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    Russian economic crisis helps save Putin’s post-Olympic dream at Sochi
    Jan18

    Russian economic crisis helps save Putin’s post-Olympic dream at Sochi

    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — After the television cameras went dark on the Winter Olympic Games last year in Sochi, the areas around the resort city were in danger of becoming expensive ghost towns.President Vladimir Putin spent $50 billion on the Olympics, and had hoped his investment would leave behind a skier’s paradise in the mountainous...

    Russians keep calm and shop on in face of rising prices
    Jan18

    Russians keep calm and shop on in face of rising prices

    Moscow (AFP) – For shoppers like pensioner Tatiana Ivanovna buying their weekly groceries in a Moscow supermarket, these are increasingly tough times.Fuelled by a double whammy of a plummeting ruble and the embargoes Russia slapped on many Western products in retaliation for sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, inflation is soaring. Prices on...

    America Is In The Middle Of A New Cold War
    Jan18

    America Is In The Middle Of A New Cold War

    In this excerpt from The Russia-China Axis: The New Cold War And America’s Crisis Of Leadership authors Douglas E. Schoen and Melik Kaylan argue that only a rebirth of American global leadership can combat the growing threat from the Russian-Chinese axis. It was a dramatic, even spellbinding, scene. A Russian honor guard stood at attention...

    Ukraine Tries to Reinforce Embattled Airport
    Jan18

    Ukraine Tries to Reinforce Embattled Airport

    Ukraine rushed fresh troops and supplies Saturday to the devastated remains of a key airport near the Russian border as explosions and heavy rebel gunfire shook the area and hopes for peace talks continued to fade. Troops described the shelling by pro-Russian separatists at Donetsk airport as some of the worst of the nine-month rebellion, with...

    Explosions rock east Ukraine airport as battle intensifies
    Jan17

    Explosions rock east Ukraine airport as battle intensifies

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Clashes between Ukraine’s army and pro-Russian rebels for control of a battered airport intensified Saturday, with explosions and heavy gunfire shaking the area throughout much of the day and at least six more people killed.The battle for Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine saw Kiev rush reinforcements to the...

    Meet The Bears And Goblins Singing In Ukraine’s Wackiest Festival
    Jan17

    Meet The Bears And Goblins Singing In Ukraine’s Wackiest Festival

    The Ukrainian festival of Malanka is as wacky as they come. One night every year, Ukrainian villagers dress up as bears, goblins and other characters, and parade in the streets singing traditional songs. According to Spiegel Online, revelers go from house to house playing pranks and telling stories. The festival is held on Jan. 14, New...

    Fighting Rages Anew At Ukraine Airport, Three Soldiers Killed
    Jan17

    Fighting Rages Anew At Ukraine Airport, Three Soldiers Killed

    (Reuters) – Fighting raged on Saturday at the main airport of Ukraine’s city of Donetsk as separatists resumed attempts to break the tenuous grip of government forces on the complex and Kiev’s military said three more Ukrainian soldiers had been killed. With attempts to restart peace talks stalled, pro-Russian rebels have...

    MH17: Seeking Answers Six Months on
    Jan17

    MH17: Seeking Answers Six Months on

    Six months on from the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine, the families of many of the victims are still seeking answers. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Battles Rages at Ukrainian Airport
    Jan17

    Battles Rages at Ukrainian Airport

    KIEV (Reuters) – Fighting raged on Saturday at the main airport of Ukraine’s city of Donetsk as separatists resumed attempts to break the tenuous grip of government forces on the complex and Kiev’s military said three more Ukrainian soldiers had been killed. With attempts to restart peace talks stalled, pro-Russian rebels have...

    Fugitive Ukrainian Official To Work Under Putin Associate
    Jan17

    Fugitive Ukrainian Official To Work Under Putin Associate

    A fugitive former Ukrainian interior minister accused of unleashing deadly force against antigovernment protesters last year says he will work for a Russian state-owned technology conglomerate led by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s longtime associate. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...