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    Lubyanka Runs the New Russia, Much like the Old Soviet Union
    Dec27

    Lubyanka Runs the New Russia, Much like the Old Soviet Union

    MOSCOW–Red Square is one of the world’s most iconic locales. Dominated by the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and, GUM Department Store, the space looks little different than during Soviet times. While Lenin’s mausoleum remains, any hint of menace is gone. Indeed, even during the worst of the U.S.S.R. the square was more...

    Ukraine exchanges prisoners with pro-Russia rebels
    Dec27

    Ukraine exchanges prisoners with pro-Russia rebels

    Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners
    Dec27

    Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners

    Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian separatists exchanged hundreds of prisoners on Friday in a rare sign of cooperation. The swap took place under the cover of darkness north of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, near the city of Konstantinovka, after the two sides agreed to the trade on Wednesday. See also: ‘We simply...

    Kiev, separatists begin prisoner exchanges
    Dec27

    Kiev, separatists begin prisoner exchanges

    Ukrainian government also announces suspension of all train and bus service to Crimean peninsula …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Nearly 370 war prisoners exchanged in Ukraine
    Dec27

    Nearly 370 war prisoners exchanged in Ukraine

    Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    10 Signs (& Causes) Russia’s Economy Is in Serious Trouble
    Dec27

    10 Signs (& Causes) Russia’s Economy Is in Serious Trouble

    A confluence of forces have besieged the former communist country, creating a perfect economic storm. The rouble is tumbling at an alarming rate, but that’s not all, here are some of the factors. 1. Sanctions Years of political corruption in Ukraine eventually led to the ‘Revolution of Dignity’ in February 2014, ousting the corrupt...

    For Russia’s President, A Year Of Costly Triumphs
    Dec26

    For Russia’s President, A Year Of Costly Triumphs

    Vladimir Putin’s popularity soared after the Winter Olympics and the annexation of Crimea. But his year is ending on a bitter note, with Russia in a deep recession and isolated internationally.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Ukraine and Pro-Russia Rebels Swap Hundreds of Prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine and Pro-Russia Rebels Swap Hundreds of Prisoners

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian authorities and separatists exchanged hundreds of prisoners of war on Friday, a spokesman for President Petro Poroshenko said, part of a 12-point plan aimed at ending the pro-Russian uprising in the east of the country. The agreement to swap 150 Ukrainian servicemen for 222 rebels followed peace talks between...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners

    Ukraine handed over 222 prisoners and the rebels released 145 people, according to Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency — the biggest one-time prisoners swap since the pro-Russian insurgency flared up in eastern Ukraine in April. The Interfax news agency reported that 146 Ukrainian prisoners were released Friday and another four will be...

    Ukraine and Pro-Russia Rebels Exchange Hundreds of Prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine and Pro-Russia Rebels Exchange Hundreds of Prisoners

    The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists began an exchange of hundreds of prisoners on Friday as scheduled peace talks were canceled for the day and Kiev suspended train and bus service to Russia-annexed Crimea, leaving an already tenuous situation in greater uncertainty. As part of a 12-point peace plan, Ukrainian officials handed...