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    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...

    Ukraine’s Soccer Federation To Shun FIFA Congress In Moscow
    Apr25

    Ukraine’s Soccer Federation To Shun FIFA Congress In Moscow

    A spokesman for Ukraine’s soccer federation has said the organization will skip a meeting of world soccer’s governing body scheduled to be held in Moscow this summer. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What’s Robert Mueller’s next big move? Here are 9 possibilities.
    Apr25

    What’s Robert Mueller’s next big move? Here are 9 possibilities.

    Recent reports suggest intriguing possibilities for where the investigation is going. What’s the next shoe that will drop in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation? Mueller’s team won’t say publicly, and they don’t seem to be leaking about it either. But the people they’ve been questioning have been...

    Russian Civilians Helping Assad Use Military Base Back Home – Witnesses
    Apr25

    Russian Civilians Helping Assad Use Military Base Back Home – Witnesses

    MOLKINO, Russia (Reuters) – The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed. Molkino in southwestern Russia is where the Russian 10th Special Forces Brigade is based,...

    1,100 Russian Jews to hear at Auschwitz about Polish rescue, betrayal of Jews
    Apr25

    1,100 Russian Jews to hear at Auschwitz about Polish rescue, betrayal of Jews

    (JTA) — Russia’s main Jewish group is sending its largest delegation ever to the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Poland, where participants will hear about Polish bravery but also complicity in the Holocaust, a top rabbi from Moscow said. The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia will send 1,100 teenagers and young adults to...