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    Poroshenko Signs Law Declaring December 25 Public Holiday

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law declaring December 25 a public holiday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Congressional Radio-TV Gallery Pulls RT’s Accreditation After Network Registered as Foreign Agent
    Nov30

    Congressional Radio-TV Gallery Pulls RT’s Accreditation After Network Registered as Foreign Agent

    The Congressional Radio and TV Correspondents’ gallery announced Wednesday that it had voted to withdraw the news credentials for the Russian government-funded RT television network. Craig Caplan, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents’ Galleries, wrote in a letter that the...

    Chronicler of Evil
    Nov30

    Chronicler of Evil

    Anne Applebaum has written a new book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine. It is about the “terror-famine” of 1932–34. She has also written Gulag: A History and Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956. As you can see, she does not pick the cheeriest of subjects. But she picks important ones, and she is utterly authoritative...

    Ukraine ‘Extremely Concerned’ Council Of Europe Caving To Russian ‘Blackmail’
    Nov28

    Ukraine ‘Extremely Concerned’ Council Of Europe Caving To Russian ‘Blackmail’

    Ukrainian officials and politicians have reacted with alarm to reports that the Council of Europe is considering lifting sanctions imposed against Russia over its military intervention in Crimea out of fears that Moscow might otherwise leave the body. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Mafia State Within a Totalitarian Society
    Nov28

    A Mafia State Within a Totalitarian Society

    It is a skill, actually, to make someone feel as though they are drowning in words. If you’ve ever read a transcript of a Donald Trump interview, you know what the experience is like. Next-level incoherence is disorienting—and can be oddly powerful.The American-Russian journalist Masha Gessen has thought a lot about Trump’s rambling...

    ‘Death to the kikes’ painted on wall of Jewish charity in Ukraine
    Nov27

    ‘Death to the kikes’ painted on wall of Jewish charity in Ukraine

    (JTA) — Unidentified individuals wrote “death to the kikes” on the wall of a Jewish charity in western Ukraine. The black graffiti was discovered Monday on the exterior wall of Uzhgorod’s Hesed Shpira charity, which is funded by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, or JDC, Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish...

    Russia’s Army Is Getting Ready for the Next Big War (Think Armata Tanks and More)
    Nov26

    Russia’s Army Is Getting Ready for the Next Big War (Think Armata Tanks and More)

    Dave Majumdar Security, Overall, the Russian military is powerful enough to conventionally deter all of its neighbors in the post-Soviet space. However, the Kremlin still has to rely on nuclear weapons to deter China and NATO. Russia’s new state armament plan, which will run from 2018 to 2027, refocuses the Kremlin’s defense spending...

    New separatist leader appointed in eastern Ukraine

    Interim chief named to replace the beleaguered leader in apparent palace coup. …read more Source: ABC...

    PiS’s Latest Coup de Grace: Scapegoating
    Nov26

    PiS’s Latest Coup de Grace: Scapegoating

    By Andrzej MilczanowskiIn its blind effort to reinvent Poland’s past, the current government turns former employees of the country’s security services into scapegoats.Ever since I can remember, I’ve felt a deep-seated hostility to Communism. In the fall of 1939, when I was a new-born, the Soviet Union invaded my hometown....

    Ukraine Honors Memory of Holodomor Victims
    Nov26

    Ukraine Honors Memory of Holodomor Victims

    Ukraine is marking the official Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holodomor, which commemorates the millions who died of famine under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. In central Kyiv on Saturday, President Petro Poroshenko and hundreds of other people laid symbolic wheat ears and lit candles before the monument commemorating victims of the...