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    Poland Criticizes US Claim that Polish Law Glorifies Nazism
    Apr26

    Poland Criticizes US Claim that Polish Law Glorifies Nazism

    Poland’s government is criticizing the claim of a U.S. congressman that a new Polish law glorifies Nazi collaborators and denies the Holocaust. The charge was made by Ro Khanna, a Democrat from California, one of two congressmen leading a bipartisan effort urging the State Department to pressure Poland and Ukraine to combat state-sponsored...

    Police Break Silence After Video Shows Far-Right Attack On Kyiv Roma
    Apr26

    Police Break Silence After Video Shows Far-Right Attack On Kyiv Roma

    When a Romany camp in Kyiv was attacked by far-right nationalists, the police downplayed it. Then a video of the attack went viral. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia
    Apr26

    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia

    Armenia’s acting prime minister has said the country will hold new elections if all parties agree to it, prompting celebrations Wednesday on the streets of the capital, Yerevan. Protests have been building for the last two weeks over an alleged power grab by former prime minister Serzh Sargsyan, who resigned Monday. His acting replacement,...

    Armenia’s Crisis of Legitimacy
    Apr26

    Armenia’s Crisis of Legitimacy

    The resignation of Armenia’s long-time leader Serzh Sargsyan shows that the Armenian political establishment suffers from a crisis of legitimacy. While Armenia’s political environment is likely to get more lively, there is no indication that any political force is ready to tackle the country’s main conundrum: the tight...

    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia
    Apr26

    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia

    Armenia’s acting prime minister said the country will hold new elections if all parties agree, prompting celebrations in the streets of Yerevan. Protests have been building for two weeks over an alleged power grab by former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who resigned Monday. As Henry Ridgwell reports, inevitable comparisons are being made...

    Ukraine, Belarus Mark 32nd Anniversary Of Chernobyl Disaster
    Apr26

    Ukraine, Belarus Mark 32nd Anniversary Of Chernobyl Disaster

    Ukraine is marking the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on April 26 with a memorial service and a series of events in remembrance of the world’s worst-ever civilian nuclear accident. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Haunted Hallways: Chernobyl Engineers Revisit The Doomed Reactor
    Apr26

    Haunted Hallways: Chernobyl Engineers Revisit The Doomed Reactor

    April 26 marks 32 years since the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Three former Chernobyl engineers returned to their workplace in 2016, accompanied by RFE/RL journalists. For Arcadia Uskova and Oleksiy Breusa, it was not their first visit back. For Oleksandr Cheranov, however, the visit marked the first time he had stood...

    Too Many Foreign Policy Double Standards Hurt U.S. Credibility
    Apr26

    Too Many Foreign Policy Double Standards Hurt U.S. Credibility

    American leaders like to portray the United States as an exemplar of ethical conduct in the international system. The reality is far different, and it has been for decades. Throughout the Cold War, the United States embraced extremely repressive rulers, including the Shah of Iran, Nicaragua’s Somoza family, Taiwan’s Chiang Kai-shek,...

    Kasparov: Armenia Unrest Is Political Bellwether
    Apr26

    Kasparov: Armenia Unrest Is Political Bellwether

    Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov is today one of the most renowned figures of the Russian opposition and was the organizer of the recently concluded Free Russia Forum in Vilnius. In an exclusive interview with Voice of America’s Russian service about the latest dramatic events in Yerevan, he said that the will of the people in...

    Congress members urge a US stand against state-sponsored Holocaust denial in Ukraine and Poland
    Apr25

    Congress members urge a US stand against state-sponsored Holocaust denial in Ukraine and Poland

    (JTA) — More than 50 U.S. congressmen signed a bipartisan letter calling on the State Department to take a stand against state-sponsored Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism in Ukraine and Poland. The letter, dated Monday and addressed to John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state, was made public on Wednesday. Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna of...