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    Ukraine Purges Symbols of Its Communist Past
    Apr11

    Ukraine Purges Symbols of Its Communist Past

    KIEV, Ukraine—The Ukrainian parliament approved a law April 9 renaming the Great Patriotic War as the Second World War, underscoring a sweeping move by the post-revolutionary government here to ditch its Soviet past. Also on Thursday, Ukrainian lawmakers passed a law banning the promotion of symbols of “Communist and National Socialist...

    Russia Lashes Out At Ukraine For Bans On Soviet Symbols
    Apr11

    Russia Lashes Out At Ukraine For Bans On Soviet Symbols

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has responded angrily to legislation passed in Ukraine on April 9 that bans the use of Soviet-era symbols and could require the removal or demolition of all monuments from Ukraine’s Soviet past. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Former US Ambassador: Putin Has Not Interest in Resolving Ukraine Conflict
    Apr11

    Former US Ambassador: Putin Has Not Interest in Resolving Ukraine Conflict

    Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tells VOA that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no interest in resolving the conflict in Ukraine because it serves his interest. McFaul said Thursday that Putin likes the open-ended, low grade military confrontation in the former Soviet republic because it works to undermine the government in...

    Pro-Russian Separatists Using False Text Messages To Destabilize Ukrainian Government, Report Says
    Apr10

    Pro-Russian Separatists Using False Text Messages To Destabilize Ukrainian Government, Report Says

    Pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine used falsified text messages in a bid to destabilize the Ukrainian government’s standing among local citizens. The messages were sent as recently as this week, despite the ceasefire that has existed between the two sides in Ukraine’s civil war since February, a report said. …read...

    Canada can hold its own on Arctic defence, Fantino says
    Apr10

    Canada can hold its own on Arctic defence, Fantino says

    Associate defence minister Julian Fantino says he’s confident Canada can hold its own when it comes to defending the Arctic in the face of any threats from Russia. Canada launched Operation Nunalivut 2015 on April 1, an exercise involving a little more than 200 personnel. It runs until April 22 and takes place around Cambridge Bay, Nunavut....

    The Saturday Profile: A Russian Poet Helps Ukraine Navigate Its New Identity
    Apr10

    The Saturday Profile: A Russian Poet Helps Ukraine Navigate Its New Identity

    Boris Khersonsky, a psychiatrist and former Soviet dissident, has long advocated moving away from the idea that Ukrainian nationality should be determined by ethnicity. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia blasts Ukraine laws banning Communist-era symbols
    Apr10

    Russia blasts Ukraine laws banning Communist-era symbols

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has denounced Ukraine for new laws that ban symbols of the former Communist regime and recognize partisans who fought against the Red Army as freedom-fighters. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia Slams Ukrainian Law Banning Communist-Era Symbols
    Apr10

    Russia Slams Ukrainian Law Banning Communist-Era Symbols

    Russia criticizes Ukraine for new laws that ban Communist-era symbols, recognize partisans …read more Source: ABC...

    Why the U.S. Should Ignore Belarus’ Unlikely Appeal
    Apr10

    Why the U.S. Should Ignore Belarus’ Unlikely Appeal

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. This is likely what Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was thinking this past week when calling on the United States, a country where he’s often referred to as “Europe’s last dictator.” In a rare interview with Western media, Minsk’s strongman urged Washington to engage in talks...

    Letters: Wrong note, wrong garb
    Apr10

    Letters: Wrong note, wrong garb

    Re: #sticktothemusic, editorial, April 9.Valentina Lisitsa has been dropped, according to Toronto Symphony Orchestra for her hate-speech tweets, not her political views. In her vile hate tweets she has suggested that Russia should eliminate Ukrainians using “folk medicine” that it has used in the past, insinuating the Holodomor, genocide by...