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    New stats say Russia’s poor grew sharply
    Mar21

    New stats say Russia’s poor grew sharply

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s state statistical service says the number of people living in poverty last year spiked up by nearly 20 percent. Statistics reported Monday for last year said 19.2 million Russians — about 13 percent of the population — were living at or below the official poverty level of 9662 rubles ($142) a month. That’s an...

    Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ Pilot Faces Verdict for Killing of Russian Journalists
    Mar21

    Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ Pilot Faces Verdict for Killing of Russian Journalists

    (DONETSK, Russia) — A Russian court on Monday began reading a verdict for Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who is charged with complicity to murder two Russian journalists in war-torn eastern Ukraine. The judge quoted arguments by prosecutors who said Savchenko, who served in a volunteer Ukrainian battalion at the time, called in the...

    Russian Official Warns Of Potential Destabilization In Crimea
    Mar21

    Russian Official Warns Of Potential Destabilization In Crimea

    The head of Russia’s Security Council says Ukrainian nationalism and economic pressures could destabilize the security situation on the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine two years ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Kissing Wilders Poster Banned by Dutch Rail
    Mar21

    Putin Kissing Wilders Poster Banned by Dutch Rail

    Posters showing Russian President Vladimir Putin and Dutch right-wing leader Geert Wilders kissing have been banned from railway stations and bus shelters in the Netherlands, Dutch public broadcaster NOS reports. According to NOS, the posters, designed by the youth wing of the Netherlands’ Labour Party and which show Wilders and Putin in a...

    Sentencing expected tomorrow for Ukrainian pilot
    Mar21

    Sentencing expected tomorrow for Ukrainian pilot

    DONETSK, Russia (AP) — A Russian court has begun reading a verdict for a Ukrainian pilot (Nadezhda Savchenko) who is charged with complicity to murder two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine. The judge quoted arguments by prosecutors who said the pilot called-in the coordinates for shelling that killed the two journalists and several civilians...

    Russian court poised to find Ukrainian pilot guilty for deaths of journalists in ‘Stalinist-era show trial’
    Mar21

    Russian court poised to find Ukrainian pilot guilty for deaths of journalists in ‘Stalinist-era show trial’

    Lt. Nadiya Savchenko had been accused of helping the Ukrainian army target the shelling that led to the June 2014 deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Russian court poised to find Ukrainian pilot guilty for deaths of journalists in ‘Stalinist-era show trial’
    Mar21

    Russian court poised to find Ukrainian pilot guilty for deaths of journalists in ‘Stalinist-era show trial’

    MOSCOW – A Russian court appeared Monday to lay the groundwork for a guilty verdict against a Ukrainian helicopter pilot nicknamed Ukraine’s “Joan of Arc,” Russian news agencies reported, wrapping up a trial over the 2014 deaths of two Russian journalists that has revived memories of Stalin-era show trials. There was, however, initial...

    Russian court apparently convicts Ukraine pilot
    Mar21

    Russian court apparently convicts Ukraine pilot

    A Russian court on Monday apparently convicted a Ukrainian pilot in connection with the murder of two Russian journalists and several civilians, according to Russian state media, although the verdict was still being read out. …read more Source: USA...

    Savchenko Faces Murder Verdict In Russian Court
    Mar21

    Savchenko Faces Murder Verdict In Russian Court

    Russian news agencies report that a court in the Rostov region found Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko guilty of complicity in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine in 2014. The ruling will not be official until the judge finishes reading it, but his wording strongly indicated that the court accepted the prosecution’s...

    Putin is Less Likeable and Trustworthy Than a Year Ago: Poll
    Mar21

    Putin is Less Likeable and Trustworthy Than a Year Ago: Poll

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has become less likable and trustworthy in the eyes of the Russian people, according to a survey by independent pollster the Levada Center. The poll, conducted earlier in March, asked a sample of 1,600 Russians from across the country to answer a number of questions as to how they view Putin. The center has been...