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    Turkey Now Russian Media’s Enemy Number One: Report
    Dec29

    Turkey Now Russian Media’s Enemy Number One: Report

    Turkey has overtaken Ukraine, the U.S. and even extremist group the Islamic State (ISIS) as Russian news media’s enemy No. 1, according to research done for independent Russian news channel RBC. Turkey downed a Russian Su-24 jet near the Syrian border at the end of November after accusing it of violating airspace and refusing to leave. In...

    In Russia, recession takes a bite out of the holiday feast
    Dec29

    In Russia, recession takes a bite out of the holiday feast

    MOSCOW (AP) — For most Russians, it’s not New Year’s without a Salad Olivier, a dish meant to augur prosperity. This year, soaring food costs mean the tradition can also be a painful reminder of how rapidly many Russians’ wealth is fading amid recession and Western sanctions. The mix of chicken, potatoes, peas, carrots and...

    Book Of Putin’s One Liners Is ‘Ideal’ Holiday Gift For Russian Patriots
    Dec29

    Book Of Putin’s One Liners Is ‘Ideal’ Holiday Gift For Russian Patriots

    MOSCOW, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Some of Vladimir Putin’s saltiest one liners have been turned into a book by his supporters who have sent a batch to the Kremlin touting it as the ideal holiday gift for patriotic Russian officials.The tome, entitled “The Words that are changing the World,” is the latest expression of admiration...

    Top 10 Global Predictions for 2016
    Dec29

    Top 10 Global Predictions for 2016

    In 2009, as Russia was trying to emerge from recession, few would have predicted that five years later Russian soldiers would be making moves into Ukraine following the annexation of Crimea. The Cold War was history, as our President reminded in 2012 when he told Mitt Romney the 80’s were calling to ask for their foreign policy back. A few...

    Uptick in Ceasefire Violations, 2 Years Into Ukraine Conflict
    Dec29

    Uptick in Ceasefire Violations, 2 Years Into Ukraine Conflict

    Nearly two years after Russia began sending troops and equipment to help separatists in Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, the Ukraine crisis has shown no signs of ending. Russia and Ukraine signed the Minsk II Agreement back in February to help bring about a ceasefire. The U.S., meantime, has provided $265 million in aid to defend Ukraine’s...

    Putin’s No-Spin Zone
    Dec29

    Putin’s No-Spin Zone

    Russian political talk shows have become circuses of angry pensioners, cornered liberals, and camo-clad Ukrainian rebels. And they’re more popular than ever. …read more Source: Foreign...

    New Russia-Ukraine Economic War Over Import Bans Expected In 2016
    Dec28

    New Russia-Ukraine Economic War Over Import Bans Expected In 2016

    As the new year approaches, so does the next economic battle between Russia and Ukraine. Russia announced last week that it would impose tariffs on Ukrainian goods in anticipation of a trade deal between Kiev and the European Union entering into force Jan. 1 . Now Ukraine is hitting back with its own restrictions on Russian goods in 2016, a...

    Why Russia Can Only Go Backward
    Dec28

    Why Russia Can Only Go Backward

    MOSCOW — The Public Opinion Foundation conducted a survey this month asking Russians two questions: “What was the main event of the year in Russia?” and “What was the main global event of the year?” Noteworthy is that fully 40 percent of the respondents had trouble answering either question. And the most brutal...

    Russian Officials Get Quirky Holiday Gift: A Book of Putin’s One-Liners
    Dec28

    Russian Officials Get Quirky Holiday Gift: A Book of Putin’s One-Liners

    Some of Vladimir Putin’s saltiest one liners have been turned into a book by his supporters who have sent a batch to the Kremlin touting it as the ideal holiday gift for patriotic Russian officials. The tome, entitled “The Words that are changing the World,” is the latest expression of admiration from fans who cast the president...

    Political Feuding Imperils Ukraine’s Future, Obama’s Record
    Dec28

    Political Feuding Imperils Ukraine’s Future, Obama’s Record

    KIEV (Reuters) – On his most recent visit to Kiev, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said he spends more time speaking to Ukrainian officials than to… …read more Source:...