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    President needn’t look far to combat corruption
    May06

    President needn’t look far to combat corruption

    KYIV – During a mid-April phone call, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko received his latest exhortation from U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to combat corruption in order to receive the latest U.S. financial aid. Yet Mr. Poroshenko himself and his political associates are alleged to be involved in numerous corruption scandals that have been...

    Jail the Corrupt!  No More Impunity
    May06

    Jail the Corrupt! No More Impunity

    By Frank VoglFrom Brazil to Macedonia, from Iceland to Guatemala, public prosecutors are going after corrupt top politicians on an unprecedented scale.Never before have public prosecutors so ardently investigated corruption among political elites as they are today. For all those prosecutors, the decision to sentence one of New York’s most...

    The Morning Vertical, May 6, 2016
    May06

    The Morning Vertical, May 6, 2016

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

    The Daily Vertical: Toying With Savchenko
    May06

    The Daily Vertical: Toying With Savchenko

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Every Episode of David Attenborough’s Life Series, Ranked
    May06

    Every Episode of David Attenborough’s Life Series, Ranked

    BBC / Anton_Ivanov / Rich Carey / Neirfy / Resul Muslu / Starcea Gheorghe Silviu / Georgia Evans / Tanawat Ariya / Shutterstock / Paul Spella / The AtlanticThis Sunday, Sir David Attenborough, naturalist, maker of wildlife documentaries, snuggler of gorillas, wielder of That Voice, keeper of the blue shirt, and Most Trusted Man in Britain, turns...

    Early signs from new Ukraine government encouraging says IMF
    May06

    Early signs from new Ukraine government encouraging says IMF

    By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – The early signs coming from Ukraine’s new government are “very encouraging” one of the International… …read more Source:...

    Russian Jailed For Reposting ‘Extremist’ Article
    May06

    Russian Jailed For Reposting ‘Extremist’ Article

    A court in the Russian city of Tver has sentenced a man to two years and three months in prison for reposting material about Crimea on a social-media network. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Valery Gergiev Performs Concert in Syria’s Palmyra After Liberation From ISIS
    May06

    Russia’s Valery Gergiev Performs Concert in Syria’s Palmyra After Liberation From ISIS

    A famous Russian conductor has brought life back to the Syrian city of Palmyra after its liberation from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), leading a classical concert in the ruins of the ancient city’s Roman Theater. Valery Gergiev conducted St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra, guiding them through performances of...

    Will New Russian Force Be ‘Putin’s Personal Army’?
    May06

    Will New Russian Force Be ‘Putin’s Personal Army’?

    While Russian lawmakers are busy changing the country’s election laws in preparation for parliamentary elections this year, the lower house of parliament is due this month to consider whether President Vladimir Putin’s new National Guard should be allowed to shoot Russian citizens without warning. According to a draft law that Putin...

    Israeli flag burned at Kiev Holocaust memorial on Yom Hashoah
    May06

    Israeli flag burned at Kiev Holocaust memorial on Yom Hashoah

    Stray dogs roaming the Babi Yar monument in Kiev, March 14, 2016. Nazis and local collaborators murdered 30,000 Jews at the ravine in 1941. (Cnaan Liphshiz) (JTA) — A group of young people burned an Israeli flag outside a Ukraine Holocaust memorial in Kiev on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday. The flag burning near the Babi Yar...