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    U.S. Diplomat Says Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Probably Won’t Be Built
    Nov30

    U.S. Diplomat Says Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Probably Won’t Be Built

    A U.S. diplomat has dismissed the idea that the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline will ever be built. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Says One Soldier Killed, Two Wounded Amid Shelling In East
    Nov30

    Ukraine Says One Soldier Killed, Two Wounded Amid Shelling In East

    The Ukrainian Defense Ministry says one Ukrainian soldier was killed and two were wounded in the previous 24 hours as Russia-backed separatists shelled government positions in the eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Report: Turkey Swapped Two Alleged Russian Spies For Crimean Tartar Leaders
    Nov30

    Report: Turkey Swapped Two Alleged Russian Spies For Crimean Tartar Leaders

    Turkish broadcaster Haberturk reports that Turkey has extradited two Russians accused of espionage in exchange for the release of two Crimean Tatar leaders jailed in Russia-occupied Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Signs Law Declaring December 25 Public Holiday

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law declaring December 25 a public holiday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Congressional Radio-TV Gallery Pulls RT’s Accreditation After Network Registered as Foreign Agent
    Nov30

    Congressional Radio-TV Gallery Pulls RT’s Accreditation After Network Registered as Foreign Agent

    The Congressional Radio and TV Correspondents’ gallery announced Wednesday that it had voted to withdraw the news credentials for the Russian government-funded RT television network. Craig Caplan, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents’ Galleries, wrote in a letter that the...

    Chronicler of Evil
    Nov30

    Chronicler of Evil

    Anne Applebaum has written a new book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine. It is about the “terror-famine” of 1932–34. She has also written Gulag: A History and Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956. As you can see, she does not pick the cheeriest of subjects. But she picks important ones, and she is utterly authoritative...

    A Mafia State Within a Totalitarian Society
    Nov28

    A Mafia State Within a Totalitarian Society

    It is a skill, actually, to make someone feel as though they are drowning in words. If you’ve ever read a transcript of a Donald Trump interview, you know what the experience is like. Next-level incoherence is disorienting—and can be oddly powerful.The American-Russian journalist Masha Gessen has thought a lot about Trump’s rambling...

    Ukraine ‘Extremely Concerned’ Council Of Europe Caving To Russian ‘Blackmail’
    Nov28

    Ukraine ‘Extremely Concerned’ Council Of Europe Caving To Russian ‘Blackmail’

    Ukrainian officials and politicians have reacted with alarm to reports that the Council of Europe is considering lifting sanctions imposed against Russia over its military intervention in Crimea out of fears that Moscow might otherwise leave the body. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Death to the kikes’ painted on wall of Jewish charity in Ukraine
    Nov27

    ‘Death to the kikes’ painted on wall of Jewish charity in Ukraine

    (JTA) — Unidentified individuals wrote “death to the kikes” on the wall of a Jewish charity in western Ukraine. The black graffiti was discovered Monday on the exterior wall of Uzhgorod’s Hesed Shpira charity, which is funded by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, or JDC, Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish...

    Russia’s Army Is Getting Ready for the Next Big War (Think Armata Tanks and More)
    Nov26

    Russia’s Army Is Getting Ready for the Next Big War (Think Armata Tanks and More)

    Dave Majumdar Security, Overall, the Russian military is powerful enough to conventionally deter all of its neighbors in the post-Soviet space. However, the Kremlin still has to rely on nuclear weapons to deter China and NATO. Russia’s new state armament plan, which will run from 2018 to 2027, refocuses the Kremlin’s defense spending...