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    Lone Russian Lawmaker To Oppose Crimean Annexation Charged With Embezzlement
    Jun24

    Lone Russian Lawmaker To Oppose Crimean Annexation Charged With Embezzlement

    Russian authorities have charged Ilya Ponomaryov, the lone State Duma representative to vote against the 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, with embezzlement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe’s Immigration Consensus Fraying Badly
    Jun24

    Europe’s Immigration Consensus Fraying Badly

    Migrants hiding in the back of trucks in Calais. © Getty Images In the ever-escalating war of words over immigration in the European Union, Hungary has taken a series of decisive steps. Bloomberg: The government halted its participation in the Dublin Agreement, which governs the transfer of refugees within the European Union, according to a...

    US general: Russian military presence in Ukraine irrefutable
    Jun24

    US general: Russian military presence in Ukraine irrefutable

    VIENNA (AP) — The commander of the U.S. troops in Europe is dismissing claims by Russia that it is staying out of the Ukraine conflict, speaking… …read more Source:...

    US General: Russian Military Presence in Ukraine Irrefutable
    Jun24

    US General: Russian Military Presence in Ukraine Irrefutable

    Commander of US troops in Europe: Russian military presence in Ukraine ‘irrefutable’ …read more Source: ABC...

    Putin’s approval ratings hit 89 percent, the highest they’ve ever been
    Jun24

    Putin’s approval ratings hit 89 percent, the highest they’ve ever been

    MOSCOW – Think Russians are tiring of conflict with the West? Not according to President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings, which hit all-time highs of 89 percent Wednesday. Putin has been riding sky-high ever since the March 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which Russians embraced as a restoration of their place at the...

    Russia Extends Sanction On Western Food Imports By One Year
    Jun24

    Russia Extends Sanction On Western Food Imports By One Year

    The ban prohibits most food imports from the United States, European Union, Australia, Canada, and Norway. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Plans to Launch Perfume Line, Souvenirs to Attract Tourists
    Jun24

    Russia Plans to Launch Perfume Line, Souvenirs to Attract Tourists

    Russia is preparing a new range of souvenirs including a line of perfumes and scents, drawing inspiration from its most iconic sites, in a bid to rebrand the country to make it more appealing to tourists. As Russia’s relations with the European Union and United States have plummeted over the crisis in Ukraine, the Russian tourism industry...

    In Ukraine’s Energy Sector, Failure is Not an Option
    Jun24

    In Ukraine’s Energy Sector, Failure is Not an Option

    During OPEC’s oil embargo in the 1970s, America learned what happens when a reliance on foreign energy meets geopolitics. Today the situation in my country — Ukraine — is even more serious. Our energy policy has long been linked with politics, and our dependence on Russian energy supplies has left us vulnerable to political...

    EU Plans To Step Up Fight Against Russian Propaganda
    Jun24

    EU Plans To Step Up Fight Against Russian Propaganda

    The European Union aims to counter Russian propaganda by boosting support for independent media in “Eastern Neighborhood” countries and increasing awareness of “disinformation activities by external actors,” according to a strategic communications action plan seen by RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Consumer-Rights Advocate Calls Putin ‘Paranoid’ After ‘Foreign-Agent’ Slur
    Jun24

    Consumer-Rights Advocate Calls Putin ‘Paranoid’ After ‘Foreign-Agent’ Slur

    A Russian consumer-protection group lambasted by President Vladimir Putin as a “foreign agent” over cautionary advice to Russians traveling to annexed Crimea has accused Putin of “paranoia” and called him “badly informed.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...