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    Low Wages, High Prices: Crimeans Suffer Under Russia
    Aug21

    Low Wages, High Prices: Crimeans Suffer Under Russia

    More than two years after Russia annexed Crimea and promised its 2 million people a better life, residents say prices have soared, wages and pensions have stagnated and tourists have fled. The sunny and mountainous Black Sea peninsula is back in the news, with Russian President Vladimir Putin accusing Kiev of sending infiltrators across the...

    Clinton Campaign Manager Suggests Trump Is a ‘Puppet’ for the Kremlin
    Aug21

    Clinton Campaign Manager Suggests Trump Is a ‘Puppet’ for the Kremlin

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager cautioned against reading too much into the departure of Donald Trump’s campaign chair Paul Manafort, suggesting today that Russia is still at the “core” of the Republican nominee’s campaign and that Trump himself could be a “puppet” for the Kremlin. “Paul Manafort has been pushed out, but that...

    Ukraine: ‘Famous Russian Writer’ Asks Kyiv For Political Asylum
    Aug21

    Ukraine: ‘Famous Russian Writer’ Asks Kyiv For Political Asylum

    Ukraine says that a “famous Russian writer” and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked Kyiv to grant him political asylum after arriving at the Ukraine-Belarus border. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fresh Fighting Rocks Ukraine’s Shyrokyne
    Aug21

    Fresh Fighting Rocks Ukraine’s Shyrokyne

    Once a tourist resort, the village of Shyrokyne near the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol has been the scene of fresh clashes between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists. On the night of August 19-20, an exchange of fire from machine guns and mortars lasted for more than three hours. The footage comes as both sides in...

    Ukrainian Army, Separatists Accuse Each Other Of Truce Violations
    Aug21

    Ukrainian Army, Separatists Accuse Each Other Of Truce Violations

    The Ukrainian military and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine continue to accuse each other of violating a cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Brazil Wins 1st Men’s Soccer Olympic Gold
    Aug21

    Brazil Wins 1st Men’s Soccer Olympic Gold

    Host Brazil beat Germany on penalties in Rio to win their first men’s Olympic soccer gold medal and send the soccer-mad nation into ecstasy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Coming Soon: Russian-Built Super Aircraft Carriers for India?
    Aug21

    Coming Soon: Russian-Built Super Aircraft Carriers for India?

    Robert Farley Security, Eurasia The chances are slim. Here’s why. Early this year, a Russian group proposed to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for India. The notional carrier would rival the supercarriers of the U.S. Navy in size and capability. Why did the Russians make such an offer, and what might the Indians make of the deal?...

    The Russian Army’s Super ‘Gun’ Is a City Destroyer
    Aug21

    The Russian Army’s Super ‘Gun’ Is a City Destroyer

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Eurasia They’ve devastated fortifications from Afghanistan to Ukraine. Self-propelled heavy mortar carriers are ubiquitous in modern mechanized armies. Mounted on light armored carriers and placed at the disposal of battalion commanders, such vehicles can deliver heavy and fast-responding indirect bombardments...

    Austrian High Court Rejects Ukrainian Firtash’s Extradition Appeal
    Aug20

    Austrian High Court Rejects Ukrainian Firtash’s Extradition Appeal

    Austria’s Constitutional Court has refused to consider an appeal by Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash in an attempt to fight his extradition to the United States, where he is wanted on corruption charges …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Erdogan Tells Poroshenko Turkey Won’t Recognize Crimea As Russian
    Aug20

    Erdogan Tells Poroshenko Turkey Won’t Recognize Crimea As Russian

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reassured his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko that Ankara will continue to recognize the Crimean Peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia, as Ukrainian territory. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...