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    Russia Denies US Claim of ‘Thousands’ of Troops in Ukraine
    Mar05

    Russia Denies US Claim of ‘Thousands’ of Troops in Ukraine

    Russian officials on Thursday dismissed a claim by the United States that Moscow has sent thousands of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russian NGO Ousted From Gulag Prison Camp Museum
    Mar05

    Russian NGO Ousted From Gulag Prison Camp Museum

    MOSCOW— An independent Russian organization says it has been ousted from the Gulag prison camp museum that it has run from 1992. Viktor Shmyrov, director for the Perm-36 museum in central Russia, told The Associated Press Thursday that his organization had lost the property after losing a lawsuit against the regional Ministry of Culture, which...

    Russia Holds Large-Scale Military Exercises In Disputed Territories
    Mar05

    Russia Holds Large-Scale Military Exercises In Disputed Territories

    MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) – Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday that large-scale military exercises had started in southern Russia and in disputed territories on Russia’s borders. The exercises involve over 2,000 anti-aircraft troops and 500 items of weaponry and will last until April 10, Interfax news agency reported....

    Poland’s Lawmakers to Go Through Military Training
    Mar05

    Poland’s Lawmakers to Go Through Military Training

    Poland’s lawmakers to go through military training due to conflict in neighboring Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Poland’s lawmakers to go through military training due to conflict in neighboring Ukraine
    Mar05

    Poland’s lawmakers to go through military training due to conflict in neighboring Ukraine

    Poland’s Parliament speaker says that the lawmakers will be given a chance to go through military training because “turbulent times” require it. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian Policeman Gets 15-Year Sentence For Spying For U.S.
    Mar05

    Russian Policeman Gets 15-Year Sentence For Spying For U.S.

    A court in Moscow has convicted a Russian police officer from Siberia on charges of spying for the United States and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Italian PM in Moscow to Discuss Russia-Eu Ties
    Mar05

    Italian PM in Moscow to Discuss Russia-Eu Ties

    MOSCOW— Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited Moscow Thursday for talks focusing on Russia-EU ties, which have been badly strained by the Ukrainian crisis. With Russia-West ties at their lowest point since the Cold War times, most European Union leaders have shunned Moscow. Renzi’s trip reflects his desire to improve bilateral...

    Ukraine Parliament Votes To Increase Army Personnel To 250,00
    Mar05

    Ukraine Parliament Votes To Increase Army Personnel To 250,00

    The Ukrainian parliament has voted in favor of a bill to boost the size of the military by one-third, to 250,000 soldiers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    This is what happens when countries default on their debts
    Mar05

    This is what happens when countries default on their debts

    So 2015 looks set to be a difficult year for countries struggling under heavy debt burdens. Only two months in and we have already seen precarious economic situations in states, including Greece and Ukraine, worsen substantially. Few would bet against the likelihood of a major debt restructuring in the near future. But have we become too afraid...

    Russian NGO ousted from Gulag prison camp museum
    Mar05

    Russian NGO ousted from Gulag prison camp museum

    Viktor Shmyrov, director for the Perm-36 museum in central Russia, told The Associated Press Thursday that his organization had lost the property after losing a lawsuit against the regional Ministry of Culture, which announced in 2013 that it would take over. Millions more died of harsh labor and cruel treatment in the giant Gulag prison camp...