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    What Putin Is Up To
    Mar02

    What Putin Is Up To

    Each year on December 20, the Russian intelligence community pays homage to its enduring guardianship of the Motherland. It was on this date in 1917, six weeks after the Bolshevik Revolution, that Vladimir Lenin established the Cheka, an acronym for “Emergency Commission.” Over the ensuing decades, the commission’s nomenclature and...

    Jeff Sessions was a leading Russia hawk. Then he signed on with Donald Trump.
    Mar02

    Jeff Sessions was a leading Russia hawk. Then he signed on with Donald Trump.

    Last night, the Washington Post published an explosive report detailing how Jeff Sessions, while a senator, had two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak — and failed to disclose them when asked, under oath, about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. What makes the Sessions-Kislyak meetings even more remarkable is that Sessions,...

    EU Ambassadors Agree To Prolong Sanctions On Yanukovych, Associates
    Mar02

    EU Ambassadors Agree To Prolong Sanctions On Yanukovych, Associates

    European Union ambassadors have decided to prolong asset freezes imposed by Brussels against Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych and 14 of his associates. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU member countries endorse visa-free entry for Ukrainians
    Mar02

    EU member countries endorse visa-free entry for Ukrainians

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union member countries have backed a proposal to allow Ukrainian citizens into the bloc for short stays without visas. …read more Source: CNS...

    EU member countries endorse visa-free entry for Ukrainians
    Mar02

    EU member countries endorse visa-free entry for Ukrainians

    European Union member countries have backed a proposal to allow Ukrainian citizens into the bloc for short stays without visas. Ambassadors of EU member states on Thursday endorsed an agreement … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    This News Network Could Shake Up the Media Scene in Putin’s Russia
    Mar02

    This News Network Could Shake Up the Media Scene in Putin’s Russia

    Russian propaganda and influence operations have escalated over the past decade, and have especially intensified after the invasion of Ukraine. Plain and simple, the Kremlin has declared war on the concept of objective news reporting—on the airwaves as well as on the Internet. Years in the making and with a modest budget of $10 million, the U.S....

    Ukraine ‘Blockaders’ Cut Off Rail Traffic From Rebel Areas
    Mar02

    Ukraine ‘Blockaders’ Cut Off Rail Traffic From Rebel Areas

    Armed with hunting rifles and clubs, members of the new movement aim to choke off coal supplies that provide income for Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Coal mine explosion in Ukraine kills 8
    Mar02

    Coal mine explosion in Ukraine kills 8

    A methane explosion killed at least eight coal miners and injured six others about 1,600 feet underground in western Ukraine’s Lviv region. …read more Source: United Press...

    The Latest: Schumer says attorney general should resign
    Mar02

    The Latest: Schumer says attorney general should resign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ talks with the Soviet ambassador (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. Several Republicans and Democrats have called for Sessions to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian...

    Jeff Sessions Controversy Could Impact U.S.-Russia Relations, Kremlin Says
    Mar02

    Jeff Sessions Controversy Could Impact U.S.-Russia Relations, Kremlin Says

    (MOSCOW) — The intense attention being given to the new U.S. attorney general’s meetings with Russia’s ambassador could obstruct improved Washington-Moscow relations, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters he did not know about the meetings last year between...