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    Russian parliament allows legal action against lawmaker
    Apr07

    Russian parliament allows legal action against lawmaker

    MOSCOW — The Russian parliament has voted to allow legal action against an opposition lawmaker who was the sole deputy last year to vote against the annexation of Crimea.The State Duma on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to strip Ilya Ponomarev of immunity against prosecution, paving the way for legal proceedings against him that could cost him his...

    Sanctions-Hit Russia Looks to Africa to Boost Arms, Technology Sales
    Apr07

    Sanctions-Hit Russia Looks to Africa to Boost Arms, Technology Sales

    Russia is pursuing costly state oil and platinum projects in Africa despite an economic crisis at home, hoping they will bolster sales, including of arms, for businesses hit by Western sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine. Moscow has mostly focused on building ties with Asia since the U.S. and European Union sanctions came into force last year,...

    What Can Putin Do For Tsipras?
    Apr07

    What Can Putin Do For Tsipras?

    European leaders are publicly unconcerned about Greece’s Alexis Tsipras’ upcoming trip to Moscow. Greece’s financial hole is too deep for Russia to be able to meaningfully intervene in order to change the bargaining dynamic between Athens and Brussels. Go on and indulge in your theatrics, Alexis, they say. The bills are coming...

    Russia: Fire on Nuclear Submarine at Repair Yard in Arkhangelsk
    Apr07

    Russia: Fire on Nuclear Submarine at Repair Yard in Arkhangelsk

    A fire was reported on a Russian nuclear submarine at a shipyard in Russia’s Arkhangelsk. According to AFP and Reuters, emergency service workers are on the scene. The Zvyozdochka shipyard did not issue a statement on the reports. It is unclear if there were any injuries. It’s also not known if there were any nuclear missiles on board...

    World Prepares for Russian Aggression
    Apr07

    World Prepares for Russian Aggression

    In 2008, Russia gained control over South Ossetia and Abkhazia from neighboring Georgia, and then last month, on the anniversary of occupying Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a 25 year Treaty of Alliance and Integration, solidifying control over South Ossetia. …read more Source: Canada Free...

    Ukraine and Separatists Report ‘Intensifying’ Skirmishes Near Mariupol
    Apr07

    Ukraine and Separatists Report ‘Intensifying’ Skirmishes Near Mariupol

    Pro-Kiev and pro-Russian fighters in eastern Ukraine have reported “intensifying” skirmishes near Ukraine’s strategic port city of Mariupol, after several days of relative calm. The opposing groups however have been blaming each other for the violence. The pro-government battalion stationed around Mariupol, Sector M, told local media...

    Vladimir Putin, Is That You?
    Apr07

    Vladimir Putin, Is That You?

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was once an ardent defender of Ukraine’s borders. Don’t believe it? Watch the video. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s 2008 Comments On Crimea, Before A Sharp Change Of Tack
    Apr07

    Putin’s 2008 Comments On Crimea, Before A Sharp Change Of Tack

    In an interview with Germany’s ARD television in 2008, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Moscow recognizes all of Ukraine’s borders, and that there is no issue of ethnic conflict in Crimea. His comments, delivered shortly after Russia’s military intervention in the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia, stand in...

    Situation Report: Eyes on Spies; Snowden; Choppers for Pakistan; Sec Def on the economics of Asia; and much more
    Apr07

    Situation Report: Eyes on Spies; Snowden; Choppers for Pakistan; Sec Def on the economics of Asia; and much more

    By Paul McLeary and Sabine Muscat Is the era of the passport-swapping international spy over? FP’s Kate Brannen delivers an absolute must read about a topic you’ll be surprised you never thought much about. The expansion of biometric data (fingerprints, iris scans and facial images) along with closed-circuit TV surveillance and...

    Comments cost Ukraine pianist gig with Toronto symphony
    Apr07

    Comments cost Ukraine pianist gig with Toronto symphony

    TORONTO – Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa will not perform with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra this week because of what the TSO calls “provocative comments.” In a statement purportedly written by the pianist and posted on Facebook Monday, Lisitsa wrote about the people of Ukraine “raising in fury against their corrupt rulers.” But she...