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    Experts Divided Over Whether Russia Sanctions Are Working
    Oct15

    Experts Divided Over Whether Russia Sanctions Are Working

    After several rounds of international sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March and support of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, experts are divided over whether they are working. “It depends on what your understanding of the purpose of sanctions is,” said Matthew Rojansky with the...

    Conflict With Russia Reaches Ukrainian Stores
    Oct15

    Conflict With Russia Reaches Ukrainian Stores

    Under new local legislation passed by Kyiv authorities, stores in the Ukrainian capital must now separately label Russian-imported goods. A similar initiative is already in place in three other Ukrainian cities, where special brigades have been deployed to check compliance. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Ukraine Crisis Means That Russia And China Will Likely Build Closer Military Ties
    Oct15

    The Ukraine Crisis Means That Russia And China Will Likely Build Closer Military Ties

    US-led economic sanctions against technology exports to Russia might have the unintended consequence of pushing Russian and Chinese technological industries into close cooperation, Russia-based security expert Vasily Kashin writes for The Moscow Times. Kashin, an analyst at the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow, notes...

    Never Mind the Elgin Marbles — Give Us Back Amal Alamuddin
    Oct15

    Never Mind the Elgin Marbles — Give Us Back Amal Alamuddin

    Amal Clooney, lawyer, is reported to be at the epicenter of “the west’s longest-running cultural row”. The Guardian, which coined the phrase, meant the two-century-long tussle between Athens and London over the rightful home of marble sculptures removed from the Parthenon between 1801 and 1805 by the English aristocrat Lord Elgin and later...

    Could sale of French amphibious warship to Russia still proceed?
    Oct15

    Could sale of French amphibious warship to Russia still proceed?

    Despite strong language from the French President François Hollande, Russia has not received formal notification from France suspending or cancelling the $1.53 billion deal for two Mistral-class amphibious warship deal, USNI News reports. More from that article: “We have not received any official refusals,” Russian Industry and Trade Minister...

    Ukrainians Dump Politicians In Trash Cans Amid Mounting Anger
    Oct15

    Ukrainians Dump Politicians In Trash Cans Amid Mounting Anger

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In Ukraine, trashing a politician isn’t a metaphor. It’s literal: Find a suspected shady official, grab him and throw him into a dumpster. Online videos of several public figures receiving the treatment from gangs of rowdy activists have provoked both glee and revulsion. The fad is part of a broader coarsening of...

    Putin to focus on Ukraine during trip to Milan
    Oct15

    Putin to focus on Ukraine during trip to Milan

    Putin set for diplomatic blitz in Milan focusing on Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Death and Recession in the City That Shrinks by 15,000 People a Year
    Oct15

    Death and Recession in the City That Shrinks by 15,000 People a Year

    Vitaly Ivanov’s feet feel so heavy he can barely get out of bed. But with difficulty, and some pain, he manages to leave his apartment just in time for the hospital appointment to find out the results of his liver biopsy. In the chilly autumn rain, Ivanov trudges through the streets around his home city of Nizhny Novgorod, a 57-year-old...

    NATO chief: no big Russian withdrawal near Ukraine
    Oct15

    NATO chief: no big Russian withdrawal near Ukraine

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — NATO’s top military commander says the alliance would welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops from a Russian region bordering Ukraine, but that it has seen no “maj… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukraine Seen As Focus Of Putin’s Talks In Milan
    Oct15

    Ukraine Seen As Focus Of Putin’s Talks In Milan

    The Ukraine crisis is expected to be the focus of meetings between Russian President Vladimir Putin and European leaders this week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...