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    The Daily Vertical: The Crimea Question
    Mar20

    The Daily Vertical: The Crimea Question

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter@PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s new Eurasian Economic Union could get its own single currency
    Mar20

    Russia’s new Eurasian Economic Union could get its own single currency

    After his mysterious recent absence, Russian president Vladimir Putin is in Astana, Kazakhstan today for a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Union. The organisation is a new economic bloc comprised of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia (Ukraine unsurprisingly opted not to join) — and it’s part of Russia’s strategy to...

    Energy and Crimean Tatars top agenda as Turkey’s Erdogan visits Ukraine
    Mar20

    Energy and Crimean Tatars top agenda as Turkey’s Erdogan visits Ukraine

    By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – Energy ties and the fate of Crimean Tatars will top the agenda when Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan… …read more Source:...

    David Cameron revives Cold War-era fund to wind up Vladimir Putin
    Mar20

    David Cameron revives Cold War-era fund to wind up Vladimir Putin

    David Cameron announced plans on Thursday for the UK to spend £20 million to help former Soviet states develop market economies and counter Russian influence in the region. Around £5 million has already been spent on helping the government in Ukraine to support civil institutions under the programme, but it is now getting a £15...

    Ukraine’s Naftogaz transfers $15 million in gas prepayment to Gazprom
    Mar20

    Ukraine’s Naftogaz transfers $15 million in gas prepayment to Gazprom

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine’s state gas company Naftogaz said on Friday that it had paid $15 million to Russia’s Gazprom for March… …read more Source:...

    EU Unlikely To Offer More To Eastern Partners At Upcoming Summit
    Mar20

    EU Unlikely To Offer More To Eastern Partners At Upcoming Summit

    EU leaders at an upcoming Eastern Partnership summit in Riga are unlikely to offer a closer relationship between Brussels and some of its eastern neighbors, outside of the already negotiated association agreements, according to a copy of the text seen by RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Mar20

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are 10 of the most important stories in markets today. Greece is to re-submit a reform list to Europe’s institutions within days. Greece has agreed to give creditors a new list of reforms within days in order to secure bailout funds, a statement said Friday after talks between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and European...

    Leaders Of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan To Meet
    Mar20

    Leaders Of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan To Meet

    The trilateral meeting in Astana was originally scheduled for March 12 and 13, but Russian President Vladimir Putin pulled out at the last minute, sparking rumors, denied by the Kremlin, over his health. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Agrees Russia Sanctions To Stay Until Ukraine Peace Terms Met
    Mar20

    EU Agrees Russia Sanctions To Stay Until Ukraine Peace Terms Met

    (Reuters) – European Union leaders agreed on Thursday that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented, effectively extending them to the end of the year if need be. The compromise reached at an EU summit in Brussels maintains EU unity on sanctions against Moscow over its role in...

    In Crimea, Adjusting to New Citizenship, New Political Realities
    Mar20

    In Crimea, Adjusting to New Citizenship, New Political Realities

    A year after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, its people are adjusting to new citizenship, new political conditions, and new economic realities. Russian navy and special forces blockaded and stormed Crimea’s Ukrainian bases a year ago, giving the troops inside a choice: join us or leave. With a powerless government in Kyiv,...