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    Fearing Russian expansion, Baltic nations step up military exercises
    May16

    Fearing Russian expansion, Baltic nations step up military exercises

    TAPA, Estonia — A year ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin seized Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula because he said he feared NATO’s expansion. This week, U.S. tanks were cutting up the Estonian countryside just 65 miles from the Russian border in response to local fears about Russia’s expansionism. Read full article >>...

    Russian Tycoon Taps Ex-Swedish Foreign Minister And Kremlin Critic As Adviser
    May16

    Russian Tycoon Taps Ex-Swedish Foreign Minister And Kremlin Critic As Adviser

    Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman’s LetterOne Group has named former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as an adviser to its board. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Signs Legislation Banning Communist, Nazi Propaganda
    May16

    Poroshenko Signs Legislation Banning Communist, Nazi Propaganda

    President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law legislation banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Meet some of the people who want to give Eugene Melnyk part of their liver
    May16

    Meet some of the people who want to give Eugene Melnyk part of their liver

    About 1,000 people have contacted and Ottawa Senators about becoming a living donor to team owner Eugene Melnyk. The Citizen spoke to two people who took the next step and filled out the 11-page form and faxed it in: Dr. John Kershman, 60, forwarded his information the University Health Network to be considered as a liver donor to Eugene Melnyk....

    Weekend Roundup: Is the Information Age the Age of Non-Communication?
    May15

    Weekend Roundup: Is the Information Age the Age of Non-Communication?

    Facebook has become the world’s publishing Leviathan with 1.4 billion users — a cyberpopulation the size of China. Never before have so many of like mind and sympathetic bent been able to connect with each other. Yet, by slotting what is shared through algorithm and personalization into silos of the similar, few boundaries beyond the...

    Opinion: Victory Day in Russia gets personal
    May15

    Opinion: Victory Day in Russia gets personal

    This year’s Victory Day demonstration in St. Petersburg was a far cry from what I remember from my childhood, when we were obliged to march twice a year, portraits of the Politburo members in hand, in ostensible support for the regime. This time it was different. Hundreds of thousands of people, young and old, marched along majestic Nevsky...

    Russia Wants Cash From France if Mistral Deal Is Voided
    May15

    Russia Wants Cash From France if Mistral Deal Is Voided

    Russia wants 1.163 billion euros ($1.32 billion) from France in compensation for canceling a contract to deliver two Mistral helicopter carriers, a Russian source close to the negotiations said Friday. French President Francois Holland has come under pressure from his Western allies not to deliver the Mistrals because of Russia’s role in...

    The Decline of the United States
    May15

    The Decline of the United States

    I was privy recently to a thought-provoking inside analysis of American foreign policy. A highly respected Harvard professor, who is advisor to the Washington establishment, told a small intimate audience, off the record, that one of America’s fears is that Russia, China, and Germany will form a political and economic alliance. Such an...

    At Times Square, Russian Jewish vets celebrate victory over Nazism
    May15

    At Times Square, Russian Jewish vets celebrate victory over Nazism

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Dozens of Jewish war veterans who fought with the Soviet Red Army in World War II gathered at Times Square to celebrate the Hebrew date of Victory Day. Accompanying the 50-odd veterans — who wore their Soviet uniforms and WWII medals — on Thursday were local rabbis and leaders from New York’s Jewish community, organizers...

    Unidentified Drone Observes Historic NATO Drill In Estonia Meant To Scare Russia
    May15

    Unidentified Drone Observes Historic NATO Drill In Estonia Meant To Scare Russia

    An unidentified drone allegedly conducted surveillance on NATO’s largest-ever military exercises in Estonia this week, reported Estonian newspaper Eesti Päevaleht. The drills scheduled to end on Friday come amid growing tensions between Russia and NATO over the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: International...