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    Thousands rally in Moscow for slain Putin critic
    Mar02

    Thousands rally in Moscow for slain Putin critic

    It was supposed to be an opposition rally against Russia’s policies in Ukraine, but following the slaying of Boris Nemtsov, the march has taken on a different theme. …read more Source:...

    Estonia’s ruling pro-Western Reform Party wins election
    Mar02

    Estonia’s ruling pro-Western Reform Party wins election

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s ruling Reform Party has emerged as the overall winner in the Baltic country’s general election dominated by economic issues and security concerns over Russia’s actions in Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    30,000 Marchers in Moscow Mourn Slain Putin Foe
    Mar02

    30,000 Marchers in Moscow Mourn Slain Putin Foe

    MOSCOW—For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans. The marchers occasionally broke into chants of “Russia without Putin,” or “Say no to war,” but often the only...

    Thousands rally in Moscow to mourn Putin critic Boris Nemtsov
    Mar02

    Thousands rally in Moscow to mourn Putin critic Boris Nemtsov

    Tens of thousands of people from a range of political movements turned out in central Moscow on Sunday to honor opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead Friday near Red Square. The crowd was roughly the size of some of the larger rallies held in the Russian capital three years ago during the “white ribbon” protests, a movement Nemtsov...

    Russia Detains Ukrainian Parliament Member Over Odessa Fire
    Mar02

    Russia Detains Ukrainian Parliament Member Over Odessa Fire

    MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police have detained a member of Ukraine’s parliament as he was taking part in a march mourning a slain Russian opposition figure. Ukraine’s parliament has protested the detention. The federal Investigative Committee said Alexei Goncharenko was being questioned Sunday about his alleged involvement in a fire that...

    Ukrainian Volunteers Prepare to Defend Mariupol
    Mar02

    Ukrainian Volunteers Prepare to Defend Mariupol

    Despite the ongoing ceasefire in Ukraine, soldiers in the city of Mariupol fear that pro-Russian separatists may be getting ready to attack. The separatists must take or encircle the city if they wish to gain land access to Crimea, which was annexed by Russia early last year. But Ukrainian forces, many of them volunteers, say they are determined...

    Time For Some Straight-Talk on NATO
    Mar02

    Time For Some Straight-Talk on NATO

    The fall of Debaltseve to pro-Russian rebels backed by regular Russian forces marks the conclusion of Moscow’s second Donbass campaign, with the next military target likely to be Mariupol or Kharkiv, or both. As intermittent firing on the ceasefire line continues, Western diplomats continue to delude themselves that all is not lost and that...

    Estonians Vote in Parliamentary Election Amid Security Fears
    Mar02

    Estonians Vote in Parliamentary Election Amid Security Fears

    TALLINN, Estonia—Early results showed Estonia’s center-right ruling coalition leading Sunday in the country’s parliamentary election, which has been dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Polls had indicated a close race between Prime Minister Taavi Roivas’ Reform Party-led...

    Thousands March in Moscow to Mourn Slain Putin Foe
    Mar01

    Thousands March in Moscow to Mourn Slain Putin Foe

    Tens of thousands of people marched Sunday under a grey Moscow sky in honor of Boris Nemtsov, the opposition figure who was gunned down Friday night mere steps from the Kremlin. Clutching flowers, Russian flags and signs reading “Propaganda kills,” and “I am not afraid,” throngs of demonstrators walked together over the bridge where the liberal...

    Ukrainian Lawmaker Detained Before Moscow March
    Mar01

    Ukrainian Lawmaker Detained Before Moscow March

    A Ukrainian lawmaker was detained by Russian police ahead of a march in Moscow in memory of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...