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    The base jumpers say they were standing up for Ukraine. Russia says they were ‘inciting hatred.’
    Aug20

    The base jumpers say they were standing up for Ukraine. Russia says they were ‘inciting hatred.’

    MOSCOW – Moscow does not lack for political trials this summer, but the strangest one involves four Russian base-jumpers and a Ukrainian roofer nicknamed Mustang Wanted. One year ago today, Russians in the capital awoke to find that the Soviet star atop one of Moscow’s iconic seven-sisters buildings, the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building,...

    Trump Takes on the World
    Aug20

    Trump Takes on the World

    It was 1972. The flamboyant rock star Alice Cooper, not quite a household name at that point in England, was booked to play London’s Wembley Stadium. Shortly before the concert date, only a couple hundred of the 7,000 available tickets had been sold. Facing an epic failure, the redoubtable rock music promoter Shep Gordon emblazoned the side...

    Russia Readies to Invade Ukraine this Fall
    Aug20

    Russia Readies to Invade Ukraine this Fall

    World attention focuses on ISIS and Iran, with its half an atomic weapon. But the biggest geopolitical issue is Vladimir Putin, backed by thousands of nuclear weapons, who is gradually conquering Ukraine, a democracy with 45 million people the size of Germany and Poland combined. In just over a year, Russia has seized 9% of Ukraine, killed 6,200,...

    Russia Looks to Make Food Smuggling as Serious as Arms Trade
    Aug20

    Russia Looks to Make Food Smuggling as Serious as Arms Trade

    Russian customs officials want to make smuggling banned Western foods a criminal offense as serious as dealing in radioactive materials or explosives.In retaliation to Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, Russia last year banned certain food imports from… …read more Source:...

    Russia Looks to Make Food Smuggling as Serious as Arms Trade
    Aug20

    Russia Looks to Make Food Smuggling as Serious as Arms Trade

    Russian customs officials want to make smuggling banned Western foods a criminal offense as serious as dealing in radioactive materials or explosives. In retaliation to Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, Russia last year banned certain food imports from the European Union, the U.S. and a few other countries. President Vladimir...

    Russian Draft Bill Calls For Prison Terms For Smuggling Foreign Food
    Aug20

    Russian Draft Bill Calls For Prison Terms For Smuggling Foreign Food

    Russian customs officials have drafted a bill that calls for prison sentences for those who violate the country’s retaliatory sanctions on Western food imports. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia looks to make food smuggling as serious as arms trade
    Aug20

    Russia looks to make food smuggling as serious as arms trade

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian customs officials want to make smuggling banned Western foods a criminal offense as serious as dealing in radioactive materials or explosives.In retaliation to Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, Russia last year banned certain food imports from the European Union, the U.S. and a few other countries....

    Situation Report: Attacks on Egyptian, Turkish security forces; Russian ship towed home; North and South Korea trade fire; Kiev warns pro-Russian rebels; Army family angry at treatment; and lots more
    Aug20

    Situation Report: Attacks on Egyptian, Turkish security forces; Russian ship towed home; North and South Korea trade fire; Kiev warns pro-Russian rebels; Army family angry at treatment; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Violence flares. Wednesday was a bloody day for two key U.S. allies, as Turkey and Egypt were each forced to deal with a series of domestic attacks on their security forces. In Cairo, a large car bomb exploded early Thursday morning close to a national security building, ripping the … …read more...

    Pioneer of Ostpolitik during Cold War Dies at 93
    Aug20

    Pioneer of Ostpolitik during Cold War Dies at 93

    Egon Bahr, an eminent German Social Democrat who with late Chancellor Willy Brandt forged a policy of rapprochement with Communist Eastern Europe known as “Ostpolitik” during the Cold War, has died at the age of 93, the party said on Thursday. A towering figure on Germany’s political left, Bahr was closely involved as...

    The Daily Vertical: The Best Thing That Could Happen To Russia
    Aug20

    The Daily Vertical: The Best Thing That Could Happen To Russia

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...