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    The Soviet Union’s fall led to an alarming nuclear failure that informs today’s nuclear crisis
    May27

    The Soviet Union’s fall led to an alarming nuclear failure that informs today’s nuclear crisis

    The collapse of the Soviet Union created one of the biggest security challenges of recent decades: The task of securing fissile material left unguarded after the empire’s rapid collapse and transferring thousands of forward-deployed Soviet nuclear warheads to places where they would stay out of the wrong hands. The international community...

    Brides for Sale: European Women Lured for Sham Marriages
    May27

    Brides for Sale: European Women Lured for Sham Marriages

    LONDON—Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. She knew he did not want her, or her child. He wanted her European identity card. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani groom could gain the right to live and work in Europe....

    Senate Hawks Want a FIFA President Who’s Less Into Russia
    May26

    Senate Hawks Want a FIFA President Who’s Less Into Russia

    Their main complaint: Swiss-born Blatter’s support for Russia’s hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, “despite Russia’s ongoing violations of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.” …read more Source: Foreign...

    Russia Orders Snap Drill of 12,000 Troops
    May26

    Russia Orders Snap Drill of 12,000 Troops

    Russia’s armed forces have summoned nearly 12,000 troops for a snap drill to test their battle readiness in the country’s central military district, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reports. The country’s military has experienced a dramatic rise in snap military exercises in the wake of worsening relations with western...

    Wars and displaced persons camps, in Ukraine and in Haiti
    May26

    Wars and displaced persons camps, in Ukraine and in Haiti

    Separatist commander Arseny Pavlov • Photo by Andrew Butko While in Moscow three weeks ago, following a media tour to Donetsk, eastern Ukraine in which I participated, I had the pleasure of meeting Jon Hellevig, a regular writer at Russia Insider. Jon was in Donetsk a few weeks before our group, thanks to the efforts of the same Russian/German...

    Russia using mobile crematoriums to hide dead troops in Ukraine, U.S. lawmakers say
    May26

    Russia using mobile crematoriums to hide dead troops in Ukraine, U.S. lawmakers say

    U.S. lawmakers say they have seen evidence from reliable sources that Russia is using mobile crematoriums to hide its involvement in eastern Ukraine’s unrest. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry of Texas and Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, a Democrat colleague on the committee, made the claims in an …...

    Russian Consul Visits Suspected Soldiers Detained In Ukraine
    May26

    Russian Consul Visits Suspected Soldiers Detained In Ukraine

    Russia’s consul in Kyiv has visited two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian ditches slow arms smuggling from Ukraine
    May26

    Russian ditches slow arms smuggling from Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, May 26 (UPI) — The Ukrainian front now includes Russian soldiers digging trenches to reduce the smuggling of weapons into Russia, the Ukrainian Border Guards Service said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Obama Denounces Russia’s ‘Increasingly Aggressive’ Stance On Ukraine
    May26

    Obama Denounces Russia’s ‘Increasingly Aggressive’ Stance On Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama has criticized Russia’s “increasingly aggressive” stance on Ukraine, where fighting between pro-government forces and separatists has killed more than 6,100 people since April 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Newest Military Games Coincide With NATO Drills
    May26

    Russia’s Newest Military Games Coincide With NATO Drills

    Russia began a new round of air force exercises Tuesday, coinciding with NATO’s military maneuvers in the Arctic at a time of escalating tensions in the region. 700 units of military equipment, 12,000 Russian troops and up to 250 military jets began the drill on Monday. The same day, 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight...