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    Roger Cohen: How Putin bested America
    Jun04

    Roger Cohen: How Putin bested America

    It was not a surprise that President Vladimir Putin of Russia came out in strong support of FIFA against the “blatant attempt” of the United States “to extend its jurisdiction to other states.” Institutionalized corruption is Putin’s thing. The governing body of world soccer has become a near-perfect illustration of how such a system works,...

    A Short History of Russian Poisoning
    Jun04

    A Short History of Russian Poisoning

    On May 23, 1938, a Soviet intelligence agent named Pavel Sudoplatov assassinated the Ukrainian nationalist leader Yevhen Konovalets in Rotterdam. The order for the murder had come personally from Josef Stalin. The method was none too subtle: Sudoplatov had given his victim a box of chocolates, containing a bomb.Subtler forms of liquidation had...

    Poroshenko Makes Putin Look Like a Wimp
    Jun04

    Poroshenko Makes Putin Look Like a Wimp

    Ukraine’s president makes the speech his Russian counterpart should have made. …read more Source:...

    Obama To Press EU On Russia Sanctions, Meet Abadi At G7
    Jun04

    Obama To Press EU On Russia Sanctions, Meet Abadi At G7

    U.S. President Barack Obama will urge EU leaders at the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) summit to maintain economic sanctions against Russia over its involvement in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s President Warns Of Russian Invasion
    Jun04

    Ukraine’s President Warns Of Russian Invasion

    Petro Poroshenko, addressing parliament, said there is a “colossal threat” of an upsurge in attacks by pro-Russia separatists and a “full-scale invasion” by Moscow’s forces.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    War flares in Ukraine. Who’s lighting the fuse?
    Jun04

    War flares in Ukraine. Who’s lighting the fuse?

    President Poroshenko claimed today that Russian forces are set to invade Ukraine. But the spark that ignites new fighting may actually prove to be domestic. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Russia Bans Canned Fish From Latvia, Estonia
    Jun04

    Russia Bans Canned Fish From Latvia, Estonia

    Russia temporarily banned imports of canned fish from Latvia and Estonia on Thursday on health grounds, prompting Latvian accusations that Moscow was trying to apply political pressure on the Baltic region. Relations between the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been tense since the crisis over the pro-Russian separatist...

    Prominent Soviet Dissident Leonid Plyushch Dies
    Jun04

    Prominent Soviet Dissident Leonid Plyushch Dies

    Communist-era Soviet dissident Leonid Plyushch, who was forcibly commited to a psychiatric ward for nearly three years, died in France on June 4 at the age of 76. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Aims to Hold the Line on Russian Sanctions at G-7 Summit
    Jun04

    U.S. Aims to Hold the Line on Russian Sanctions at G-7 Summit

    As heavy fighting rages on in eastern Ukraine, the United States plans to urge European allies to extend sanctions against Moscow as continued punishment for fueling pro-Russian separatists in their year-long battle against Kiev’s forces. …read more Source: Foreign...

    E. Ukraine Volunteers Help Children Displaced by Violence
    Jun04

    E. Ukraine Volunteers Help Children Displaced by Violence

    Ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine has displaced more than a million people. The violence and displacement have affected the psychological state of many of those, most worryingly – children. Volunteers, including psychologists, are trying to help. This carnival-like atmosphere is a welcome and joyful distraction for these families,...