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    10 More Countries Advance To Eurovision Final
    May13

    10 More Countries Advance To Eurovision Final

    Ten countries, including Ukraine, advanced from the second of two semifinals completing the final line-up for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest’s grand finale this week in Stockholm. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Jamala Condemns Latest Crimea Detentions
    May13

    Jamala Condemns Latest Crimea Detentions

    Ukrainian Eurovision contestant Jamala said her song about Josef Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 was all the more relevant following more searches of homes and detentions of Tatars on the Russian-occupied peninsula on May 12. Jamala was speaking after winning a place in the Eurovision final, which takes place on May 14....

    Who Owns What Where? British Anti-Graft Push And Ex-Soviet Elites’ Lavish Properties
    May12

    Who Owns What Where? British Anti-Graft Push And Ex-Soviet Elites’ Lavish Properties

    A new push by Britain to uncover the true owners of pricey foreign-owned real estate in the country could shine a spotlight on scores of business and political elites from the former Soviet Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Eurovision Contestant’s Surprising View On Crimea 
    May12

    Russian Eurovision Contestant’s Surprising View On Crimea 

    Scandal is brewing around Russia’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest after an old interview emerged in which the singer admits he is not a fan of Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Blogger Jailed After Campaigning Against Army Draft
    May12

    Ukrainian Blogger Jailed After Campaigning Against Army Draft

    A court in Ukraine has sentenced a blogger who had campaigned to allow conscientious objectors not to fight against Russia-backed separatists in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Ally With No Legal Background Appointed As Top Ukraine Prosecutor
    May12

    Poroshenko Ally With No Legal Background Appointed As Top Ukraine Prosecutor

    Ukraine’s parliament has appointed a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko with no legal background to become the country’s new prosecutor-general. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Ombudsman Wants Closure Of Ukrainian Website That Leaked Journalists’ Data
    May12

    Russia Ombudsman Wants Closure Of Ukrainian Website That Leaked Journalists’ Data

    Russia’s recently appointed presidential human rights ombudsman, Tatyana Moskalkova, urged Ukraine on May 12 to shut down a Kyiv-based website for “violating Ukrainian laws on information and personal data.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crimea Realities Chief Says Ban Won’t Stop Website
    May12

    Crimea Realities Chief Says Ban Won’t Stop Website

    Pro-Russian authorities in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula have blocked access to RFE/RL’s news website, Krym.Realii or Crimea Realities. The de facto prosecutor of Crimea, Natalia Poklonskaya, said on May 12 that Russia’s Internet regulator, Roskomnadzor, had launched measures to shut down the site. The website’s chief,...

    Pro-Russia Authorities Detain Four Crimean Tatars Suspected Of Terrorism
    May12

    Pro-Russia Authorities Detain Four Crimean Tatars Suspected Of Terrorism

    Russia-backed Crimean authorities have detained four Crimean Tatars suspected of terrorism, a charge denied by Tatar activists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Contestant Sings Of Crimea’s Revival
    May12

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Contestant Sings Of Crimea’s Revival

    Representing Ukraine, Jamala is the first ever Crimean Tatar singer to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest. Before qualifying for the May 12 semifinals in Stockholm, Jamala said her performance symbolizes the need for a revival in Ukraine and Crimea. Titled 1944, her song is about Josef Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars to Central...

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