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    Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge:  New threat to regional stability
    Sep15

    Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge: New threat to regional stability

    After illegally annexing Crimea in 2014, Russia declared it would build a 12-mile-long road-and-rail bridge across the Kerch Strait, connecting mainland Russia to the occupied Crimean peninsula. And last year (2016), with construction under way, Moscow officials promised that the building of this massive bridge would “in no way limit [maritime]...

    U.S. Coal Shipment Arrives In Ukraine
    Sep15

    U.S. Coal Shipment Arrives In Ukraine

    The first shipment of coal from the United States has arrived in Ukraine, part of a deal between a Ukrainian state-owned energy firm and a Pennsylvania-based mining company. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence
    Sep15

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence

    A children’s book featuring a story about a girl and her two mothers struck a nerve among some Ukrainians, leading its presentation at a Kyiv book fair to be canceled over fears of violence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    War Games Meet Mind Games
    Sep15

    War Games Meet Mind Games

    Russia and Belarus officially launched their weeklong war games on Tuesday, in a display of military muscle-flexing that has set much of Europe on edge. As the Wall Street Journal notes, the Zapad (“West”) drills began with Russian tanks moving toward Belarus, while a wary NATO keeps watch with a surveillance plane: NATO had promised to keep a...

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence
    Sep15

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence

    A children’s book featuring a story about a girl and her two mothers struck a nerve among some Ukrainians, leading its presentation at a Kyiv book fair to be canceled over fears of violence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In the Ukrainian city of Uman, businesses and mobsters follow the Jewish pilgrims
    Sep15

    In the Ukrainian city of Uman, businesses and mobsters follow the Jewish pilgrims

    An Israeli visitor to Uman examining a Ukrainian luxury limousine parked on the city’s heavily Jewish Pushkin Street, Sept. 8, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz) UMAN, Ukraine (JTA) — By selling coffee to Jewish tourists, 18-year-old Yuri Breskov can earn in a week more than his teachers from high school make annually in this provincial city. His...

    EU Renews Russia Sanctions, Keeps Ban On New U.S. Envoy Antonov
    Sep15

    EU Renews Russia Sanctions, Keeps Ban On New U.S. Envoy Antonov

    The European Union has prolonged its asset freezes and travel bans on Russian officials and Moscow-backed separatists in Ukraine for another six months, with Russia’s new ambassador to the United States likely to remain on the list, diplomats said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Zach Braff Discovers He’s Advertising Erection Pills In Russia
    Sep15

    Zach Braff Discovers He’s Advertising Erection Pills In Russia

    Zach Braff, star of the popular television show “Scrubs,” discovered his photo is being used to sell male performance enhancement pills in Russia. The actor tweeted a facepalm emoji accompanied with a photo of himself as Doctor John “J.D.” Dorian on a Ukrainian ad selling erectile dysfunction medicine. The ad stated the medicine...

    Russian-Israeli Blogger Leaves Azerbaijan After Presidential Pardon
    Sep15

    Russian-Israeli Blogger Leaves Azerbaijan After Presidential Pardon

    A Russian-Israeli blogger who was jailed in Baku for traveling to Azerbaijan’s breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region has left Baku on a flight to Israeli, three days after receiving a pardon from President Ilham Aliyev. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Zach Braff Discovers He’s Advertising Erection Pills In Russia
    Sep15

    Zach Braff Discovers He’s Advertising Erection Pills In Russia

    Zach Braff, star of the popular television show “Scrubs,” discovered his photo is being used to sell male performance enhancement pills in Russia. The actor tweeted a facepalm emoji accompanied with a photo of himself as Doctor John “J.D.” Dorian on a Ukrainian ad selling erectile dysfunction medicine. The ad stated the medicine...