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    Children In Crimea Stage Russian War Song
    Mar20

    Children In Crimea Stage Russian War Song

    Pro-Russia groups in Crimea marked the third anniversary of the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Moscow. Children performing at a ceremony in Sevastopol on March 18 sang and acted out a Russian song of war for the occasion. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Courts U.S. Allies With Arms Exports
    Mar20

    Russia Courts U.S. Allies With Arms Exports

    After a sharp drop-off in arms exports since the 2014 annexation of Crimea, Russia is steadily reclaiming its lost market share—and as the Wall Street Journal notes, it is increasingly doing so while courting longtime U.S. customers: Moscow’s efforts to bounce back have caught the attention of U.S. arms makers, in part because Russia is...

    The Daily Vertical: What’s Mine Is Mine, What’s Yours Is Negotiable
    Mar20

    The Daily Vertical: What’s Mine Is Mine, What’s Yours Is Negotiable

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, March 20, 2017
    Mar20

    The Morning Vertical, March 20, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump: Everyone knows Russia allegations are ‘fake news’
    Mar20

    Trump: Everyone knows Russia allegations are ‘fake news’

    Hours before FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before Congress on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential elections, President Donald Trump renewed his attacks against those who have accused him of having ties to the Russian government. “James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia,”...

    Russia says US missile systems a risk to regional security
    Mar20

    Russia says US missile systems a risk to regional security

    TOKYO (AP) — Russia views U.S. missile defense systems being deployed in northeast Asia as a threat to regional security, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks Monday with Japanese officials in Tokyo. Strategic concerns, both in northeast Asia and elsewhere, including Syria and Ukraine, were among a wide range of regional and global...

    Top Democratic Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Russian Interests
    Mar20

    Top Democratic Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Russian Interests

    A number of top Democratic lobbyist bundlers, who together pulled in millions of dollars for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and donated generously to Democratic leaders, personally represent or work at firms that have represented Russian interests in recent years, according to a review of foreign agent registration filings. Several...

    Japan, Russia Discuss Security, Territorial Dispute
    Mar20

    Japan, Russia Discuss Security, Territorial Dispute

    The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday, with both sides expressing hope that discussions on joint development of islands claimed by both countries might help them move closer to resolving the territorial dispute preventing them from forging a peace treaty. The talks are the first “two-plus-two”...

    Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute
    Mar20

    Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

    The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first such “two-plus-two” talks since Russia’s annexation of Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Open thread for night owls: Russian hacking operations are increasingly ‘audacious, and reckless’
    Mar20

    Open thread for night owls: Russian hacking operations are increasingly ‘audacious, and reckless’

    From propaganda campaigns against foreign political opponents to targeting the Ukrainian electrical grid, state-sponsored Russian hacking is notable less for its technical prowess (to this day, most attacks begin as that most low-tech of all hacking efforts, convincing unwary targets to open malware-laden links or emails) but for the boldness of...