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    Kasparov Checkmated
    Dec16

    Kasparov Checkmated

    Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must be Stopped.by Garry KasparovPublic Affairs, 2015, 291+xxviii pp., $26.99 Few are more qualified to testify to the sheer arbitrary power of Vladimir Putin’s political machine than Garry Kasparov. Long-time world chess champion, Kasparov was a huge celebrity in Russia...

    Insult-laced row in Ukrainian govt goes public
    Dec16

    Insult-laced row in Ukrainian govt goes public

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s interior minister on Wednesday released a video of a session of the Ukrainian Reform Council that turned into a… …read more Source:...

    Turkey and Russia: Enemies Again?
    Dec16

    Turkey and Russia: Enemies Again?

    The downing of a Russian Su-24 fighter near the Syrian border by a Turkish F-16 last month has put a chill on Russian-Turkish relations, ending an era of good feelings and burgeoning travel, trade, and educational contacts. In the ensuing war of words, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of facilitating...

    Watch Ukraine’s Interior Minister Throw Water at the Former President of Georgia
    Dec16

    Watch Ukraine’s Interior Minister Throw Water at the Former President of Georgia

    Footage has been released of a tense fight between Ukrainian government officials. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Putin orders suspension of Russia’s free trade zone with Ukraine
    Dec16

    Putin orders suspension of Russia’s free trade zone with Ukraine

    Russia has staunchly opposed plans to launch an EU-Ukraine free trade pact …read more Source: The Globe and...

    A Forum for Modern Europe
    Dec16

    A Forum for Modern Europe

    The European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk, Poland honoured with The Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2016.Photo credit: Grzegorz Mehring It gives me a thrill to know that the idea and a big purpose we have been working for for 35 years, has come to a wonderful fruition. It was Lech Wałęsa’s insight to create a centre, right where the...

    Ukraine says Russia looted two Crimean oil rigs
    Dec16

    Ukraine says Russia looted two Crimean oil rigs

    Shamil Zhumatov/ReutersUkraine accused Russia on Wednesday of looting two of its oil rigs after Crimea-based oil and gas firm Chornomornaftogaz moved the equipment off the coast of the annexed peninsula into Russian waters. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine last year and the loss of the peninsula’s valuable energy assets has been a...

    Kyiv Says Russia Loots $357 Million Oil Rigs In Black Sea
    Dec16

    Kyiv Says Russia Loots $357 Million Oil Rigs In Black Sea

    Ukraine has accused Russia of looting two of its oil rigs after the Crimea-based oil and gas firm Chornomornaftogaz moved the Black Sea rigs into Russian territorial waters. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine to Suspend Trade with Crimea
    Dec16

    Ukraine to Suspend Trade with Crimea

    Ukraine says it will suspend trade with Russian-occupied Crimea by mid-January. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said in televised comments Wednesday the ban will begin in 30 days and will affect everything but humanitarian aid. The prime minister added there was no decision as to whether Ukraine would supply electricity to Ukraine. “As far...

    Ukraine Suspends Trade To Crimea Amid Increased Tensions With Russia
    Dec16

    Ukraine Suspends Trade To Crimea Amid Increased Tensions With Russia

    In the latest escalation between Ukraine and Russia over Crimea, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday Kiev would suspend trade to the peninsula starting in 30 days, local media reported. Exceptions have been made for humanitarian aid, important food supplies and some personal items. …read more Source: International...