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    Russia is aggressively zeroing in on a tiny state’s political turmoil over gas
    May22

    Russia is aggressively zeroing in on a tiny state’s political turmoil over gas

    Russia’s taken an aggressive interest in a tiny Balkan state’s political turmoil — and it’s connected to Moscow’s latest gas pipeline agenda. Last weekend the Republic of Macedonia was rocked by anti-government protests and pro-government counter-protests following the release of covert recordings that allegedly show the...

    Anti-Maidan Activist Booed By Moscow Students
    May22

    Anti-Maidan Activist Booed By Moscow Students

    Students at a prestigious Moscow university angrily disrupted a lecture by Nikolai Starikov, the leader of a pro-Kremlin group that has backed separatist militants in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Defies Russian ‘Bully’ but Disappoints Ex-Soviets
    May22

    EU Defies Russian ‘Bully’ but Disappoints Ex-Soviets

    European Union leaders met six ex-Soviet neighbors on Thursday in Riga, rejecting Russian “bullying” in the 18 months since their last summit in a once Kremlin-ruled EU capital sparked conflict in Ukraine. “The European Union stays the course despite the intimidation, the aggression, even the war, of the last year,” said...

    Podcast: States Within A State
    May22

    Podcast: States Within A State

    Tatarstan and Chechnya have used different tactics to secure autonomy in Russia — and elicited very different responses from Moscow, …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Worst Idea Ever? Nazi Occupation-Themed Reality Show To Air In Czech Republic
    May22

    Worst Idea Ever? Nazi Occupation-Themed Reality Show To Air In Czech Republic

    Just, no. In what appears to be an earnest – but entirely tone-deaf – effort to raise awareness of the tragedy of Nazi rule, Czech TV will air a series that takes a modern family and places them in 1939-1945 Czechoslovakia where, according to ABC News, they will “struggle with a range of normal tasks” from harvesting crops...

    EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm
    May22

    EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union reaffirmed its partnership with six post-Soviet nations Friday but offered them no new prospects of future membership in the Western bloc at a summit overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: CNS...

    This country’s economy may shrink by 10% in 2015
    May22

    This country’s economy may shrink by 10% in 2015

    Ukraine may have dropped out of the headlines but its economic troubles are worsening as it continues to battle with separatists—and bondholders. …read more Source:...

    All sides in Ukraine perpetrating war crimes almost daily: Amnesty
    May22

    All sides in Ukraine perpetrating war crimes almost daily: Amnesty

    Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Pro-EU Demonstrators At Riga Summit
    May22

    Pro-EU Demonstrators At Riga Summit

    In the Latvian capital, Riga, pro-European demonstrators waved Ukrainian and Georgian flags outside the European Union’s Eastern Partnership summit. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Wary of Russia, Europe now tiptoes when it comes to expansion
    May22

    Wary of Russia, Europe now tiptoes when it comes to expansion

    RIGA, Latvia — The last time European leaders gathered to discuss the future of the nations that lie between E.U. borders and Russia, the talks sparked a biting Russian response and the crisis in Ukraine. This time, they are treading lightly.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...