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    Ayshe Seitmuratova –  a Crimean Tatar heroine at 80
    Feb24

    Ayshe Seitmuratova – a Crimean Tatar heroine at 80

    A nation and those who care about it should know its heroes, and for Crimean Tatars, one of the greatest is Ayshe Seitmuratova, the only woman of her nation the Soviets arrested and condemned twice, who on February 11 marked her 80th birthday in her Russian-occupied homeland. In an appreciation of her life so far, […] …read more Source: The...

    February 27, 2012
    Feb24

    February 27, 2012

    Five years ago, on February 27, 2012, security forces in Russia and Ukraine announced that they had thwarted a plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Russian state-run television Channel 1 alleged that the plot was to be carried out shortly after Russia’s presidential election on March 4. In the report, separate footage...

    Moscow hands out Russian passports in Donbas as Putin recognizes DNR and LNR documents
    Feb24

    Moscow hands out Russian passports in Donbas as Putin recognizes DNR and LNR documents

    Even as Vladimir Putin decreed that Moscow recognizes documents issued by its clients, the “Donetsk People’s Republic” and the “Luhansk People’s Republic,” Russian officials in at least seven places in the Donbas were handing out Russian passports – a repetition of what Moscow did in South Ossetia in 2008. The two steps are in fact...

    In memory of the heroes  of the Heavenly Hundred
    Feb24

    In memory of the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

    On February 20, Ukrainians all over the world pause to mark the Day of Commemoration of the Heavenly Hundred (also known as the Heavenly Brigade, from the Ukrainian term “Небесна Сотня”). The following statement was released in Ottawa by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. In November 2013, the people of Ukraine rose up in protest against […]...

    NEW RELEASE: Children’s book of “Stories for Every Season”
    Feb24

    NEW RELEASE: Children’s book of “Stories for Every Season”

    JENKINTOWN, Pa. – A new children’s book, “Stories for Every Season,” published by the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Inc. (UNWLA) Branch 88 of the Philadelphia Regional Council, was launched at the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center (UECC) in Jenkintown on December 13. In this book, Christine R. Shwed, UNWLA...

    CIUS sponsors documentary screenings on contemporary Ukraine
    Feb24

    CIUS sponsors documentary screenings on contemporary Ukraine

    EDMONTON, Alberta – The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) took an active part in International Week activities held January 30 to February 5 at the University of Alberta by sponsoring two documentary screenings and co-sponsoring a third. All were aimed at highlighting challenges of contemporary Ukraine that are little known to...

    Estonia marks independence day with military parade
    Feb24

    Estonia marks independence day with military parade

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia has marked its 99th anniversary of its declaration of independence with more than 1,000 troops from eight NATO nations parading and presenting military hardware on Friday, including two U.S. Abrams tanks that were displayed to the public for the first time. Fighter jets from the alliance’s Baltic air policing...

    Marine Le Pen: Madame Présidente?
    Feb24

    Marine Le Pen: Madame Présidente?

    Marine Le Pen is hoping the wave of populism sweeping the Western world carries her to the Élysée Palace.“The wind of history has turned,” Le Pen, who heads the far-right National Front (FN), told a crowd of supporters at the kickoff of her presidential bid earlier this month in Lyon, the industrial city in southeastern France. “It will carry us...

    Austrian court orders release of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash
    Feb24

    Austrian court orders release of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash

    VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has ordered that Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash be released from custody pending decisions on separate U.S. and Spanish extradition requests for him. …read more Source: CNS...

    Austrian court orders release of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash
    Feb24

    Austrian court orders release of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash

    VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has ordered that Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash be released from custody pending decisions on separate U.S…. …read more Source:...