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    Yulia Tymoshenko Warned Us About Paul Manafort Years Ago
    Nov01

    Yulia Tymoshenko Warned Us About Paul Manafort Years Ago

    Yulia Tymoshenko warned us about Paul Manafort years ago. In a civil complaint, the former Ukrainian prime minister accused Manafort—who would go on to chair Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign—of conspiring with Ukrainian and Russian partners to launder dirty money through “a labyrinth of shell companies” in the U.S....

    Don’t Send Arms to Ukraine
    Oct27

    Don’t Send Arms to Ukraine

    Ukrainian politicians anticipate that the Trump administration will soon decide to send “lethal aid” to their country, which is embroiled in an armed conflict with Russia along its eastern border, Foreign Policy reports. Sending arms to Ukraine would be a terrible idea. It would needlessly escalate tensions between Russia and the West...

    Russia’s Global Anti-Libertarian Crusade
    Jul07

    Russia’s Global Anti-Libertarian Crusade

    One of the surreal twists of the past year in American politics has been the rapid realignment in attitudes toward Russia. Democrats, many of whom believe that Russian interference was key to Donald Trump’s unexpected victory last November, are now the ones sounding the alarm about the Russian threat. Meanwhile, quite a few...

    Making Idiosyncratic Art in a Totalitarian Society
    Mar03

    Making Idiosyncratic Art in a Totalitarian Society

    Alexander Dovzhenko, a Ukrainian filmmaker, is best known today for a series of political pictures he wrote and directed in the early Stalin years, movies that kept drifting in directions that risked the wrath of the Soviet authorities. Arsenal (1929), set in the Russian Civil War, had hints of pacifism. Earth (1930) was supposed to be a...

    Mike Pence Meets Ukrainian President While Trump Lawyer Works on Back Channel Deal
    Feb22

    Mike Pence Meets Ukrainian President While Trump Lawyer Works on Back Channel Deal

    Mike Pence met with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko while making his first trip to Europe as vice president, with his office saying he had “underscored U.S. support” for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and that the U.S. would continue to not recognize Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. He also called on Russia to...

    Hillary Clinton, The Podesta Group, and Making Ugly Regimes Look Good
    Sep01

    Hillary Clinton, The Podesta Group, and Making Ugly Regimes Look Good

    Yesterday, The Huffington Post published an article featuring the hiding-in-plain-sight news that the Podesta Group — the lobbying and public affairs firm co-founded by former Bill Clinton administration Chief of Staff/current Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, which is still run by his brother Tony Podesta — has been receiving...

    Coal Pollution Likely Kills More People Annually Than Will Ever Die from Chernobyl Radiation
    Apr26

    Coal Pollution Likely Kills More People Annually Than Will Ever Die from Chernobyl Radiation

    The meltdown and explosion of reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant site in Ukraine 30 years ago was the worst nuclear accident in history. The reactor explosion and high radiation exposure killed 30 employees a few weeks after the explosion. The crippled plant spewed radioactive particiels across swathes of Europe for days...

    ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’ Comes to Netflix
    Jan12

    ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’ Comes to Netflix

    “No one was expecting to have kids beaten at 4 o’clock in the morning. No one was expecting people to be kidnapped or killed. It was just unfolding,” explains Evgeny Afineevsky, director of the film Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, which documents the 93 day uprising that led to the downfall of president Viktor...

    Darth Lenin Comes to Odessa
    Dec11

    Darth Lenin Comes to Odessa

    For decades, a statue of Vladimir Lenin had stood in a square adjacent to a factory in Odessa. The sculpture’s days were numbered: In April 2015, Ukraine’s parliament passed a law banning the former Soviet republic’s remaining Communist monuments. But instead of dismantling the figure, the factory allowed artist Alexander Milov...

    Laugh It Up, Fuzzball
    Nov06

    Laugh It Up, Fuzzball

    Police in Odessa, Ukraine, arrested a man in a Chewbacca costume for illegally campaigning for mayoral candidate Darth Vader. …read more Source:...

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