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    Tories rack up challenges to logic
    Sep08

    Tories rack up challenges to logic

    While the cynical among us have long since known that politicians are masters of deflection and distortion, over the past week the Harper Conservatives have taken things to a whole new level. First off, it was Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for the latest round of violence in Ukraine. This of...

    West Uses European Union As ‘Carrot’ For Ukraine; Russian Speaker Says Ukraine Won’t Become EU Member In Near Future
    Sep08

    West Uses European Union As ‘Carrot’ For Ukraine; Russian Speaker Says Ukraine Won’t Become EU Member In Near Future

    Valentina Matviyenko, the speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament, said that Ukraine would not become a member of the European Union in near future. She called the E.U. a “carrot” used as bait by the West for Ukraine. Matviyenko said that Ukraine was in a difficult economic situation, while the EU had its own problems as well....

    Russia Steps Up Pressure On Ukraine Over Debt
    Sep08

    Russia Steps Up Pressure On Ukraine Over Debt

    Russia has threatened to challenge an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout loan with Ukraine if Kyiv doesn’t pay back its $3 billion bond due in December. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moscow Warns Talks Unlikely To Avert Food Sanctions On Ukraine
    Sep08

    Moscow Warns Talks Unlikely To Avert Food Sanctions On Ukraine

    Russia warned September 7 that there’s only a slim chance of averting a trade embargo against Ukraine when Kyiv’s free-trade pact with the European Union takes effect in January. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Eastern Ukrainian Rebel Leader Reportedly Detained
    Sep08

    Eastern Ukrainian Rebel Leader Reportedly Detained

    A leader of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has reportedly been detained by fellow rebels as he returned to the Donetsk region from Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Orthodox Americans Support Church Tradition, Not Politics
    Sep08

    Russian Orthodox Americans Support Church Tradition, Not Politics

    A group of Russian Orthodox Americans was in Moscow this past week to learn traditional Orthodox singing from Russian experts. The organizers say they are motivated by the need to strengthen the friendship between the Russian and American peoples in this time of political tensions, but the Russian Orthodox Church is also connected to the...

    Putin orders military manoeuvrs amid tension with West over Ukraine
    Sep08

    Putin orders military manoeuvrs amid tension with West over Ukraine

    Russian military units have been scrambled from their bases as part of snap drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin, the latest in a series of war games amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    Increased Russian Presence in Syria Could Signal Putin’s Willingness to Join Fight Against Islamic State
    Sep08

    Increased Russian Presence in Syria Could Signal Putin’s Willingness to Join Fight Against Islamic State

    MOSCOW (AP) — Signs of an ongoing Russian military buildup in Syria have drawn U.S. concerns and raised questions of whether Moscow plans to enter the conflict. President Vladimir Putin has been coy on the subject, saying Russia is weighing various options, a statement that has fueled suspicions about the Kremlin’s intentions. Observers in...

    Crimean tiger cubs adorably frolic in public park
    Sep07

    Crimean tiger cubs adorably frolic in public park

    It doesn’t get any cuter than this. Tiny tiger cubs, some barely two months old, stretching, yawning, rolling lazily in the grass and peering adorably up at the children surrounding them. On Saturday, more than a dozen rare white lion and Siberian tiger cubs were set free to frolic with young visitors at a safari park in Crimea’s...

    Putin jockeying for deal with US on Syria
    Sep07

    Putin jockeying for deal with US on Syria

    MOSCOW (AP) — Signs of an ongoing Russian military buildup in Syria have drawn U.S. concerns and raised questions of whether Moscow plans to enter the conflict. President Vladimir Putin has been coy on the subject, saying Russia is weighing various options, a statement that has fueled suspicions about the Kremlin’s intentions.Observers in...