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    Ukraine’s frontlines calm ahead of gas talks
    Mar01

    Ukraine’s frontlines calm ahead of gas talks

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s frontlines were relatively calm on Sunday ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourned the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer.Kiev’s security officials said there was no fire after midnight on Ukraine’s positions and no Ukrainian soldiers...

    Estonia Votes in Parliamentary Election
    Mar01

    Estonia Votes in Parliamentary Election

    Estonians are voting Sunday in a national parliamentary election. The coalition government of Prime Minister Taavi Roivas is expected to win as the Baltic state, a member of the West’s NATO military alliance that was once part of the Soviet Union, contends with a militarily resurgent Russia and a pro-Kremlin opposition party. By mid-day, 42...

    Ukraine Military Says Rebels Using Truce To Regroup
    Mar01

    Ukraine Military Says Rebels Using Truce To Regroup

    (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Sunday a ceasefire had been fully observed in eastern separatist territories overnight, but warned that pro-Russian rebels were using the truce to regroup for new attacks on government positions. A drop in violence and moves by both sides to withdraw heavy weapons from the front line had raised...

    Moscow March Honors Slain Putin Critic
    Mar01

    Moscow March Honors Slain Putin Critic

    Immense crowds turned out in Moscow on Sunday to march through the city in honor of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov — an opposition politician and frequent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin — was supposed to appear at a Sunday rally protesting Russia’s role in the fighting in Ukraine. The rally was converted into a...

    In Moscow, March Commemorates the Murdered Nemtsov
    Mar01

    In Moscow, March Commemorates the Murdered Nemtsov

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Holding placards declaring “I am not afraid,” thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has widened a split in society that some say could threaten Russia’s future. Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many carrying portraits of...

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov
    Mar01

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

    MOSCOW (AP) — Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said “I am not afraid,” thousands of Russians marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. Russian President Vladimir Putin has marginalized and intimidated his political...

    Remembering Boris Nemtsov and His Dream of a Free Russia
    Mar01

    Remembering Boris Nemtsov and His Dream of a Free Russia

    With every passing year, the Putin regime engages in thuggish acts that turn the once-unthinkable into dreadful new norms. To cite just a few examples, the past decade has seen the cut off of gas to Europe, the invasion of Georgia, the state-sanctioned killing of Sergei Magnitsky, the expulsion of USAID because of its support for civil society...

    Widow Of Murdered Spy Blames Russian Government For New Killing
    Mar01

    Widow Of Murdered Spy Blames Russian Government For New Killing

    LONDON (AP) — The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko thinks the Russian government may have been involved in the murder of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Marina Litvinenko told BBC Radio on Sunday she thinks Nemtsov’s slaying Friday night in Moscow seems to have been the Russian government’s way of silencing...

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov
    Mar01

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has marginalized and intimidated his political opponents, jailing some and driving others into exile, since mass anti-Putin protests swept Moscow in 2011 and 2012. The first possibility, the Investigative Committee said, was that the killing was aimed at destabilizing the political situation in Russia and Nemtsov...

    Widow of Murdered Spy Blames Russian Govt for New Killing
    Mar01

    Widow of Murdered Spy Blames Russian Govt for New Killing

    LONDON— The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko thinks the Russian government may have been involved in the murder of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Marina Litvinenko told BBC Radio on Sunday she thinks Nemtsov’s slaying Friday night in Moscow seems to have been the Russian government’s way of silencing...