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    Poll: 81 percent back Putin even as ruble falls
    Dec18

    Poll: 81 percent back Putin even as ruble falls

    MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin’s days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah. And yet most Russians see Putin not as the cause, but as the solution. The...

    EU Adopts Tougher Crimea Sanctions, Russia Irate
    Dec18

    EU Adopts Tougher Crimea Sanctions, Russia Irate

    The European Union on December 18 adopted an investment ban that targets firms and individuals in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Russian Crisis and the Syria Connection
    Dec18

    The Russian Crisis and the Syria Connection

    President’s Obama announcement on Cuba is indicative of three important elements; first, while the president is handicapped by the existence of a Republican-dominated Congress, he is definitely capable of darling foreign policy initiatives. Second, the president is not so passive in the field of foreign policy as his adversaries, both in...

    Putin’s epic annual news conference, condensed
    Dec18

    Putin’s epic annual news conference, condensed

    At his year-end news conference in December 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin had plenty of reason to preen. Russian opposition to Western intervention in the Syrian conflict had won sympathy in many parts of the world. Ukraine, at that point, appeared firmly in Moscow’s orbit, and his vision of a Eurasian Union rivaling Europe looked...

    Putin accuses West of trying to corner Russia
    Dec18

    Putin accuses West of trying to corner Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to fix Russia’s economic woes within two years, voicing confidence that the plummeting ruble will recover and promising to diversify Russia’s gas-dependent economy. …read more Source:...

    Putin Shows Stick to West, Carrot to Oligarchs, and Heart to’Someone’
    Dec18

    Putin Shows Stick to West, Carrot to Oligarchs, and Heart to’Someone’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his officials, appeased local oligarchs and, of course, railed at the West Thursday as he faced journalists for the first time since the ruble went into free-fall last week. Russia’s most eligible divorcee also managed to break hearts from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad by saying he’s in love...

    The 11 Best Quips From Putin’s Annual Press Conference
    Dec18

    The 11 Best Quips From Putin’s Annual Press Conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a marathon press conference Thursday in which he discussed the economy, the collapse of the ruble, Ukraine, China, tensions with the West, talk of a “new Cold War,” and more. Over the course of the three-and-a-half-hour press conference, Putin also made quite a few humorous quips. We’ve...

    Research team uses imaging to study Shoah killing sites in Ukraine
    Dec18

    Research team uses imaging to study Shoah killing sites in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — An international team of researchers launched a study of Holocaust-era killing sites in the Kremenets region in western Ukraine. The project was initiated this year by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, or IHRA, whose April report on killing sites ruled out conducting archeological digs in such locales as this...

    Vladimir Putin likens Crimea takeover to bear guarding his territory
    Dec18

    Vladimir Putin likens Crimea takeover to bear guarding his territory

    Reporters from around the world filled the Kremlin for the marathon session with the Russian president. Charlie D’Agata reports from the scene, where Putin was at times defiant, but mostly relaxed and even joking. …read more Source:...

    EU Adopts Tighter Investment Sanctions on Crimea
    Dec18

    EU Adopts Tighter Investment Sanctions on Crimea

    European Union governments adopted tighter restrictions on European investment in Crimea onThursday, targeting Russian Black Sea oil and gas explorationand tourism, an EU official said. According to the official, the new restrictions, approved by the EU’s 28 governments just before the bloc’s leaders discuss the Ukraine crisis and...