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    Russia’s Social Media Sleuths Uncover Info Authorities Want Hidden
    Oct29

    Russia’s Social Media Sleuths Uncover Info Authorities Want Hidden

    The news of Russia’s first casualty among its troops in Syria is remarkable not only because his family doubts the official explanation for his death — that he committed suicide — but also for the fact that it was uncovered by social media sleuths. Conflict Intelligence Team, an online group founded by Russian blogger Ruslan Leviev,...

    Ukraine and Poland: Same Old Backward Rightwing Elements
    Oct29

    Ukraine and Poland: Same Old Backward Rightwing Elements

    Over the past two years or so, I have developed a keen awareness of the wounded pride, historical revisionism and backward rightwing nationalism which characterizes swathes of Eastern European society. I didn’t develop my views by actively seeking out such elements, but rather they found me. Let me briefly back up and explain. In 2014, I...

    Russia’s ‘Lukewarm’ War
    Oct29

    Russia’s ‘Lukewarm’ War

    Putin’s Arsenal My last blog, triggered by an article in the Huffington Post of October 6, entitled “Nuclear Smugglers Shopped Radioactive Materials To ISIS And Other Terrorists”, posited that Russia is actually waging what one might call a “lukewarm” war against the West in a number of theaters. In this blog, I...

    Karen Dawisha on How Putin Views the West, Interview With Renowned Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy
    Oct29

    Karen Dawisha on How Putin Views the West, Interview With Renowned Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy

    Karen Dawisha is the Walter E Havighurst Professor of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a world-renowned Russia expert who has written extensively about Soviet foreign policy, Russia-Middle East relations, and contemporary Russian politics. Her most recent book, published in 2014, is Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns...

    Ukraine Rejects Talks With Russia Over Flight Ban
    Oct29

    Ukraine Rejects Talks With Russia Over Flight Ban

    Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia said on Thursday it had proposed to Ukraine’s aviation authorities further talks on resuming flights between the two countries, but Kyiv swiftly turned down the offer. Direct air services between the one-time allies ceased on Sunday, a new low in commercial relations between the two neighbors....

    What it’s like to be a conscript in the Russian military
    Oct29

    What it’s like to be a conscript in the Russian military

    Conscription has a long history in Russia. Hundreds of thousands of young Russian men are drafted into the country’s military every year, a practice carried over from the Soviet Union-era and the Tsarist systems before that. Russia is set apart by a bullying culture that’s generally more extreme and widespread than in other militaries...

    That Time A Russian OSCE Monitor In Ukraine Got Drunk, Said Too Much
    Oct29

    That Time A Russian OSCE Monitor In Ukraine Got Drunk, Said Too Much

    The OSCE has fired a member of its observer mission in Ukraine after he was filmed apparently drunk and spreading pro-Russian views. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Scrambles Jets To Intercept Russian Planes
    Oct29

    U.S. Scrambles Jets To Intercept Russian Planes

    The Pentagon says an American aircraft carrier operating in the Sea of Japan has scrambled fighter jets after two Russian military aircraft flew within a nautical mile (nearly 2 kilometers) of the warship. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF Considers Policy Change That Would Help Ukraine
    Oct29

    IMF Considers Policy Change That Would Help Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will soon make a decision on changing its policy to allow lending to countries in arrears to official creditors, a move that would aid Ukraine in a debt dispute with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Proposes Talks With Ukraine On Flight Resumption
    Oct29

    Russia Proposes Talks With Ukraine On Flight Resumption

    The Russian aviation agency says it has sent to Ukraine’s aviation authorities a proposal to continue talks on resuming flights between the two countries. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...