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    Ukraine Removes 1,320 Vladimir Lenin Statues, 1,000 Soviet Monuments: Report
    Aug20

    Ukraine Removes 1,320 Vladimir Lenin Statues, 1,000 Soviet Monuments: Report

    Ukraine has removed all 1,320 statues of Vladimir Lenin, the first Soviet dictator, following a government campaign to remove its Soviet-era symbols. In every village, town, and city controlled by Kiev, monuments to the communist leader—considered a dictator by many—were removed. The initiative was made law by President Petro Poroshenko in May...

    Reports: Man Sentenced For French Bank Scam Arrested In Ukraine
    Aug20

    Reports: Man Sentenced For French Bank Scam Arrested In Ukraine

    A Frenchman sentenced in absentia for a scam that tricked dozens of French banks and businesses out of millions of euros has been arrested in Ukraine, according to French media, judicial sources, and the man’s lawyer. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Reports: Man Sentenced For French Bank Scam Arrested In Ukraine
    Aug20

    Reports: Man Sentenced For French Bank Scam Arrested In Ukraine

    A Frenchman sentenced in absentia for a scam that tricked dozens of French banks and businesses out of millions of euros has been arrested in Ukraine, according to French media, judicial sources, and the man’s lawyer. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Climber Dies In Attempt To Scale Mont Blanc
    Aug20

    Ukrainian Climber Dies In Attempt To Scale Mont Blanc

    A 42-year-old climber from Ukraine has died on Mont Blanc in the Alps during an attempt to scale Western Europe’s highest peak, rescue teams say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Climber Dies In Attempt To Scale Mont Blanc
    Aug20

    Ukrainian Climber Dies In Attempt To Scale Mont Blanc

    A 42-year-old climber from Ukraine has died on Mont Blanc in the Alps during an attempt to scale Western Europe’s highest peak, rescue teams say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Getting America and Russia Back to Normal
    Aug20

    Getting America and Russia Back to Normal

    Robert Legvold Politics, Europe Putin and his entourage, the Trump administration, and the U.S. Congress have a large choice to make. Note: this article is part of a symposium on U.S.-Russia relations included in the September/October 2017 issue of the National Interest. Trump and his people, and Putin and his, say the same thing: the two...

    Week 13: Hounded on All Sides, a Cornered President Snarls
    Aug20

    Week 13: Hounded on All Sides, a Cornered President Snarls

    If and when the American Kennel Club gets around to assigning a new breed for dogs that resemble President Donald Trump—portly with short paws and a chow chow mane of Clorox blond?—it should not neglect to single out the breed’s primary behavioral trait: Trump is what dog handlers would call a “fear-biter,” not a naturally fierce or...

    I talked to the ‘anti-Semitic’ Swiss hotel owner. It’s more complicated than you think.
    Aug19

    I talked to the ‘anti-Semitic’ Swiss hotel owner. It’s more complicated than you think.

    The Paradise Apartments hotel in Arosa, near Zurich, Switzerland. (Courtesy of Paradise Apartments hotel) (JTA) — A chuckle tickled my throat as Ruth Thomann, a Swiss hotelier who posted signs urging her “Jewish guests” to shower before entering the pool, assured me that she has “nothing against Jews.” To be clear, I don’t find racism...

    Russia’s Super Strange Kiev-Class Aircraft Carriers: Submarine and Carrier-Killer?
    Aug19

    Russia’s Super Strange Kiev-Class Aircraft Carriers: Submarine and Carrier-Killer?

    Kyle Mizokami History, Europe And some are sitting as museum ships in China. At the tail end of the Cold War, the Soviet Union produced a number of unique aircraft carriers. Known as the Kiev class, the carriers were the Soviets’ initial foray into the world of fixed wing naval aviation, and the only Soviet carriers to become fully...

    Putin Angers Ukraine With Visit To Russia-Annexed Crimea
    Aug19

    Putin Angers Ukraine With Visit To Russia-Annexed Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 18 visited the city of Sevastopol in Crimea, triggering an angry rebuke from Kyiv, which accused him of disregarding international law by traveling to the Ukrainian peninsula seized by Moscow three years ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...