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    Ukrainians Debating Whether To Celebrate Christmas On December 25
    Jan01

    Ukrainians Debating Whether To Celebrate Christmas On December 25

    Ukrainians are debating a petition to celebrate Christmas on December 25, like western Europe, rather than continuing to mark the holiday on January 7 according to Orthodox Christian tradition. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Police Blame Second Crimean Power Outage On Sabotage
    Jan01

    Ukrainian Police Blame Second Crimean Power Outage On Sabotage

    Ukrainian police are blaming saboteurs yet again for blowing up an electricity pylon that shut down electricity for at least one quarter of the residents of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic
    Jan01

    Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea — As New Year’s Eve approached, the central square of Crimea’s largest city was festooned with bright festive decorations, including a soaring artificial tree that flashes and winks. But areas just a few steps away were sunk in darkness, the street lamps turned off because of an electricity shortage. …read...

    What Are Russia’s Biggest Threats? Color Revolutions And Extremist Groups Make The List
    Jan01

    What Are Russia’s Biggest Threats? Color Revolutions And Extremist Groups Make The List

    As Russia welcomed the new year, the Kremlin released Thursday a list of what it sees as the biggest security threats facing the country. Color revolutions like those seen in Ukraine and Georgia as well as extremist groups and the activities of foreign nongovernmental organizations all made the list, local media reported. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Launches Investigation Into Power Grid Cyberattack Blamed On Russia
    Jan01

    Ukraine Launches Investigation Into Power Grid Cyberattack Blamed On Russia

    Ukrainian officials said Thursday they would launch an investigation into a cyberattack that hit the country’s power grid and left parts of western Ukraine without power last week. Ukraine’s secret service has blamed the attack on Russia as economic and political relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate, Reuters...

    Ukraine blames Russia for cyberattack on grid
    Dec31

    Ukraine blames Russia for cyberattack on grid

    Ukraine will investigate a cyberattack on its energy grid, the energy ministry said Thursday, an event that the country’s security service believes originated in Russia, Reuters reports.A power company in western Ukraine said on Dec. 23… …read more Source: The...

    Russia sentences blogger to 5 years in Siberian prison as Internet crackdown intensifies
    Dec31

    Russia sentences blogger to 5 years in Siberian prison as Internet crackdown intensifies

    Russia on Wednesday sentenced a blogger in the city of Tomsk to five years in a Siberian prison for “inciting extremism and hatred” after he criticized Russian military intervention in Ukraine in videos he posted to YouTube and Vkontakte, Russia’s version of Facebook The unusually harsh decision against Vadim Tyumentsev, which...

    Russia Plans Survey in Crimea on Ukraine Electricity Contract
    Dec31

    Russia Plans Survey in Crimea on Ukraine Electricity Contract

    Crimea residents will be asked if they want to accept a new electricity contract with Ukraine, even if it states the Black Sea peninsula is part of Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine to Investigate Suspected Cyberattack on Energy Grid
    Dec31

    Ukraine to Investigate Suspected Cyberattack on Energy Grid

    Ukraine will investigate a suspected computer malware attack on its energy grid, the energy ministry said on Thursday, an incident the country’s secret service has blamed on Russia. A power company in western Ukraine, Prykarpattyaoblenergo, said on December 23 that a swath of the area it serves had been left without energy, including the...

    Ukrainian power to Crimea cut again after tower collapse
    Dec31

    Ukrainian power to Crimea cut again after tower collapse

    Electricity from Ukraine to the Russia-annexed Crimean peninsula has been cut again after the collapse of a power pylon. …read more Source: FOX...