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    A Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia just won a Freedom to Write Award
    Mar28

    A Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia just won a Freedom to Write Award

    It’s an honor that comes with a heavy dose of irony — PEN America just awarded its Freedom to Write Award to the acclaimed Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, imprisoned in Russia. Sentsov, a filmmaker, has been an outspoken critic of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. He joins a distinguished list of other imperiled honorees,...

    Why is Canada so weak on Russia?
    Mar28

    Why is Canada so weak on Russia?

    Sharifulin Valery/TASS/CP In the largest and most raucous protests against Russian strongman Vladimir Putin since the rigged elections of 2012, tens of thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets of at least 80 towns and cities across Russia over the weekend. From Vladivostok on the Pacific coast, through major cities like Novosibirsk and...

    What makes a cyberattack? Experts lobby to restrict the term
    Mar28

    What makes a cyberattack? Experts lobby to restrict the term

    LONDON (AP) — When U.S. senator John McCain told Ukrainian television that the allegedly Russian-backed breach of the Democratic National… …read more Source:...

    Rust Belt despair translated into support for Trump — and Putin
    Mar28

    Rust Belt despair translated into support for Trump — and Putin

    The mysterious warmth between Donald Trump and Russian strongman Vladimir Putin was one of the odder elements of the 2016 presidential race. But Trump’s affection for the former KGB officer — not generally a figure of great appeal to Americans — also spread to his supporters. In late 2016, approval of Putin was up sharply among Trump...

    What a murdered former Russian lawmaker said in one of his final interviews
    Mar28

    What a murdered former Russian lawmaker said in one of his final interviews

    KIEV — On Thursday, Denis Voronenkov, a former Russian lawmaker facing corruption charges in Moscow who fled to Ukraine and became a critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot twice in the head and killed outside a posh hotel here in the country’s capital. Less than 72 hours earlier, he had given one of his final […] …read more...

    Exiled Crimean Tatars Keep Traditions Alive In Kyiv
    Mar28

    Exiled Crimean Tatars Keep Traditions Alive In Kyiv

    It’s estimated 10,000 Crimean Tatars have left the Ukrainian peninsula since Russia annexed it. Many moved to Kyiv — where are determined to preserve their national identity (Current Time TV). …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Arctic Militarization: A Reality Check
    Mar28

    Russia’s Arctic Militarization: A Reality Check

    Russia is not looking to carve up the circumpolar North and the region is not in the midst of an arms race, write Adam Lajeunesse and P. Whitney Lackenbauer.In a speech to the FSB (the successor to the old KGB) in February, Russian president Vladimir Putin called for further reinforcement of the Arctic border. Capping a week of press reporting on...

    Cheney blasts Russia’s alleged interference in US election
    Mar28

    Cheney blasts Russia’s alleged interference in US election

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has criticized Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, calling it a hostile act. Russian President Vladimir Putin made a serious attempt to interfere in the 2016 election and other democratic processes in America, Cheney said. “In some quarters, that would be...

    NATO, Russia ambassadors to meet to resolve differences
    Mar28

    NATO, Russia ambassadors to meet to resolve differences

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Ambassadors from NATO and Russia will meet this week for the first time this year in a fresh attempt to resolve some of their differences. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement Tuesday that a NATO-Russia Council — their main forum for dialogue — would be held at the military alliance’s Brussels...

    Poland’s defense minister welcomes NATO troops
    Mar28

    Poland’s defense minister welcomes NATO troops

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish defense minister has welcomed a multinational NATO battalion to Poland made up of troops from the United States, Britain and Romania, saying the deployment improves the region’s security given the “threat from the East.” Antoni Macierewicz welcomed the U.S.-led battalion in a ceremony Tuesday in the central...