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    Poll: Ukrainian Support for Independence Higher Than Ever
    Aug25

    Poll: Ukrainian Support for Independence Higher Than Ever

    A poll by a Kiev-based firm found that pro-independence sentiment is even more prevalent after Ukraine’s nasty past year than before it, when the Maidan movement turned from protest to ouster and a new Ukraine began its struggle to be born. In fact, it’s the highest in 15 years. Radio Free Liberty/Radio Europe reports: Andriy...

    A Look at Recent Politically Tainted Trials in Russia
    Aug25

    A Look at Recent Politically Tainted Trials in Russia

    The guilty verdict Tuesday for Crimean filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in a Russian maximum-security prison for an alleged terror conspiracy, follows a plethora of recent Russian trials that are widely seen as warnings to society not to… …read more Source:...

    Carbon Offsets May Have Dramatically Increased Emissions
    Aug25

    Carbon Offsets May Have Dramatically Increased Emissions

    That’s the finding of a new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute, which investigated carbon credits used to offset greenhouse gas emissions under a UN scheme. As one of the co-authors of the report put it, issuing these credits “was like printing money.” The BBC reports: As a result of political horse trading at UN negotiations...

    Ukrainian filmmaker gets 20 years in ‘propaganda’ trial
    Aug25

    Ukrainian filmmaker gets 20 years in ‘propaganda’ trial

    Oleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, sang the Ukrainian national anthem as the trial wrapped up. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Just Say ‘Nyet’: Hash Article, Cleaning Products Latest To Be Banned In Russia
    Aug25

    Just Say ‘Nyet’: Hash Article, Cleaning Products Latest To Be Banned In Russia

    Last week, California wines and French meat were attacked, today it’s Wikipedia and washing detergents — all part of the Kremlin’s dizzying parade of bans and blacklists on foreign products since the West imposed sanctions on Russia last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison
    Aug25

    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison

    Oleh Sentsov, who opposed Russia’s annexation of Crimea, denied the charges. In a statement last week, he said he rejected the trial by a “court of occupiers” …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison
    Aug25

    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison

    A Russian court jailed Oleh Sentsov, an award-winning Ukrainian filmmaker who opposed the annexation of Crimea, for 20 years after convicting him of terrorism in a controversial trial. Sentsov, who’s been named a political prisoner by the Russian human rights group Memorial, was sentenced by the North Caucasus military court in...

    The successor of the KGB is reportedly stalling a huge deal involving US oil giant Schlumberger
    Aug25

    The successor of the KGB is reportedly stalling a huge deal involving US oil giant Schlumberger

    The FSB is stalling the US oil-services giant Schlumberger’s latest deal. Back in January, Schlumberger announced that it agreed to acquire a minority stake in Russia’s Eurasia Drilling Company, the largest provider of onshore drilling services in Russia, for $1.7 billion. But the FSB — the successor of the KGB — is reportedly holding...

    Ukrainian Defendants Sentenced In Russia, Sing National Anthem
    Aug25

    Ukrainian Defendants Sentenced In Russia, Sing National Anthem

    A Russian court on August 25 sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov and his co-defendant Oleksandr Kolchenko, to long prison terms on terrorism-related charges. The two men, who say the charges are politically motivated, sang the Ukrainian national anthem at the court hearing in Rostov-on-Don. (RFE/RL’s Russian Service) …read...

    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court
    Aug25

    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — A Russian military court convicted a prominent Ukrainian filmmaker on Tuesday of conspiring to commit terror attacks and sentenced him to 20 years in prison in what critics called a politically motivated show trial. The court in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don said Oleg Sentsov had set up a terror cell in the...