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    As Ukraine Says ‘Farewell Unwashed Russia,’ Putin Says Take Care In ‘Gay’ Europe
    Jun15

    As Ukraine Says ‘Farewell Unwashed Russia,’ Putin Says Take Care In ‘Gay’ Europe

    Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to use his marathon call-in show to poke fun at Ukraine’s tighter relations with the EU and suggest there are more gays there than in Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Risks of Foreign Policy as Political Distraction
    Jun15

    The Risks of Foreign Policy as Political Distraction

    If you’re an embattled head of state, deflecting criticism through foreign adventure carries seductive appeal: Outside threats can cause people to pull together. As King Henry IV advises his son Hal, the future king, in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 2: busy giddy minds With foreign quarrels; that action, hence borne out, May waste the...

    Russia Bars Imprisoned Crimean Tatar From Seeing Dying Mother
    Jun15

    Russia Bars Imprisoned Crimean Tatar From Seeing Dying Mother

    Supporters of Akhtem Chiygoz, the head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis who has been held by Russian authorities since January 2015, say a Russian court in the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea has rejected a request that Chiygoz be allowed to see his mother, who is reportedly dying of cancer. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin has jokes, offers Comey asylum
    Jun15

    Putin has jokes, offers Comey asylum

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin held his annual “Direct line” marathon Q&A session on Thursday where he spent nearly four hours answering caller and in-person questions on Russian television. And the Russian leader didn’t miss the opportunity to once again establish himself atop the mountain of the world’s finest trolls....

    Germany, Austria slam US sanctions against Russia
    Jun15

    Germany, Austria slam US sanctions against Russia

    The United States Senate voted Wednesday to slap new sanctions on key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals over its interference in the 2016 U.S. election campaign and its aggression in Syria and Ukraine. “[…] we can’t accept the threat of illegal and extraterritorial sanctions against European companies,” the...

    Battleships, Aircraft Carriers and Super Tanks: Russia’s Military Dream Weapons—It Never Built
    Jun15

    Battleships, Aircraft Carriers and Super Tanks: Russia’s Military Dream Weapons—It Never Built

    Robert Farley Security, Asia The Soviet military combined grandiose vision and global aspiration with a defense-industrial base that had severe limitations. In some cases, these limitations produced remarkable weapons, such as the T-34 and the MiG-21. In other cases, the limitations precluded disastrous decisions, such as the giant heavy bombers,...

    Putin Cracks Joke That Comey Could Get Political Asylum In Russia
    Jun15

    Putin Cracks Joke That Comey Could Get Political Asylum In Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a sarcastic outburst, President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scoffed at former FBI director James Comey’s disclosure of his conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying the move has made Comey eligible for political asylum in Russia.Putin, speaking in a live call-in show with the Russian nation, likened Comey to NSA...

    Russia’s Putin Says Bridge to Crimea Is on Schedule
    Jun15

    Russia’s Putin Says Bridge to Crimea Is on Schedule

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Construction of a bridge to connect mainland Russia with Crimea is on schedule, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on… …read more Source: U.S....

    Vladimir Putin Calls James Comey’s Leaking of Donald Trump Conversations ‘Weird’
    Jun15

    Vladimir Putin Calls James Comey’s Leaking of Donald Trump Conversations ‘Weird’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin described former FBI Director James Comey’s leaking of conversations with President Donald Trump as “weird” and ironically offered him asylum in Russia. Speaking Thursday in live call-in show, Putin compared Comey’s move to that of NSA contractor Edward Snowden, adding on a sarcastic note that Russia...

    Senate sanctions bill targets Russia, presidential powers
    Jun15

    Senate sanctions bill targets Russia, presidential powers

    Senators voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to write stiff sanctions against Russia into law and to give Congress a say should President Trump try to lift them, making a bipartisan strike against the government of President Vladimir Putin. The sanctions were intended to be a punishment for Russia’s meddling in Ukraine as … …read...