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    Soviet-Era Statues Smashed as Ukraine Likens Russia to Nazis
    Apr11

    Soviet-Era Statues Smashed as Ukraine Likens Russia to Nazis

    Masked men smashed communist-era monuments in Ukraine’s second city overnight Friday after the country’s pro-Western parliament voted to purge the nation of Soviet symbols and its head of state compared today’s Russia to Nazi Germany. …read more Source:...

    McDonald’s may have a new Russian competitor
    Apr11

    McDonald’s may have a new Russian competitor

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two of Russia’s best-known movie directors are aiming to create a chain of fast-food restaurants that would be an alternative to Western-style operations such as McDonald’s. The move by Nikita Mikhalkov and Andrei Konchalovsky, who are brothers, comes amid growing animosity toward the West, especially the United States,...

    What it’s like to attend a modern day ‘gold digger academy’ in Russia
    Apr11

    What it’s like to attend a modern day ‘gold digger academy’ in Russia

    In this excerpt from British journalist of Russian heritage Peter Pomerantsev’s book “Nothing is True and Everything is Possible,” he describes what it’s like to attend a modern day “gold digger academy” in Russia. “Business theory teaches us one important lesson,” says the instructress. “Always thoroughly...

    Ukraine’s Controversial Bill Recognizing WWII-Era Partisans Draws Harsh Criticism From Russians
    Apr11

    Ukraine’s Controversial Bill Recognizing WWII-Era Partisans Draws Harsh Criticism From Russians

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was greeted Friday in Odessa, Ukraine, by a group of pro-Russian Ukranians chanting “murderer!” and “no to fascism!” a day after his bloc in parliament passed a bill recognizing controversial World War II-era partisan groups as “freedom fighters.” The groups are revered by some in...

    After war, Ukraine’s soldiers face a fight with an internal enemy
    Apr11

    After war, Ukraine’s soldiers face a fight with an internal enemy

    KIEV, Ukraine — Officer Sergei Yatchenko pulls closed the curtains in his cluttered bedroom, sits at his desk, pours himself a drink, takes a deep breath and squeezes his eyes shut. It’s quiet here, far away from the bloody front lines of the war in eastern Ukraine, now in its second year But it’s not peaceful. Not for Yatchenko. See...

    Inside the Mind of Tony Blair: The Newsweek Interview
    Apr11

    Inside the Mind of Tony Blair: The Newsweek Interview

    On a December morning in 2014, a four-car convoy of black SUVs swept out of the polished limestone arches of the American Colony Hotel in East Jerusalem and drove south. Skirting the walls of the old city, it passed Mount Zion and its small, ancient church where King David lies buried and where Jesus was said to have hosted the Last Supper....

    Ukraine-Based United Nations Peacekeepers To Be Discussed At Meeting In Berlin On Monday
    Apr11

    Ukraine-Based United Nations Peacekeepers To Be Discussed At Meeting In Berlin On Monday

    Ukraine’s idea to deploy peacekeepers in the war-torn Donbass region of the country will be discussed at a meeting between the foreign ministers of the ‘Normandy Four’ in Berlin on Monday. The initial proposal was floated earlier this year in the Ukrainian parliament as a further measure to bring stability and peace the east of the...

    Shakhtar Donetsk: Ukraine’s greatest soccer club now plays in exile
    Apr11

    Shakhtar Donetsk: Ukraine’s greatest soccer club now plays in exile

    LVIV, Ukraine — As the ball strikes the back of the goal, the crowd erupts. But not with its usual flare There are no fireworks, no orange smoke. No anthems are sung. See also: Ukraine’s nameless dead ‘would take forever to count’ In this 35,000-seat stadium on March 14, the mere 2,000 people who are here to watch the Donetsk...

    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...