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    En route to Lugansk, lies, bribes and high fives
    Dec16

    En route to Lugansk, lies, bribes and high fives

    A guard outside the home of Rabbi Shalom Gopin, Chabad’s emissary in Lugansk who fled the flighting and is now in Israel. In the backseat of a car headed to the rebel-held city of Lugansk, I was feeling confident about my plan for getting in and out safely to report an article about how the city’s Jewish community is coping with the...

    White House: Obama To Sign Russia Sanctions Legislation
    Dec16

    White House: Obama To Sign Russia Sanctions Legislation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will sign congressional legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing aid to Ukraine. Spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama continues to have concerns about the bill but believes the legislation still gives him the flexibility he needs. The president is expected to sign the...

    The most Googled recipe in Ukraine this year was for Molotov cocktails
    Dec16

    The most Googled recipe in Ukraine this year was for Molotov cocktails

    The most-Googled “recipe” in Ukraine this year, according to Google’s end-of-year statistics, was for instructions to make a molotov cocktail See also: Robin Williams, World Cup and Ebola top Google search in 2014 “In 2014 we searched trillions of times,” Google says in its 2014 report, which is available for dozens...

    Ukraine rejects Russia’s move to house nuclear weapons in Crimea
    Dec16

    Ukraine rejects Russia’s move to house nuclear weapons in Crimea

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 16 (UPI) — Ukraine’s prime minister fired back at Russia Tuesday for comments suggesting that nuclear weapons could be located inside Russian-occupied Crimea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russians Are Buying Cheese The Same Way People Bought Weed In 1980s Brooklyn
    Dec16

    Russians Are Buying Cheese The Same Way People Bought Weed In 1980s Brooklyn

    Russia’s economy is in free fall. Part of that is because dramatically declining oil prices, another part is because of international sanctions against the country. This cheese story is about the latter part. Back when the EU, Australia, Norway, Canada and the US put economic sanctions on Russia, Russia responded by banning a bunch of...

    Why You Should Care About The Collapsing Russian Ruble
    Dec16

    Why You Should Care About The Collapsing Russian Ruble

    Plunging oil prices and economic sanctions have pushed Russia’s economy to the brink of collapse. “Couldn’t happen to a nicer dictator than Vladimir Putin,” you might be thinking, but it could have repercussions for all of us. Russia’s currency, the ruble, crashed to record lows against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday,...

    Dec16

    People wait to exchange currency near a sign advertising currency exchange rates at an exchange office in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from Russia’s...

    Dec16

    People wait to exchange their currency as signs advertise the exchange rates at a currency exchange office in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from...

    Putin Orders Snap Military Drills on NATO Border
    Dec16

    Putin Orders Snap Military Drills on NATO Border

    Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered snap military drills for Russian armed forces in the Baltic region to test Russia’s “battle-readiness”, a ministry of defence spokesperson told Russian news agency Interfax today. “A self-sufficient, multi-purpose army of air, sea and land units was assembled in the period of less than a day in the...

    Russia: We Have The Right To Put Nuclear Weapons In Crimea
    Dec16

    Russia: We Have The Right To Put Nuclear Weapons In Crimea

    Russia announced on Monday that it believes it has the full right to deploy nuclear weapons in the recently annexed Crimean peninsula. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Interfax news agency that since Crimea was now a part of Russia, Moscow had full rights to deploy nuclear weapons into the region. Lavrov argues that Crimea can be...