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    The word “maidan”: Where it comes from, what it means
    Feb10

    The word “maidan”: Where it comes from, what it means

    Philologists, who chase A panting syllable through time and space, Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark, To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah’s Ark. William Cowper (1731-1800) For a short period in 2014, the name of the central square in Kyiv called the “Maidan” became known throughout the civilized world. That […] …read more...

    National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine performs in historic concert in Florida
    Feb10

    National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine performs in historic concert in Florida

    On Wednesday, January 18, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine launched its first North American tour with a triumphant concert at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Center in Fort Myers, Fla. Under the direction of American-born Theodore Kuchar, the NSOU dazzled the sold-out audience with its performances of Yevhen Stankovych’s...

    National security advisor Michael Flynn discussed sanctions with Russia before Trump took office
    Feb10

    National security advisor Michael Flynn discussed sanctions with Russia before Trump took office

    In an extraordinary breach of protocol, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn spoke to Russia’s U.S. ambassador about the lifting of sanctions before President Trump took office. This claim had been repeatedly denied by both Flynn and Vice President Mike Pence in recent days, but a report published by the Washington Post late on Thursday...

    The Morning Vertical, February 10, 2017
    Feb10

    The Morning Vertical, February 10, 2017

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    PM to visit Snowking Ice Castle as northern tour heads to Yellowknife
    Feb10

    PM to visit Snowking Ice Castle as northern tour heads to Yellowknife

    As the Hill prepares to shut down for the weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his northern tour with a trek to Yellowknife, where, alongside Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Northwest Territories Premier Michael McLeod, he’ll meet with Canadian Forces members stationed at Joint Task Force North. Later this...

    Kremlin: talks to decide future of nuclear pact with US
    Feb10

    Kremlin: talks to decide future of nuclear pact with US

    MOSCOW (AP) — The possibility of extending a pivotal Russia-U.S. arms control pact is to be discussed in prospective talks with Washington, the Kremlin said Friday. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the prospects of extending the New START Treaty that is set to expire in 2021 will “depend on the position of our...

    Kremlin: talks to decide future of nuclear pact with US
    Feb10

    Kremlin: talks to decide future of nuclear pact with US

    MOSCOW (AP) — The possibility of extending a pivotal Russia-U.S. arms control pact is to be discussed in prospective talks with Washington, the Kremlin said Friday. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the prospects of extending the New START Treaty that is set to expire in 2021 will “depend on the position of our...

    Russian Envoy Sees No Substantial Differences With U.S. Over Iran Deal
    Feb10

    Russian Envoy Sees No Substantial Differences With U.S. Over Iran Deal

    Russia does not have substantial differences with the United States over the Iran nuclear deal, Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to Washington, was quoted as saying by Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Top EU, U.S. Diplomats Discuss Russia, Iran, Ukraine In First Meeting
    Feb10

    Top EU, U.S. Diplomats Discuss Russia, Iran, Ukraine In First Meeting

    The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke “at length” about terrorism, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal, and Ukraine in their first meeting, the EU said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NYT: Unlike Russian Wars, US Wars ‘Promote Freedom and Democracy’
    Feb10

    NYT: Unlike Russian Wars, US Wars ‘Promote Freedom and Democracy’

    The New York Times defends its country’s innocence. The New York Times, in its recent rebuff of comments President Donald Trump made about Russia, seems not to have evolved its understanding of US geopolitics past an 8th grade level. Trump had been asked by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (2/5/17) why he wouldn’t condemn Vladimir...