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    Kushner not only forgot to mention that he talked to Russian bankers, he also forgot why
    Mar28

    Kushner not only forgot to mention that he talked to Russian bankers, he also forgot why

    What got Michael Flynn in trouble—supposedly—isn’t that he was having frequent chats with the Russian ambassador. It’s that he wasn’t being open about those chats and explaining what they were really about. Who else is known to be in a similar situation? Only on Monday did it emerge that executives of Russian state development...

    Brazen Murder in Kiev Chills Russia’s Dissidents in Ukraine
    Mar28

    Brazen Murder in Kiev Chills Russia’s Dissidents in Ukraine

    The assassination of Putin critic Denis Voronenkov has Russian exiles wondering who’s next on the Kremlin’s hit list. …read more Source: Foreign...

    US Senate Set to Ratify Montenegro as NATO Member
    Mar28

    US Senate Set to Ratify Montenegro as NATO Member

    The U.S. Senate is set to ratify Montenegro’s admission into the NATO alliance, an event many lawmakers viewed through the lens of a deepening struggle between Western nations and Russia. “This is more than the accession or non-accession of a small, 650,000-person nation,” said the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican...

    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,...

    Top U.S. Military Commander in Europe Calls For Lethal Weaponry For Ukraine
    Mar28

    Top U.S. Military Commander in Europe Calls For Lethal Weaponry For Ukraine

    The top U.S. military commander in Europe again backed sending more advanced weaponry to Ukraine to help it in its fight against Russia-backed separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    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...