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    Death Threats for Destroying Soviet Symbols
    Apr16

    Death Threats for Destroying Soviet Symbols

    Kharkiv, Ukraine—As fighting continues to escalate in east Ukraine, a pro-Russian separatist group calling itself the “Kharkiv Partisans” declared that it would execute five Ukrainian civilians for every Communist monument destroyed, underscoring worries that a recent law banning Soviet symbols might escalate tensions in the war-torn country. The...

    Highlights From Putin’s Annual Call-in
    Apr16

    Highlights From Putin’s Annual Call-in

    In his televised call-in with the nation on Thursday, President Vladimir V. Putin discussed the economy and said, “I tell you straight and clearly: There are no Russian troops in Ukraine.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin Defends Missile Deal With Iran, Says No Russian Troops In Ukraine
    Apr16

    Putin Defends Missile Deal With Iran, Says No Russian Troops In Ukraine

    The Russian president’s comments were part of a four-hour-long call-in TV show that has become an annual tradition. He also criticized the West for its treatment of Moscow.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    ‘No, I Don’t Want Myself Cloned’ and Other Highlights from Putin’s Marathon Q&A
    Apr16

    ‘No, I Don’t Want Myself Cloned’ and Other Highlights from Putin’s Marathon Q&A

    No one can deny that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a showman. Twice a year, the image-conscious leader takes to the Russian airwaves to field questions from journalists and the public. The slickly-produced events allow Putin to polish his image, share a few humourous anecdotes, and gain insight into the troubles of ordinary Russians. On...

    Bremmer: This is why Putin is one of the world’s most influential figures
    Apr16

    Bremmer: This is why Putin is one of the world’s most influential figures

    Despite brokering a massive arms deal with Iran, illegally annexing the Crimean peninsula, engineering a civil war in Ukraine, and plunging his own nation into economic chaos, Russian president Vladimir Putin remains one of the world’s most powerful leaders and TIME 100’s most influential figure. Ian Bremmer, president of...

    Pro-Moscow journalist killed in Ukraine’s capital
    Apr16

    Pro-Moscow journalist killed in Ukraine’s capital

    MOSCOW — A pro-Russian Ukrainian journalist was gunned down in Kiev on Thursday, authorities said, a day after a Ukrainian politician supporting Moscow was found dead.The killing of Oles Buzyna, 45, raised fears of a new wave of back-and-forth violence in the streets of Ukraine after a string of unsolved deaths that has touched both sides of the...

    Pro-Russian Journalist Shot Dead In Ukraine
    Apr16

    Pro-Russian Journalist Shot Dead In Ukraine

    Oles Buzyna was gunned down in broad daylight in Kiev, one day after a former pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead there. The Ukrainian government is calling for a quick and transparent investigation.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin hails Russia’s economy in face of sanctions
    Apr16

    Vladimir Putin hails Russia’s economy in face of sanctions

    Russian president Vladimir Putin uses TV call-in show to say ruble’s rise is sign of investor confidence despite sanctions over Ukraine, oil slump …read more Source: Toronto...

    Who Are Oles Buzina And Sergey Sukhobok? 2 Pro-Russian Ukrainian Journalists Killed In Kiev
    Apr16

    Who Are Oles Buzina And Sergey Sukhobok? 2 Pro-Russian Ukrainian Journalists Killed In Kiev

    Two pro-Russian journalists from Ukraine were shot dead this week in their native country, with at least one of the deaths happening Thursday. Oles Buzina, a news editor, was killed Thursday afternoon. Sergey Sukhobok, who was an oppositionist known for his pro-Russian views, was also killed, though it is unclear exactly when he died because of...

    Hillary Clinton Calls For Greater Military Assistance And Financial Aid For Ukraine
    Apr16

    Hillary Clinton Calls For Greater Military Assistance And Financial Aid For Ukraine

    Hillary Clinton has diverged from President Barack Obama’s Ukraine policy by calling for more military assistance and greater financial aid for the partially war-torn former Soviet country. Clinton, who announced her run for U.S. president on Sunday, said that if Ukraine was to succeed against Russian-supported separatists, it would need...