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    What Will Happen When the Pope Meets the Patriarch?
    Feb08

    What Will Happen When the Pope Meets the Patriarch?

    The latest diplomatic coup for Pope Francis I—whose papacy has been marked by an ever-more expansive foreign policy—is the announcement of an interesting development in relations between the Roman Catholic and the Russian Orthodox churches, relations that have been more-or-less non-existent for more than 1000 years. On Feb. 12, Pope Francis—who...

    Cybersleuths: Wristwatch Given To Wounded Soldier ‘Proves’ Russian Role In Ukraine War
    Feb08

    Cybersleuths: Wristwatch Given To Wounded Soldier ‘Proves’ Russian Role In Ukraine War

    An open-source investigation group called the Conflict Intelligence Team alleges that a commemorative wristwatch secretly given by the Russian state to one of its soldiers shows that Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine was authorized at the highest level. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Animal Cruelty Is Part of the Fabric of the Former Soviet Union
    Feb08

    Animal Cruelty Is Part of the Fabric of the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Vee Bee Animals as well as humans have suffered from greed and neglect across the former Soviet Union, animals-rights activists say. Some of the worst offenders have been organizations owned by the government, such as zoos and circuses. A film made secretly in 2013 showing St. Petersburg State Circus trainers...

    Foreign Affairs for a New President
    Feb08

    Foreign Affairs for a New President

    Recent speeches of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz – the top four seeking the presidency – focus mainly on the turbulent and fascinating domestic issues in America: guns, gays, abortion, taxes, education and health care. However, the new president will likely find that the hot spots on his agenda demanding...

    A number of people are noticeably missing from the global jet set
    Feb08

    A number of people are noticeably missing from the global jet set

    ReutersThere are people in the world who rarely stay in one place. They’re the executives, the entrepreneurs, and the global citizens who feel just as comfortable in Dubai as they do in Shanghai. Call them your global jet setters, if you like. And in 2016 they’ve started to notice that some members of their group have gone missing —...

    Canada’s secret bid to stop Russian hackers
    Feb08

    Canada’s secret bid to stop Russian hackers

    A billboard of Vladimir Putin reads, “Crimea. Russia. Forever” on Aug. 17, 2015 in Simferopol, Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill in March 2014 to annex the Crimean peninsula, but Ukraine and most of the international community do not recognize its annexation. (Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images) Canada last year quietly funded a...

    Ukraine’s Ex-Economy Minister Sharing Evidence With Anticorruption Investigators
    Feb08

    Ukraine’s Ex-Economy Minister Sharing Evidence With Anticorruption Investigators

    Former Ukrainian Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius says he is providing anticorruption investigators evidence of influence peddling involving key government officials and state companies. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills
    Feb08

    Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops’ readiness amid continuing tensions with the West. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that military units were put on combat alert early Monday, marking...

    Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Ukraine Doubles Down On Nuclear Power
    Feb08

    Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Ukraine Doubles Down On Nuclear Power

    Ukraine is pushing ahead with plans to modernize its aging, Soviet-designed nuclear power plants as part of a grander vision to merge with EU energy markets and further cut ties with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Resurgent Jokes Reflect Putin Russia’s Inevitable Untergang
    Feb08

    Resurgent Jokes Reflect Putin Russia’s Inevitable Untergang

    Co-authored with Samuel RachlinSamuel Rachlin, an accomplished, independent Danish journalist, was born in the Soviet Union to a Danish mother and a Lithuanian father during his parents’ deportation to Siberia. He became the first Moscow, later the Washington correspondent for national Danish TV. After a stint as spokesman and advisor to...