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    Ukraine Accuses Russian Secret Service of Seeking to Influence Local Elections
    Aug15

    Ukraine Accuses Russian Secret Service of Seeking to Influence Local Elections

    Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) has accused Russia of trying to influence local elections in the west of Ukraine by funding left-wing activists through secret channels. The SBU issued a statement on Thursday warning Ukraine’s westernmost Zakarpattia region, which borders four European Union member countries, of alleged attempts by a...

    The Secret Plot to Destroy Russia
    Aug14

    The Secret Plot to Destroy Russia

    I was struck by a recent headline that read “Most Russians Believe USA Wants to Turn Russia into Second-Rate Country.” If it were truly America’s goal to diminish, debase, and ultimately destroy Russia, then how, indeed, would Washington go about it? With that question in mind, consider the following story.The text below, which appears to...

    Understanding Russia’s War on Cheese
    Aug14

    Understanding Russia’s War on Cheese

    The Paleo Diet has finally been knocked from its perch as the stupidest food trend of the twenty-first century, replaced by an even stranger phenomenon: the Russian government’s mass, televised destruction of banned imported food. On July 29, in response to American and European sanctions against the Russian Federation, President Putin...

    In Crimea, U.S. Rocker Sings Putin’s Praises, Mulls Move To Minsk
    Aug14

    In Crimea, U.S. Rocker Sings Putin’s Praises, Mulls Move To Minsk

    With “no love anymore” for the United States — but plenty for Vladimir Putin — former Deep Purple and Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner is considering a late-career move to Russian-allied Belarus, his wife’s homeland. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine posts video of captured Russian rebel; he asks Vladimir Putin for help
    Aug14

    Ukraine posts video of captured Russian rebel; he asks Vladimir Putin for help

    Ukraine’s state security agency has released a video purporting to show a captured Russian army officer appealing to President Vladimir Putin for help securing his release. The soldier in the video was identified by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) as Maj. Vladimir Starkov who was captured last month in eastern … …read more...

    Gay-Pride Event Banned In Odesa
    Aug14

    Gay-Pride Event Banned In Odesa

    An Odesa court has banned a gay-pride festival that was originally planned for this weekend in the Ukrainian port city, saying the event could lead to violence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Campaign pledge would cost $14 million to pave roadway in Northwest Territories
    Aug14

    Campaign pledge would cost $14 million to pave roadway in Northwest Territories

    HAY RIVER, N.W.T. — As he campaigns in Canada’s North, Stephen Harper is leaving the door open to having a re-elected Conservative government join a North American missile defence shield. NATO warned in April that more than 30 countries either already have, or were acquiring, ballistic missile technology that could drop conventional...

    Cease-fire violations in eastern Ukraine cause concern
    Aug14

    Cease-fire violations in eastern Ukraine cause concern

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Germany both expressed concern Friday about violations of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and the risk of a new escalation of the conflict. A spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry describing it as “a case of dangerous brinkmanship.” …read more Source: CNS...

    These 5 Facts Explain Russia’s Economic Decline
    Aug14

    These 5 Facts Explain Russia’s Economic Decline

    For the first time since 2009—low point of the global economic slowdown—Russia is in recession. Its economy will contract 3 percent this year, though Moscow’s $360 billion in cash reserves will cushion the immediate blow. Still, as President Vladimir Putin continues to try to assert Russian power on the international stage, it has become...

    War and Impending Financial Disaster for Ukraine?
    Aug14

    War and Impending Financial Disaster for Ukraine?

    Evidence that the war in eastern Ukraine is heating up continues to mount: Russian-backed Ukrainian rebels are canceling military leave and mobilizing their full force in preparation for combat, according to a Russian state-run TV station. Several hours before the mobilization was announced, Vladimir Putin reportedly called an emergency meeting...