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    Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98
    Aug05

    Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98

    Mr. Conquest chronicled the Stalinist purges and the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s with original findings and gripping narratives. …read more Source: The New York...

    Poroshenko Consults Generals As Ukraine Peace Talks Falter
    Aug05

    Poroshenko Consults Generals As Ukraine Peace Talks Falter

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko convened his generals August 4 amid signs that his latest bid to negotiate an end to clashes with pro-Russian rebels is faltering while violence is rising. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Bale scores as Real Madrid meet Bayern in Audi Cup final
    Aug05

    Bale scores as Real Madrid meet Bayern in Audi Cup final

    Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Gareth Bale scored against former club Tottenham Hotspur as Real Madrid won 2-0 on Tuesday to set up a final against Bayern Munich in the pre-season Audi Cup friendly tournament in Germany.The Wales international was playing against Spurs for the first time since his £85.3m world record transfer to Madrid in...

    Putin In Crimea: Tensions Over Holy Orthodox Christian Site Soar As Priest Appointed To Oversee Archaeological Site
    Aug05

    Putin In Crimea: Tensions Over Holy Orthodox Christian Site Soar As Priest Appointed To Oversee Archaeological Site

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a controversial move toward placing an important archaeological site and nature preserve under the control of the Kremlin with an Orthodox priest at the helm. Tauric Chersonesos, an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago, is expected to be put on a list of Russian cultural heritage...

    Ukraine grants citizenship to Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin
    Aug05

    Ukraine grants citizenship to Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin, a prominent journalist, became Ukrainian citizens during a special ceremony Tuesday in Kiev. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Claims 463,000 Square Miles of Arctic Territory
    Aug05

    Russia Claims 463,000 Square Miles of Arctic Territory

    Russia has renewed its claim on 436,000 square miles of Arctic territory in an application to the United Nations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Russia’s previous claim was rejected in 2002 by a U.N. commission on the grounds of insufficient evidence. This time, the ministry says it has “ample scientific data collected in years...

    Russia’s Arctic claim to North Pole to put political heat on Canada, expert
    Aug04

    Russia’s Arctic claim to North Pole to put political heat on Canada, expert

    OTTAWA – A defence expert says Russia’s new bid for a vast swath of Arctic territory, including the North Pole, backs Canada into an uncomfortable corner in future negotiations over the frozen region.Moscow’s revised international submission was revealed today in a statement by the country’s foreign ministry and claims 1.2...

    How To Become A Citizen Of Post-Maidan Ukraine
    Aug04

    How To Become A Citizen Of Post-Maidan Ukraine

    Prominent Russian activist Maria Gaidar just obtained a Ukrainian passport, joining the ranks of a growing list of foreign nationals to do so. Her path is one of several available for fast-track Ukrainian citizenship. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Defying Russia, Ukraine Grants Citizenship To Prominent Kremlin Critics: Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin Accept Ukrainian Passports
    Aug04

    Defying Russia, Ukraine Grants Citizenship To Prominent Kremlin Critics: Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin Accept Ukrainian Passports

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko granted Ukrainian citizenship to two prominent Russians in a ceremony Tuesday. Outspoken Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin accepted the Ukrainian passports from Poroshenko in a move that sparked anger and disappointment from many Russian officials. …read more Source: International Business...

    IMF: Further Conflict, Debt Dispute High Risk to Ukraine Recovery
    Aug04

    IMF: Further Conflict, Debt Dispute High Risk to Ukraine Recovery

    Further separatist conflict and the possibility of protracted debt restructuring talks still pose “exceptionally high” risks to Ukraine’s efforts to restore its financial stability, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. In a report by IMF staff released after the fund’s first review of a $17.5 billion loan...