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    Russian Soldiers Quit Over Ukraine: Special Report
    May10

    Russian Soldiers Quit Over Ukraine: Special Report

    Some Russian soldiers are quitting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine, several soldiers and human rights activists have told Reuters. Their accounts call into question the Kremlin’s continued assertions that no Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine, and that any Russians fighting alongside rebels there are volunteers....

    A Global Victory Day in Moscow
    May10

    A Global Victory Day in Moscow

    MISSING MAY 9TH After the Cold War (1945-1989) ended and the “Berlin Wall” came down, the United States and Russia confronted each other on many issues. However, when it came to celebrating the Victory of the Allies over Nazi Germany in May 1945, the Presidents of Russia and the United States came together. Russia set Victory day as...

    Poles vote for president, incumbent Komorowski tipped to win
    May10

    Poles vote for president, incumbent Komorowski tipped to win

    Warsaw (AFP) – Poles vote Sunday in the first round of a presidential election after a lacklustre campaign focused on national security and social issues, with incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski expected to win, but not without a struggle.The 62-year-old historian, who was elected in 2010 and is close to the governing centrist Civic Platform...

    Vladimir Putin’s Victory Day remarks underline Russia’s icy relations with former wartime allies
    May10

    Vladimir Putin’s Victory Day remarks underline Russia’s icy relations with former wartime allies

    Western leaders were noticeably absent from Russia’s massive 70th anniversary celebrations due to Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Don’t Bring a Dove to a Polish Hawk Fight
    May10

    Don’t Bring a Dove to a Polish Hawk Fight

    WARSAW — On Feb. 14, Magdalena Ogórek, a left-wing candidate in Poland’s presidential race, said if she were elected, she “would pick up the phone to call the Russian president” to normalize relations between Moscow and Warsaw. As it happens, it’s an unlikely scenario: The 36-year-old historian and TV personality is polling just 3...

    What does Russia and China’s cybersecurity pact mean for the US?
    May10

    What does Russia and China’s cybersecurity pact mean for the US?

    HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: As we mentioned, the Chinese leader was in Moscow today as Russia paraded its military hardware through Red Square. Just yesterday, the two countries signed 32 agreements, including what’s being described as a nonaggression pact in cyberspace. All this, at a time of severely strained relations...

    Battle Tested, Ukraine Troops Now Get U.S. Basic Training
    May09

    Battle Tested, Ukraine Troops Now Get U.S. Basic Training

    After months on the front lines, Ukrainian National Guard members are being trained in basic skills as part of a $19 million American military effort. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Separatists Release US Aid Workers Accused of Spying
    May09

    Ukraine Separatists Release US Aid Workers Accused of Spying

    Aid group say the two are in a “safe location.” …read more Source: ABC...

    Russia and Ukraine celebrated Victory Day’s 70th anniversary very differently
    May09

    Russia and Ukraine celebrated Victory Day’s 70th anniversary very differently

    In both countries, it was a sight to be seen. Russia celebrated the 70th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany during World War II in epic style on Saturday, with a massive military parade in Moscow’s Red Square. The national parade during the largest secular holiday in Russia is a chance for the country to display its military...

    Massive Russian Military Parade Marks 70th Anniversary of Victory Over Nazis
    May09

    Massive Russian Military Parade Marks 70th Anniversary of Victory Over Nazis

    (MOSCOW)—Russia showed off new machines of war, including a highly sophisticated tank, on Saturday in the annual Victory Day military parade through Red Square that marks the surrender of Nazi Germany and the Red Army’s key role in the defeat. The Armata tank drew a round of strong applause as it rumbled through the square, part of a long...