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    Curbing the kleptocrats: Kiev chips away at its pervasive corruption
    Apr16

    Curbing the kleptocrats: Kiev chips away at its pervasive corruption

    ‘We have a total kleptocratic state,’ says Yegor Sobolev, Ukraine’s lead anti-graft legislator. But he is cheerfully confident that ‘we will win.’ …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Prominent pro-Russian journalist murdered by masked gunman in streets of Kyiv
    Apr16

    Prominent pro-Russian journalist murdered by masked gunman in streets of Kyiv

    MOSCOW — A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views was gunned down in broad daylight in Kyiv a day after a pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead, local police said Thursday. Oles Buzyna, 45, who worked as editor-in-chief of a leading daily until March, was killed early Thursday afternoon by two masked men shooting from a passing car,...

    Pro-Russian Figures Killed In Ukraine
    Apr16

    Pro-Russian Figures Killed In Ukraine

    A prominent Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views has been gunned down in Kyiv, a day after a former lawmaker loyal to ousted President Viktor Yanukovych was found dead in the city. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Russian journalist gunned down in Ukraine’s capital
    Apr16

    Pro-Russian journalist gunned down in Ukraine’s capital

    MOSCOW – A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views was gunned down in broad daylight in Kyiv a day after a pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead, local police said Thursday. Oles Buzyna, 45, who worked as editor-in-chief of a leading daily until March, was killed early Thursday afternoon by two masked men shooting from a passing car,...

    Putin isn’t sure if the people who ordered the murder of an Kremlin critic Boris Nemstov ‘even exist’
    Apr16

    Putin isn’t sure if the people who ordered the murder of an Kremlin critic Boris Nemstov ‘even exist’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for over three hours on a number of domestic and international issues, including the shocking murder of opposition leader Boris Nemstov in February. He said that though the government knew who actually killed Nemstov within a “matter of hours” who knows who gave the order, or if such people even...

    Ukraine Journalist Shot Dead Near Kyiv
    Apr16

    Ukraine Journalist Shot Dead Near Kyiv

    A prominent Ukrainian journalist has been shot dead on the street, said Ukranian officials Thursday. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said in an online statement that Oles Buzina, chief editor of the newspaper Sevodnya or Today, was shot near his home in Kyiv. Reports said the journalist was killed by two masked gunmen who fled in a car. Police...

    Ask him (almost) anything: Putin on Ukraine, murder and milk
    Apr16

    Ask him (almost) anything: Putin on Ukraine, murder and milk

    In what has become a yearly tradition, Vladimir Putin took questions from Russians in an hours-long, wide-ranging call-in show that touched on the conflict in Ukraine, the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, Russia’s sale of missiles to Iran and the price of milk. See also: Vladimir Putin’s Distorted Reality Putin flatly denied...

    The Russian banking sector is about to implode
    Apr16

    The Russian banking sector is about to implode

    Hundreds of Russian banks have no choice but to close down, merge or be acquired by larger rivals as a result of mismanagement, experts told Bloomberg. The country has more than 820 lenders, a staggering number of which have a high ratio of bad loans on their balance sheets. Many will soon disappear. “Russia has far too many licensed banks,”...

    Pro-Russian journalist gunned down in Ukraine’s capital
    Apr16

    Pro-Russian journalist gunned down in Ukraine’s capital

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views was gunned down in broad daylight in Kiev a day after a pro-Russian lawmaker… …read more Source:...

    Putin Says Worst Is over for Russian Economy
    Apr16

    Putin Says Worst Is over for Russian Economy

    President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the worst was over for crisis-hit Russia, pointing to the recent rebound of the ruble despite Western sanctions over Ukraine.Addressing Russians during his annual phone-in, the Kremlin strongman shrugged off the economic troubles and… …read more Source:...