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    Ukraine’s Constitutional Court Postpones Hearings On Lustration Law
    Apr16

    Ukraine’s Constitutional Court Postpones Hearings On Lustration Law

    Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has postponed hearings on a law aimed at firing civil servants who have been linked to corruption under the rule of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych’s government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Deep Roots of the Ukraine Crisis
    Apr16

    The Deep Roots of the Ukraine Crisis

    Richard SakwaWe must rethink the post–Cold War security order. …read more Source: The...

    High-Riding Ruble Pulls Putin’s Chestnuts out of Fire
    Apr16

    High-Riding Ruble Pulls Putin’s Chestnuts out of Fire

    In what has become almost an annual ritual since 2001, Vladimir Putin took to the airwaves to participate in a lengthy call-in show, fielding vetted questions from citizens and prominent figures for several hours on national television. The questions were far-ranging—some concerning Russia’s sending troops to Ukraine (he denied it), others...

    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,...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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,”...