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    Medvedev: Russia Adapting to New Economic Reality
    Apr21

    Medvedev: Russia Adapting to New Economic Reality

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday Russia was suffering significant economic problems because of international sanctions, but the situation could have been much worse and Russia was adapting. Referring to Western sanctions imposed last year because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Medvedev told parliament: “Losses from the...

    EU Expected To Announce Antitrust Charges Against Gazprom
    Apr21

    EU Expected To Announce Antitrust Charges Against Gazprom

    The European Commission on April 22 is expected to announce antitrust charges against state-controlled Russian energy giant Gazprom for noncompetitive practices in the EU, a move that might stoke further tensions between Moscow and the West. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Security Official Warns Pro-Russian Dissidents To ‘Shut Their Mouths’ After Opposition Murders
    Apr21

    Ukraine Security Official Warns Pro-Russian Dissidents To ‘Shut Their Mouths’ After Opposition Murders

    A top Ukraine security official spoke Tuesday about the dangers government critics face in the country after the recent murders of three opposition figures. Pro-Russian journalists Oles Buzina and Serhiy Sukhobov and former politician Oleh Kalashnikov were all killed last week by unknown assailants. …read more Source: International Business...

    Pivot to Japan
    Apr21

    Pivot to Japan

    “The Japanese,” wrote Joseph Grew to President Roosevelt’s Secretary of State Cordell Hull in May 1933, are “extremely nationalistic [and] war-loving.” They had already become, at the time, observed Roosevelt’s Ambassador in Tokyo, “a tremendously powerful fighting machine.” Nearly a decade later, three years before the end of World...

    Cameraman For Closed Crimean Tatar TV Channel Detained
    Apr21

    Cameraman For Closed Crimean Tatar TV Channel Detained

    A cameraman for a Crimean Tatar television channel that was shut down by the Russian authorities controlling the Black Sea peninsula has been detained over a clash in February 2014, shortly before its annexation by Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mother Of Ukraine Pilot Jailed In Russia Seeks Global Help
    Apr21

    Mother Of Ukraine Pilot Jailed In Russia Seeks Global Help

    The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Situation Report: China looking at floating bases; Islamic State’s weed; defense contractors eye two big prizes; and lots more
    Apr21

    Situation Report: China looking at floating bases; Islamic State’s weed; defense contractors eye two big prizes; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson I’m on a boat. Forget about China building its own islands out of rocks in the South China Sea. Two Chinese companies are working on constructing massive, 2 km long floating sea bases that can move around according to need, and conduct a range of military operations. The idea is to build multiple...

    It’s Tax Time In Ukraine, And Financial Discrepancies Suggest Corruption Endures
    Apr21

    It’s Tax Time In Ukraine, And Financial Discrepancies Suggest Corruption Endures

    It’s tax season in Ukraine. And as politicians’ declarations come in, they suggest that corruption remains an enduring problem. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Medvedev sees more economic pain from sanctions in 2015
    Apr21

    Russia’s Medvedev sees more economic pain from sanctions in 2015

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he expected the economy to suffer further this year from Western sanctions over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ruble Falls To Two-Week Low Against U.S. Dollar
    Apr21

    Ruble Falls To Two-Week Low Against U.S. Dollar

    Russia’s ruble currency has fallen to a two-week low against the U.S. dollar. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...