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    How a Jewish reporter celebrated Hanukkah at the Kremlin
    Dec29

    How a Jewish reporter celebrated Hanukkah at the Kremlin

    JTA’s Cnaan Liphshiz, right, gets set to accept a Fiddler on the Roof Award from Rabbi Boruch Gorin at the Kremlin, Dec. 8, 2015. (Courtesy of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia) MOSCOW (JTA) — Like many tourists in Red Square, I have often wondered what lies beyond the tall walls that separate this Moscow attraction from the...

    Give the gift of Vladimir Putin this holiday season
    Dec29

    Give the gift of Vladimir Putin this holiday season

    What do you get the patriotic Putin-lover who has everything? That’s a question some Russians may be asking themselves as New Year’s Day, the country’s biggest holiday, approaches See also: Decoding Putin: The messages hidden within the Russian president’s national address For nearly two years, Russia has been swept up in...

    Cover-Up Suspected As Russia Names ‘Mastermind’ Behind Critic’s Assassination
    Dec29

    Cover-Up Suspected As Russia Names ‘Mastermind’ Behind Critic’s Assassination

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Russian police named a Chechen man as the alleged mastermind behind the high-profile murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, but the dead politician’s supporters said he was only a low-level figure and that a cover-up was underway.Nemtsov, one of President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics, was...

    The Problem with Ukrainian Police Reform
    Dec29

    The Problem with Ukrainian Police Reform

    Ukraine’s police are getting a much-praised makeover. But there could be trouble down the road. …read more Source: Foreign...

    NATO Causing Russia Security Concerns Over Montenegro Membership And Hostility In Eastern Europe
    Dec29

    NATO Causing Russia Security Concerns Over Montenegro Membership And Hostility In Eastern Europe

    NATO is continuing to cause national security threats to Russia, according to a Moscow Foreign Ministry report issued Monday, which cited the U.S.-led alliance’s large military presence in Eastern Europe as a primary concern. Friction between Russia and NATO reached levels not seen since the end of the Cold War in 1991 after Moscow annexed...

    Brave New War
    Dec29

    Brave New War

    U.S. Navy / ReutersFrom China in Asia to Russia in Europe and the Middle East, and ISIS just about everywhere, 2015 has seen the flourishing of conflicts that exist in a gray zone, one which is not quite open war but more than regular competition, which is attuned to globalization, which liberal democracies are ill-equipped to deal with, and...

    In Russia, Recession Takes Bite Out of Holiday Feast
    Dec29

    In Russia, Recession Takes Bite Out of Holiday Feast

    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 mayonnaise –...

    Boris Nemtsov Murder Indictments Expected For 5 Chechen Men Accused Of Killing Russian Opposition Politician
    Dec29

    Boris Nemtsov Murder Indictments Expected For 5 Chechen Men Accused Of Killing Russian Opposition Politician

    Nearly a year after the brazen murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov steps away from the Kremlin in the heart of Moscow, suspects in his murder were scheduled to be indicted Tuesday with the final investigation into his death to be completed next month, the Associated Press reported. Nemtsov was shot in the back multiple times...

    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...