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    Central Europe guardedly welcomes US military spending boost
    Feb03

    Central Europe guardedly welcomes US military spending boost

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are welcoming a U.S. plan to quadruple military spending in Europe in reaction to Russia’s military resurgence, yet the tone from several governments appears guarded as it remains unclear how much of the spending will translate into a real and lasting presence of troops and...

    Central Europe guardedly welcomes US military spending boost
    Feb03

    Central Europe guardedly welcomes US military spending boost

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are welcoming a U.S. plan to quadruple military spending in Europe in reaction to Russia’s military resurgence, yet the tone from several governments appears guarded as it remains unclear how much of the spending will translate into a real and lasting presence of troops and...

    As Ukraine Conflict Simmers, Kids Are Stuck At Home
    Feb03

    As Ukraine Conflict Simmers, Kids Are Stuck At Home

    In the eastern Ukrainian village of Zaytseve, 11-year-old Edik has to cross military checkpoints and enter separatist territory just to go to school. It’s a dangerous trip, so Edik and other schoolchildren have stopped going to class, and instead do their schoolwork at home. (Zenovia Stefanyuk, RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read...

    Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokno Takes on Russia’s Prosecutor in Music Video
    Feb03

    Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokno Takes on Russia’s Prosecutor in Music Video

    Feminist and anti-Putin activist Nadya Tolokno from Russia’s famous protest punk band Pussy Riot has released a music video taking on the country’s prosecutor Yury Chaika. Chaika and his family became the subject of a scandalous investigation by one of Russia’s leading opposition figures, anti-corruption blogger Alexey Navalny,...

    How the West Misjudged Russia, Part 4: Mad about Medvedev
    Feb03

    How the West Misjudged Russia, Part 4: Mad about Medvedev

    Editor’s Note: How do Russia and the West see one another? What are the experts’ views on the confrontation between Russia and the West? How do the pundits explain the Russo-Ukrainian war and Russia’s Syrian gambit? What are the roots of the mythology about Russia in the West, and why has the West failed to predict and...

    In blow to Ukraine’s reform hopes, top official resigns, citing corruption
    Feb03

    In blow to Ukraine’s reform hopes, top official resigns, citing corruption

    The nation’s economy minister quit, saying that corrupt deal-making was as bad as ever. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukrainian Official Resigns, Says Reform Efforts Blocked
    Feb03

    Ukrainian Official Resigns, Says Reform Efforts Blocked

    Ukraine’s government, already under strain from political infighting, a frozen conflict in the country’s east and a sagging economy, fell under scrutiny again on Wednesday when its economy minister handed in his resignation, saying the leadership routinely blocked his… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian official resigns, says reform efforts blocked
    Feb03

    Ukrainian official resigns, says reform efforts blocked

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s government, already under strain from political infighting, a frozen conflict in the country’s east and a sagging economy,… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Economy Minister Resigns Amid Reforms, Anger Over Corruption And Ongoing War
    Feb03

    Ukraine’s Economy Minister Resigns Amid Reforms, Anger Over Corruption And Ongoing War

    Ukraine’s efforts to implement difficult economic reforms and stamp out corruption took another blow Wednesday when the country’s economic minister resigned, arguing that entrenched corruption in his ministry was preventing reform. Now-former Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius accused an ally of Ukrainian President Petro...

    Children of the Century
    Feb03

    Children of the Century

    In the summer of 1866, as Leo Tolstoy prepared for his serialized novel War and Peace to be published as a single volume, he wrote to illustrator Mikhail Bashilov, hoping to commission drawings for the new edition of the novel, which he referred to by its original title, 1805. When Bashilov questioned a detail of historical...