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    Latvia-Russia Ties Shaped by Soviet History, Marred by Politics
    Mar24

    Latvia-Russia Ties Shaped by Soviet History, Marred by Politics

    Russia justified its 2014 annexation of Crimea, and ongoing support for rebels in east Ukraine, by claiming ethnic Russians there were threatened by nationalists and faced discrimination. But while Russian rhetoric, frequent military drills, and the legacy of Soviet aggression raise concerns, there is surprisingly little tension within the...

    Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine
    Mar24

    Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev on Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an “act of state terrorism” by Russia, an accusation the Kremlin angrily rejected. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine (+video)
    Mar24

    Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine (+video)

    Denis Voronenkov, a key witness in a Ukrainian treason case against pro-Russia former president Viktor Yanukovich, was shot by an unidentified assailant in central Kiev on Thursday. His death fueled tensions between the two countries. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Russian TV Rejects Eurovision Compromise For Singer Banned From Ukraine
    Mar24

    Russian TV Rejects Eurovision Compromise For Singer Banned From Ukraine

    Russia’s Channel One refused an offer by Eurovision Song Contest organizers to have singer Yulia Samoilova participate by satellite after Ukraine blocked her from entering the country to take part in the popular event. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    WATCH:  Putin critic who defected to Ukraine killed in Kiev
    Mar24

    WATCH: Putin critic who defected to Ukraine killed in Kiev

    Former Russian Parliament member Denis Voronenkov had recently told a US-funded TV network in Ukraine he accepted his fate as a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: ABC...

    Anatomy of a Fox fake news story
    Mar24

    Anatomy of a Fox fake news story

    How does a patently false claim from the lips (or tweet) of Donald Trump get legitimized to the point where many Americans think it’s true? In one word–Television. Television is how most Americans get their news. Six out of every 10 Americans say it’s their main source of news. Perhaps more relevant, for those over 50 that figure...

    Here are ten critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways
    Mar24

    Here are ten critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways

    MOSCOW – Not everyone who has a quarrel with Russian President Vladimir Putin dies in violent or suspicious circumstances — far from it. But enough loud critics of Putin’s policies have been murdered that Thursday’s daylight shooting of a Russian who sought asylum in Ukraine has led to speculation of Kremlin involvement. Ukrainian...

    Did Putin put out a contract on a Russian whistleblower and critic?
    Mar24

    Did Putin put out a contract on a Russian whistleblower and critic?

    Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian lawmaker. He was also a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. And he was assassinated in broad daylight on Thursday in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Ukraine’s leaders are pointing the finger at Russia. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Paul Manafort used Wilbur Ross’ Bank of Cyprus to handle all his illicit Russian funding needs
    Mar24

    Paul Manafort used Wilbur Ross’ Bank of Cyprus to handle all his illicit Russian funding needs

    TrumpWorld is a land of coincidences. Some of those are happy, like how nice it was that Secretary of Commerce (and “King of Bankruptcy”) Wilbur Ross had a bank perfectly suited to launder the money that Paul Manafort raked in helping to spread Putin-ism throughout Eastern Europe, including the $12.7 million Manafort is accused of stealing from...

    Ukraine ex-finance minister to oversee Puerto Rico crisis
    Mar24

    Ukraine ex-finance minister to oversee Puerto Rico crisis

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances amid a dire economic crisis announced Thursday that it… …read more Source:...