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    Ukraine’s health care system  to get comprehensive overhaul
    Oct27

    Ukraine’s health care system to get comprehensive overhaul

    KYIV – Ukraine adopted a crucial legislative health care package on October 19 that is designed to improve the health of its people and remove Europe’s largest country from the list of nations that have the world’s highest death rates. It is the first comprehensive change to the country’s Soviet-era health care system since...

    The New-Old Fatalism
    Oct27

    The New-Old Fatalism

    Historical inevitability is back in vogue for the first time since the aftermath of the Great Depression. Now as then, a rather crude form of economic determinism is the single engine of this supposed inevitability, and now as then, too, it purports to offer simple and precise answers to a range of complex social and political questions. In its...

    Freed Crimean Tatar Leaders Vow To Return To Russian-Held Homeland
    Oct27

    Freed Crimean Tatar Leaders Vow To Return To Russian-Held Homeland

    Crimean Tatar leaders Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, who were released from custody in their Russian-occupied homeland this week, have arrived in Kyiv and defiantly vowed to return to the Black Sea peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crimean Tatar leaders are freed
    Oct27

    Crimean Tatar leaders are freed

    Crimean Tatar leaders Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, who were sentenced to prison by Russian courts on the occupied peninsula in September, were released from custody on October 25 and arrived in Turkey, Ukrainian officials, legislators and lawyers said. Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzheppar told RFE/RL about...

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexander Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival
    Oct27

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexander Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival

    CONCLUSION (Go to Part I) KYIV – Rutgers University-Newark political science professor Alexander Motyl is known for swimming against the tide when it comes to speaking about post-Maidan Ukraine. All is not lost and not everything is “doom and gloom,” his writings and observations often say. On October 13, the professor, novelist and poet spoke...

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?
    Oct27

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?

    Asia Times Security, Asia You make the call. The Liaoning, Beijing’s first aircraft carrier, is a refurbished second-hand vessel. But, despite its inauguration in 2012, it appears the vessel’s genuine war-readiness is still in doubt. Party mouthpieces have all refrained from using the carrier’s former name, Varyag – no surprise,...

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?
    Oct27

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?

    Asia Times Security, Asia You make the call. The Liaoning, Beijing’s first aircraft carrier, is a refurbished second-hand vessel. But, despite its inauguration in 2012, it appears the vessel’s genuine war-readiness is still in doubt. Party mouthpieces have all refrained from using the carrier’s former name, Varyag – no surprise,...

    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia
    Oct27

    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia

    The photographer Ivan Sigal documented post-Soviet life in Moscow during the 1990s.In 1997, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, the Clinton administration’s lead official on all matters Russia, gave a speech at Stanford University on American policy toward Moscow. He admitted, in not so many words, that persuading the erratic...

    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia
    Oct27

    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia

    The photographer Ivan Sigal documented post-Soviet life in Moscow during the 1990s.In 1997, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, the Clinton administration’s lead official on all matters Russia, gave a speech at Stanford University on American policy toward Moscow. He admitted, in not so many words, that persuading the erratic...

    Freed From A Cage, Masha The Bear Tastes The Good Life

    A brown bear named Masha has spent most of her life in a cage outside a restaurant in Lviv, Ukraine. But with help from Four Paws, an international animal welfare group, she’s now settling in at a sanctuary where she can stroll, swim, and play. Her rescue was part of a larger campaign to relocate dozens of bears kept illegally by private...