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    Forget conspiracy theories. This is why Trump’s Russian connection is actually a problem.
    Nov01

    Forget conspiracy theories. This is why Trump’s Russian connection is actually a problem.

    In the past 12 hours, a flurry of stories have come out on Donald Trump’s links to Russia. One such story, at Slate, suggests that a server owned by Trump has been communicating with a Russian bank with ties to the Kremlin. Another, at Mother Jones, quotes an unnamed former intelligence officer claiming that Trump is a Russian operative,...

    Russia in Wonderland
    Nov01

    Russia in Wonderland

    I remarked at the end of my November 2014 TAI essay, “Reflections on the Closing of the Russian Mind,” that “Russia threatens its own future more than do any of the Western powers.” That is even more true now than it was then. Russia is set upon a self-destructive course. Its ruler, or for politeness’s sake its rulers, show no present...

    Russian State Newspaper Apologizes For Slovenia Crimea Story
    Nov01

    Russian State Newspaper Apologizes For Slovenia Crimea Story

    Russia’s top state-run newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta has issued an apology for reporting that the mayor of Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, recognized Crimea as Russian territory. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 was officially condemned across the EU, of which Slovenia is part of. Russia’s decision to send troops and...

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Reject Bill To Double Their Own Salaries
    Nov01

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Reject Bill To Double Their Own Salaries

    Ukrainian lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have at least doubled their own salaries amid media reports about wealth and incomes of government officials and members of parliament. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Necessary Pain Of Remembrance
    Nov01

    The Necessary Pain Of Remembrance

    Photo by Andrey Skakodub Here in Kyiv, we remembered the victims of massacre on September 29th — the tens of thousands of peaceful residents whom the Nazis slaughtered on ethnic grounds. It is difficult to understand the magnitude of the crime, for which there can be no excuse, no explanation. Over a period of two days, September 29th-30th,...

    Russia revamping military presence in Crimea
    Nov01

    Russia revamping military presence in Crimea

    New and refurbished bunkers at the southern end of line of upgraded facilities …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Report: FBI says no direct ties between Russia, Donald Trump’s campaign
    Nov01

    Report: FBI says no direct ties between Russia, Donald Trump’s campaign

    As Donald Trump tries to keep the focus on Hillary Clinton’s email saga, Democrats are attempting to sow doubt about Trump’s cozy relationship with Russia, CBS News’ Major Garrett reports. Late Monday, The New York Times reported that the FBI spent several months over the summer investigating Russia’s potential meddling in...

    American-style JCC opens in Kiev with help from JDC
    Nov01

    American-style JCC opens in Kiev with help from JDC

    (JTA) — The Ukrainian capital of Kiev, where Jewish cultural life has largely revolved around the city’s synagogues, opened its first American-style Jewish Community Center. The Halom JCC officially opened Tuesday at a ceremony attended by hundreds of guests in central Kiev, where it is expected to serve thousands of community members every...

    2017 Eurovision Song Contest Date Set For Kiev, Ukraine
    Nov01

    2017 Eurovision Song Contest Date Set For Kiev, Ukraine

    The Eurovision song contest is to head to Ukraine in 2017, with a record 43 countries to take part in the competition in the capital city, Kiev. Among the nations competing for a place in the semi-finals on Tuesday and Thursday May 9 and 11 and the grand final on Saturday May 13 are Australia, making its third appearance despite being distinctly...

    Britain ‘At Risk Of Cyberattack’ As Russia Poses Increased Threat
    Nov01

    Britain ‘At Risk Of Cyberattack’ As Russia Poses Increased Threat

    The growing risk of cyberattacks by foreign governments poses a serious threat to the U.K., two senior British officials have warned on Tuesday amid escalating Western rhetoric regarding Russia’s foreign policy. Speaking to The Guardian in the first newspaper interview by a serving British domestic spy chief, MI5 director Andrew Parker said...