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    Will Putin Unite the European and American Right?
    Dec23

    Will Putin Unite the European and American Right?

    For several years now, Vladimir Putin has been offering himself up as a helpful big brother to the parties of the European far right, and they’ve responded with expressions of warm family feeling. Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s anti-immigrant, anti-European Union National Front, has praised Putin’s strong leadership and...

    A Christmas Truce for Eastern Ukraine
    Dec23

    A Christmas Truce for Eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine and the U.S. ask Russia to make sure this attempt at peace holds. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Trump, Hacking and Doping: The Highlights of Putin’s Marathon Press Conference
    Dec23

    Trump, Hacking and Doping: The Highlights of Putin’s Marathon Press Conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s marathon end-of-year press conference has finally come to a close, effectively drawing the curtain on Russia’s political year. The three-hour event was, as usual, a show of the Russian leader’s endurance and his charisma, as well as a display of just how much his viewpoint is in demand, both in...

    Putin talks Trump, nukes, and Syria in marathon press conference
    Dec23

    Putin talks Trump, nukes, and Syria in marathon press conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his marathon end-of-year press conference in Moscow on Friday, a typically super-sized affair in which the leader held the floor for nearly four hours, taking questions from among some 1,400 reporters in attendance. Here were some of his key comments at the end of a year, and at a time when major foreign...

    Putin Touts Syria Peace, Pokes US Democrats
    Dec23

    Putin Touts Syria Peace, Pokes US Democrats

    In his annual end-of-year press conference Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin devoted a lot of time to economic issues, as the country struggles to get back to growth after shrinking the past two years because of low oil prices and economic sanctions over its actions in Ukraine. He said the Russian economy is gradually recovering and...

    In Warsaw, students flock to Hanukkah event following classmate’s anti-Semitism
    Dec23

    In Warsaw, students flock to Hanukkah event following classmate’s anti-Semitism

    Rabbi Michael Schudrich, right, speaking to students at the Judaic Department’s Hanukkah event at the University of Warsaw, Dec. 20, 2016. (Courtesy of Schudrich) (JTA) — If a Polish ultranationalist student intended to delegitimize his university’s main Hanukkah event, his plan seems to have backfired. On Monday, on the Facebook...

    Report calls Russian artillery attacks against Ukraine in 2014 ‘acts of war,’ as fighting in Donbas escalates
    Dec23

    Report calls Russian artillery attacks against Ukraine in 2014 ‘acts of war,’ as fighting in Donbas escalates

    KYIV – Russia extensively used cross-border artillery fire against Ukrainian military targets in July-September 2014 in what are considered “acts of war,” according to a new report by Bellingcat, a group of citizen journalists who use open-source investigation tools and techniques, that was released on December 21. Numbering in the “thousands,”...

    EU lauds nationalization  of Ukraine’s largest bank
    Dec23

    EU lauds nationalization of Ukraine’s largest bank

    KYIV – The European Union has praised Ukraine’s leadership for its decision to nationalize the country’s biggest bank, calling it a “bold and courageous” move and a key component of broader reforms that the West is pressing Kyiv to carry out. EU foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini spoke on December 19, a day after President Petro...

    U.S. adds more Russians to sanctions list
    Dec23

    U.S. adds more Russians to sanctions list

    WASHINGTON – The United States has levied new sanctions against more Russians for Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, hitting well-connected insiders, including the man known as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chef. The updated list, announced on December 20 by the Treasury Department, includes seven Russians and more than three dozen...

    Are the Kremlin’s LNR and DNR about to unite or fight each other?
    Dec23

    Are the Kremlin’s LNR and DNR about to unite or fight each other?

    The Kremlin has deliberately obscured the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), in eastern Ukraine, under a fog of confusion. As such, on a single day in mid-December, a Russian analyst argued that the two self-styled republics are about to unite into one entity (Novorossiya), while at the...