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    Murphy hosting meetings in Ukraine, Estonia on war, Russia
    Oct23

    Murphy hosting meetings in Ukraine, Estonia on war, Russia

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is traveling to Ukraine and Estonia to host meetings on the war in Ukraine, Russian aggression and other issues. The Democrat is the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation. Murphy is scheduled … …read...

    Stalin, 1929-1941: Brutal and Brilliant
    Oct23

    Stalin, 1929-1941: Brutal and Brilliant

    Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, volume II, Stephen Kotkin, Penguin Press 1119 pp. In April 1934, the poet Osip Mandelstam bumped into Boris Pasternak on a Moscow street. He recited verses that he had read a few weeks earlier to a few intimate friends. The verses ridiculed a “Kremlin highlander” with a criminal past and part Ossetian...

    RFE/RL Condemns ‘Intimidation’ Of One Of Its Journalists In Ukraine
    Oct22

    RFE/RL Condemns ‘Intimidation’ Of One Of Its Journalists In Ukraine

    RFE/RL has condemned what it calls the “intimidation’ of one of its journalists in Ukraine, calling it part of “a pattern of threats and harassment” targeting its investigative reporters in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Potemkin Democracy Goes Glamorous
    Oct22

    Russia’s Potemkin Democracy Goes Glamorous

    Vladimir Putin has not yet announced his candidacy for Russia’s presidential election in 2018, but the race does have at least one early entrant: Ksenia Sobchak, the daughter of Putin’s first boss and the so-called “Russian Paris Hilton”, is officially running for president.The Kremlin, of course, has given Sobchak’s candidacy...

    RFE/RL Condemns ‘Intimidation’ Of One Of Its Journalists In Ukraine

    RFE/RL has condemned what it calls the “intimidation’ of one of its journalists in Ukraine, calling it part of “a pattern of threats and harassment” targeting its investigative reporters in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Dumb and dumber: Trump’s foreign policy repeats decades of American mistakes
    Oct22

    Dumb and dumber: Trump’s foreign policy repeats decades of American mistakes

    (Credit: Getty/AP/Salon) Topic of the week seems to be Donald Trump’s foreign policy. This is about right. Annual reviews of a president’s record managing America’s conduct abroad are standard fare in the press and among the think-tank set. But he has not been in office a year, you protest! Don’t sweat the small stuff, as...

    The Czech Republic’s Fake News Problem
    Oct22

    The Czech Republic’s Fake News Problem

    In Prague, there’s a popular website with a reputation among journalists and politicians for publishing content seemingly aimed at stirring up trouble or disrupting the status quo, exaggerating facts, and blasting out sensational headlines. Dramatic articles about the dangers of refugees and Islam pop up frequently on the site....

    Poroshenko Vows Push To Create Anticorruption Court By Year’s End
    Oct21

    Poroshenko Vows Push To Create Anticorruption Court By Year’s End

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed to push for legislation creating an anticorruption court by the end of the year, in an apparent response to demands from Western allies as well as protesters camped outside parliament in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford marks 80th anniversary
    Oct20

    Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford marks 80th anniversary

    STAMFORD – More than 100 people from the tri-state area and beyond celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford, (Conn.), the oldest cultural institution of its kind in the United States. At a cocktail hour and festive banquet at the Stamford Sheraton Hotel on October 7, members, friends and donors […]...

    Protesters in Kyiv see a victory in bill on ending lawmakers’ immunity
    Oct20

    Protesters in Kyiv see a victory in bill on ending lawmakers’ immunity

    KYIV – Protesters calling for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to enact anti-corruption reforms or step down notched a small victory on October 19 as the Verkhovna Rada sent a bill on lifting lawmakers’ immunity from prosecution to the Constitutional Court for review. Hundreds of demonstrators aligned with opposition parties cheered the...