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    Russia, Separatists Criticize Ukraine Bill On Autonomy
    Mar16

    Russia, Separatists Criticize Ukraine Bill On Autonomy

    Russia and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have criticized a Ukrainian draft law granting the rebel-held areas special status. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s Nuclear Warning Suggests Russia Won’t Back Down from Crimea
    Mar16

    Putin’s Nuclear Warning Suggests Russia Won’t Back Down from Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was mysteriously absent for about 10 days, apparently was ready to exercise the country’s nuclear option last year over tensions in Ukraine, which suggests that Moscow will not give up on its plans. “We were ready to do it. I talked with colleagues and told them that this (Crimea) is our historic...

    Why Lithuania is preparing for a Russian invasion
    Mar16

    Why Lithuania is preparing for a Russian invasion

    The three Baltic States are fearful of a possible Russian invasion, although Lithuania may have particular reason for concern. Wedged between Russian ally Belarus and the Russian Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, Lithuania is worried that it could be the next target of Russian aggression following invasions in Georgia in 2008 and Crimea and...

    How ISIS Succeeds on Social Media Where #StopKony Fails
    Mar16

    How ISIS Succeeds on Social Media Where #StopKony Fails

    A map of the top 50 Twitter PR presences in the UK and their respective followers ( Porter Novelli Global/Flickr ) Social networks offer an incredible tool for tapping into the collective unconscious, a virtual Jungian arena in which competition might be expected to amplify the critical values and anxieties of millions of people in real time. In...

    Hard Power Gestures From Russia and the West
    Mar16

    Hard Power Gestures From Russia and the West

    After reappearing triumphantly following a mysterious absence, Vladimir Putin ordered a massive military drill during which personnel will be on high alert. Bloomberg News reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops placed on full combat readiness in snap drills in western Russia, as Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned the country...

    Russian Crimea documentary sends message: Putin is in charge
    Mar16

    Russian Crimea documentary sends message: Putin is in charge

    MOSCOW (AP) — Even while Vladimir Putin was still mysteriously absent, Russian TV delivered a clear message for Russians and foreigners alike: Putin is firmly in charge, and ready to use his country’s military power to safeguard the interests of Russia and Russians. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russian Crimea documentary sends message: Putin is in charge
    Mar16

    Russian Crimea documentary sends message: Putin is in charge

    By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Russian TV doc on Crimea leaves little doubt that Putin is in charge
    Mar16

    Russian TV doc on Crimea leaves little doubt that Putin is in charge

    MOSCOW – Even while Vladimir Putin was still mysteriously absent, Russian TV delivered a clear message for Russians and foreigners alike: Putin is firmly in charge, and ready to use his country’s military power to safeguard the interests of Russia and Russians. A lavish 2 1/2-hour documentary on Russia’s annexation of Crimea aired...

    Russian Official Dismisses 2018 World Cup Boycott Call
    Mar16

    Russian Official Dismisses 2018 World Cup Boycott Call

    Russia will stage the 2018 soccer World Cup and will host it well, the Russian Football Union’s honorary president told Reuters on Monday, dismissing calls by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for his country’s allies to boycott the event. Vyacheslav Koloskov, a former FIFA vice-president, said attempts to disrupt the tournament...

    Russian TV doc on Crimea send a clear message: Putin is in charge
    Mar16

    Russian TV doc on Crimea send a clear message: Putin is in charge

    (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images) MOSCOW — Even while Vladimir Putin was still mysteriously absent, Russian TV delivered a clear message for Russians and foreigners alike: Putin is firmly in charge, and ready to use his country’s military power to safeguard the interests of Russia and Russians. A lavish 2 1/2-hour documentary on...