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    U.S. moves to facilitate social media in Crimea
    May22

    U.S. moves to facilitate social media in Crimea

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday authorized American businesses and individuals to facilitate personal… …read more Source:...

    Why Chechens Are Fighting Chechens in Ukraine’s Civil War
    May22

    Why Chechens Are Fighting Chechens in Ukraine’s Civil War

    The Chechens arrived at about the same time on both sides of the war in eastern Ukraine. On the side of the Russians, they came last spring with no insignia on their uniforms, crossing the border into the rebel-held territory of Ukraine and taking up positions around the city of Donetsk. General Isa Munaev, by contrast, arrived on the opposite...

    Back to the drawing board on Ukraine?
    May22

    Back to the drawing board on Ukraine?

    John Maynard Keynes famously remarked that “When the facts change I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” One has to wonder whether the same might not be asked of the International Monetary Fun (IMF) in relation to its Ukrainian lending program. For… …read more Source: The...

    Russia is aggressively zeroing in on a tiny state’s political turmoil over gas
    May22

    Russia is aggressively zeroing in on a tiny state’s political turmoil over gas

    Russia’s taken an aggressive interest in a tiny Balkan state’s political turmoil — and it’s connected to Moscow’s latest gas pipeline agenda. Last weekend the Republic of Macedonia was rocked by anti-government protests and pro-government counter-protests following the release of covert recordings that allegedly show the...

    Anti-Maidan Activist Booed By Moscow Students
    May22

    Anti-Maidan Activist Booed By Moscow Students

    Students at a prestigious Moscow university angrily disrupted a lecture by Nikolai Starikov, the leader of a pro-Kremlin group that has backed separatist militants in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Defies Russian ‘Bully’ but Disappoints Ex-Soviets
    May22

    EU Defies Russian ‘Bully’ but Disappoints Ex-Soviets

    European Union leaders met six ex-Soviet neighbors on Thursday in Riga, rejecting Russian “bullying” in the 18 months since their last summit in a once Kremlin-ruled EU capital sparked conflict in Ukraine. “The European Union stays the course despite the intimidation, the aggression, even the war, of the last year,” said...

    Podcast: States Within A State
    May22

    Podcast: States Within A State

    Tatarstan and Chechnya have used different tactics to secure autonomy in Russia — and elicited very different responses from Moscow, …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Worst Idea Ever? Nazi Occupation-Themed Reality Show To Air In Czech Republic
    May22

    Worst Idea Ever? Nazi Occupation-Themed Reality Show To Air In Czech Republic

    Just, no. In what appears to be an earnest – but entirely tone-deaf – effort to raise awareness of the tragedy of Nazi rule, Czech TV will air a series that takes a modern family and places them in 1939-1945 Czechoslovakia where, according to ABC News, they will “struggle with a range of normal tasks” from harvesting crops...

    EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm
    May22

    EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union reaffirmed its partnership with six post-Soviet nations Friday but offered them no new prospects of future membership in the Western bloc at a summit overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: CNS...

    This country’s economy may shrink by 10% in 2015
    May22

    This country’s economy may shrink by 10% in 2015

    Ukraine may have dropped out of the headlines but its economic troubles are worsening as it continues to battle with separatists—and bondholders. …read more Source:...