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    Why the Armenian Spring Is Not Maidan 2.0
    Jul01

    Why the Armenian Spring Is Not Maidan 2.0

    On June 19, 2015, protests broke out in the Armenian capital of Yerevan as demonstrators expressed opposition to President Serzh Sargsyan’s decision to raise electricity prices by 17% to 22%. Over the course of the next week, this initial episode of unrest blossomed into what many have described as a Maidan-style revolution, featuring...

    Ukraine Snubs Russian Gas
    Jul01

    Ukraine Snubs Russian Gas

    Kiev turned off its Gazprom gas tap today, snubbing the Russian supplier in talks to negotiate a new contract as an interim deal expired. The two sides can’t agree on a price—Gazprom is offering $247 per thousand cubic meters, roughly a $40 discount, while Ukraine is holding out for a better bargain and more favorable terms. Reuters...

    A Grim Meme Casts a Spotlight on Internet Censorship in Russia
    Jul01

    A Grim Meme Casts a Spotlight on Internet Censorship in Russia

    On June 15, not long after Jeanna Friske, a prominent Russian singer, died of brain cancer at the age of 40, someone posted a grim meme about her on MDK, a popular group on the Russian social media site, VK. The meme consisted of a photo of Friske and a sentence playing on a line from one of her hit singles: Instead of “I have never been to...

    Drone video appears to show Russian military base in eastern Ukraine
    Jul01

    Drone video appears to show Russian military base in eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine —Ukrainian fighters on Tuesday published a drone video that they claimed shows a Russian military base hidden near the front lines in war-torn eastern Ukraine. See also: Ukraine’s children of war The video, posted to YouTube by the Kiev-backed Dnipro-1 volunteer regiment, shows a large, fortified military encampment spread...

    Attitudes toward the US have never been worse in post-Soviet Russia
    Jul01

    Attitudes toward the US have never been worse in post-Soviet Russia

    It’s no secret that Russian-American relations have severely cooled over the last year. In fact, an opinion poll led by Moscow-based Levada Center revealed that over 80% of Russians have a negative view of the United States, almost double what it was like a year ago, the Washington Post reports. The attitudes of Russians toward Americans...

    Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash
    Jul01

    Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The team investigating last year’s crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has prepared a draft final report and given it to countries involved in the probe for their comments. The Safety Board said last year that the Boeing 777 was likely brought down by “multiple high-energy...

    Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash
    Jul01

    Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The team investigating last year’s crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has prepared a draft final report and given it to countries involved in the probe for their comments. …read more Source: U.S....

    Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash
    Jul01

    Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The team investigating last year’s crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has prepared a draft… …read more Source:...

    Russia’s big gas plan hit a setback
    Jul01

    Russia’s big gas plan hit a setback

    Russia’s big plan to build the Turkish Stream might have hit a snag as Russia and Turkey can’t agree on gas prices. Russia’s Gazprom and Turkey’s BOTAŞ had a six-month period to agree on the prices for gas supplies. That time frame expired on Monday without a deal. “The dispute over prices means there’s no...

    Gazprom Halts Natural Gas Deliveries to Ukraine
    Jul01

    Gazprom Halts Natural Gas Deliveries to Ukraine

    The Russian energy giant cut off deliveries because of a pricing dispute amid political tensions between Russia and Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...