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    Russia’s staging bases in Armenia
    Feb28

    Russia’s staging bases in Armenia

    Image: Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Krzysztof (Kriss) Szkurlatowski Armenians have had an ambivalent feeling toward Russia since independence in 1991. On the one hand, they are grateful that Russia’s defeat of Persia — today’s Iran — in the early 1800s prevented the destruction of Armenian civilization. They are also...

    Moldova in Crisis as Corruption Threatens Stability
    Feb27

    Moldova in Crisis as Corruption Threatens Stability

    A financial crisis in Moldova has exposed deep-rooted corruption that is boosting pro-Russia parties and threatening Moldova’s stability. Monthslong protests around government buildings have raised comparisons with the uprising in neighboring Ukraine. Meanwhile, Western backers are withholding financial support until the government makes...

    Don’t Miss the Film About a Great African-American Amid This Year’s Oscars so White
    Feb27

    Don’t Miss the Film About a Great African-American Amid This Year’s Oscars so White

    ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?,’ a documentary about the legendary singer, songwriter and civil rights activist Nina Simone, was nominated for an Academy Award this year. As a performer, Nina Simone was known for her soulful vocals and carefree musical style, which captured audiences and attracted life-long fans, such as Langston...

    Russians chant ‘Putin get out’ during marches in honour of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov
    Feb27

    Russians chant ‘Putin get out’ during marches in honour of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov

    © AFP Kirill KudryavtsevMoscow (AFP) – Thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Saturday in memory of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down near the Kremlin a year ago in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin’s rule. On a bright sunny afternoon opposition supporters thronged the streets...

    Stunning Photos Of Norway’s Reindeer Hide A Radioactive Secret
    Feb27

    Stunning Photos Of Norway’s Reindeer Hide A Radioactive Secret

    Nearly three decades have passed since the devastating meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine. Yet, all these years later the fallout from the disaster continues to have a detrimental environmental effect.The deadly 1986 explosion at Chernobyl resulted in a mass evacuation and the relocation of hundreds of thousands of...

    Stunning Photos Of Norway’s Reindeer Hide A Radioactive Secret
    Feb27

    Stunning Photos Of Norway’s Reindeer Hide A Radioactive Secret

    Nearly three decades have passed since the devastating meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine. Yet, all these years later the fallout from the disaster continues to have a detrimental environmental effect.The deadly 1986 explosion at Chernobyl resulted in a mass evacuation and the relocation of hundreds of thousands of...

    Russia’s anti-Putin activists mark Nemtsov murder, amid threats and attacks
    Feb27

    Russia’s anti-Putin activists mark Nemtsov murder, amid threats and attacks

    Thousands of people gathered in Moscow on Saturday to remember Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader and former prime minister who was gunned down by an assassin within sight of the Kremlin in Moscow on this day one year ago. Nemtsov, who was a staunch critic of President Vladimir Putin, was murdered on Feb. 27, 2015, as he walked with his...

    Boris Nemtsov (1959-2015)
    Feb27

    Boris Nemtsov (1959-2015)

    In memory of Boris Nemtsov, a hero not only of his country but of what I would call the Democratic International, I would like to offer a few broad conclusions that I have drawn from the horror of his fate. These are all sobering conclusions; but our times are schooling us in a new sobriety about history. We are learning, too, to be more sober...

    US defense officials are worried about North Korea
    Feb27

    US defense officials are worried about North Korea

    REUTERS/Kyla Gifford/U.S. Air Force Photo/Handout via ReutersVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) – Senior U.S. defense officials voiced concern about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions on Friday as they toured American missile defense sites a day after watching the military test-fire its second intercontinental ballistic missile...

    Ukraine Pressured by Corruption, Renewed Fighting
    Feb27

    Ukraine Pressured by Corruption, Renewed Fighting

    Two years ago, Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution sought to do away with a corrupt oligarchy and put the country on the path toward a Western-style democratic society. But the reform-minded government is now under pressure as corruption persists and Russia shows no signs of letting up its attempts to destabilize the country. VOA Europe...