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    Parade Hiccup as Russia Prepares to Unveil ‘Masterpiece’ Tank
    May07

    Parade Hiccup as Russia Prepares to Unveil ‘Masterpiece’ Tank

    A new high tech battle tank hailed by Russia as a “masterpiece” appeared to break down on Red Square on Thursday during a rehearsal for the military parade at which it will make its long-awaited debut. The tank’s driver raised a small red flag to show he had problems but managed to drive on about 30 minutes later after an...

    V-Day in Russia Evokes National Pride at Difficult Time
    May07

    V-Day in Russia Evokes National Pride at Difficult Time

    If you call history student Nikolai Podchasov on his cell phone these days, you will hear the popular wartime tune “Katyusha” while waiting for an answer. “I just like the song,” explains the 22-year-old Podchasov, who got it for free by dialing 1945 as part of a promotion tied to the Victory Day holiday. Symbols of the Soviet triumph in World...

    Somewhere in #Lviv, Ukraine (Photo)
    May07

    Somewhere in #Lviv, Ukraine (Photo)

    Somewhere in #Lviv, Ukraine (Photo) / Десь у Львові… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors — Just Not Orange And Black
    May07

    For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors — Just Not Orange And Black

    Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols — just not the orange-and-black of Russia’s St. George ribbon. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Says No Further Delay on Ukraine Trade Deal
    May07

    EU Says No Further Delay on Ukraine Trade Deal

    The EU said Thursday it would not bow to Russian demands to delay further the planned January 2016 implementation of a free trade deal with Ukraine which is bitterly opposed by Moscow. …read more Source:...

    U.S. Ambassador To Ukraine Says ‘Russia Has To Change Its Approach’
    May07

    U.S. Ambassador To Ukraine Says ‘Russia Has To Change Its Approach’

    The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, says Russia has to change its approach to the situation in Ukraine’s east to make peace in the region possible. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lithuania’s ‘little green men’ war games sends message to Moscow: ‘We’re not fearing anybody’
    May07

    Lithuania’s ‘little green men’ war games sends message to Moscow: ‘We’re not fearing anybody’

    Lithuania began “little green men” military training exercises on Wednesday to send Moscow a message: “We will not allow ourselves to be taken easily.” Russian soldiers in unmarked uniforms became known as “little green men” when they appeared during the annexation of Crimea and unrest in eastern Ukraine....

    Situation Report: The Hill shakes; Baiji close to falling; Kurds and Baghdad find common ground; and more
    May07

    Situation Report: The Hill shakes; Baiji close to falling; Kurds and Baghdad find common ground; and more

    By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson Around and around. In what looks to be a big move in Washington’s revolving door process, Paul Juola is stepping down as Democratic staff director for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense after more than 29 years in federal service, sources tell FP’s John Hudson. While there’s no...

    Detained Crimean Tatar Assemblyman Launches Hunger Strike
    May07

    Detained Crimean Tatar Assemblyman Launches Hunger Strike

    A high-ranking member of the Crimean Tatar assembly has begun a hunger strike at the facility where he awaits trial for allegedly organizing “mass disorder” ahead of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Remembers The Lessons Of World War II
    May07

    Ukraine Remembers The Lessons Of World War II

    What’s happening today is alarmingly reminiscent of that era. We can’t afford to ignore the parallels. This weekend we commemorate the end of World War II, the deadliest conflict in the history of humankind. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...