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    Chechen Commander in Ukraine Drawn Into Russian Intrigue
    Apr12

    Chechen Commander in Ukraine Drawn Into Russian Intrigue

    Chechen commander in Ukraine drawn into Russian intrigue over Nemtsov murder investigation …read more Source: ABC...

    Russia Supplying Weapons, Troops to Ukraine Separatists: Report
    Apr12

    Russia Supplying Weapons, Troops to Ukraine Separatists: Report

    NATO believes that Russia has supplied more troops and weapons to pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. We have noticed again support for the separatists, with weapons, troops and training. Russia is still sending troops and arms… …read more Source:...

    Harper shakes Castro’s hand at Summit of the Americas
    Apr12

    Harper shakes Castro’s hand at Summit of the Americas

    PANAMA CITY – Stephen Harper shook hands Saturday with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas, sending further signals of a change of heart between the prime minister and the communist nation. The two men exchanged a very brief greeting as they took their positions for a group leaders’ photo at the hemispheric summit in...

    Harper shakes Castro’s hand at Americas summit, meets with Obama
    Apr12

    Harper shakes Castro’s hand at Americas summit, meets with Obama

    PANAMA CITY – Stephen Harper shook hands Saturday with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas, sending further signals of a change of heart between the prime minister and the communist nation.The two men exchanged a very brief greeting as they took their positions for a group leaders’ photo at the hemispheric summit...

    Czech President to Skip Victory Day Parade in Moscow
    Apr11

    Czech President to Skip Victory Day Parade in Moscow

    The president of the Czech Republic has decided not to participate in Russia’s traditional Victory Day military parade when he visits Moscow in May. Speaking to reporters Friday, the president’s spokesman, Jiri Ovcacek, said that President Milos Zeman would not attend the parade, which commemorates the end of World War II in Europe....

    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...