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    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia
    Oct27

    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia

    The photographer Ivan Sigal documented post-Soviet life in Moscow during the 1990s.In 1997, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, the Clinton administration’s lead official on all matters Russia, gave a speech at Stanford University on American policy toward Moscow. He admitted, in not so many words, that persuading the erratic...

    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia
    Oct27

    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia

    The photographer Ivan Sigal documented post-Soviet life in Moscow during the 1990s.In 1997, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, the Clinton administration’s lead official on all matters Russia, gave a speech at Stanford University on American policy toward Moscow. He admitted, in not so many words, that persuading the erratic...

    Ukraine’s health care system  to get comprehensive overhaul
    Oct27

    Ukraine’s health care system to get comprehensive overhaul

    KYIV – Ukraine adopted a crucial legislative health care package on October 19 that is designed to improve the health of its people and remove Europe’s largest country from the list of nations that have the world’s highest death rates. It is the first comprehensive change to the country’s Soviet-era health care system since...

    Crimean Tatar leaders are freed
    Oct27

    Crimean Tatar leaders are freed

    Crimean Tatar leaders Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, who were sentenced to prison by Russian courts on the occupied peninsula in September, were released from custody on October 25 and arrived in Turkey, Ukrainian officials, legislators and lawyers said. Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzheppar told RFE/RL about...

    Twitter urged firms to delete data during 2016 campaign
    Oct27

    Twitter urged firms to delete data during 2016 campaign

    Twitter quietly ramped up a campaign last year to permanently delete some user data from its social media platform and the files of commercial firms using it, raising concerns that the policy would help Russian cyberspies suspected of meddling in the 2016 election cover their tracks.In June and September of 2016, the company posted updates to its...

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexander Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival
    Oct27

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexander Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival

    CONCLUSION (Go to Part I) KYIV – Rutgers University-Newark political science professor Alexander Motyl is known for swimming against the tide when it comes to speaking about post-Maidan Ukraine. All is not lost and not everything is “doom and gloom,” his writings and observations often say. On October 13, the professor, novelist and poet spoke...

    Freed From A Cage, Masha The Bear Tastes The Good Life

    A brown bear named Masha has spent most of her life in a cage outside a restaurant in Lviv, Ukraine. But with help from Four Paws, an international animal welfare group, she’s now settling in at a sanctuary where she can stroll, swim, and play. Her rescue was part of a larger campaign to relocate dozens of bears kept illegally by private...

    Freed From A Cage, Masha The Bear Tastes The Good Life

    A brown bear named Masha has spent most of her life in a cage outside a restaurant in Lviv, Ukraine. But with help from Four Paws, an international animal welfare group, she’s now settling in at a sanctuary where she can stroll, swim, and play. Her rescue was part of a larger campaign to relocate dozens of bears kept illegally by private...

    Why deny the Ukrainian Nazi connection?
    Oct27

    Why deny the Ukrainian Nazi connection?

    The Russian Embassy in Ottawa has created quite the controversy with its latest tweets about Nazi monuments in Canada. “There are monumets (sic) to Nazi collaborators in Canada and nobody is doing anything about it,” one of the tweets noted. A monument in Oakville commemorates those who served with the 14th SS Galizien Division (aka 1st...

    The Roots of the Dem’s Russia Obsession
    Oct27

    The Roots of the Dem’s Russia Obsession

    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Five years ago, Mitt Romney was hammering Barack Obama for being soft on Russia. And Obama was ridiculing him as a Cold War fossil. The Russia exchanges may seem confusing today, but...