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    Russia Suspected in First-Ever Cyberattack on Ukraine’s Power Grid
    Jan08

    Russia Suspected in First-Ever Cyberattack on Ukraine’s Power Grid

    In the last months of 2015, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea’s annexation and continuing strife in Ukraine’s east appeared largely to be in stalemate. But now, with the new year, it appears the conflict is heating up again, and playing out on the region’s electric grids. On Dec. 23, a massive power outage in...

    Russian Economy Killers: Oil and Sanctions
    Jan07

    Russian Economy Killers: Oil and Sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gets a bad report card, even a failing grade, for his handling of the economic crisis in his country, according to 27 percent of analysts who participated in a major survey conducted by Bloomberg Business. These are hard times in Russia, with the collapse in oil prices, economic sanctions against the country for...

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas
    Jan07

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas

    Many Orthodox Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus on Thursday, following the older Julian calendar. On Wednesday, believers in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Serbia, Ethiopia and elsewhere observed Christmas Eve, while Christians who have adopted the Gregorian calendar celebrated the Feast of Epiphany. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukrainian Businessman Sues Russia Over Annexed Crimea Airport
    Jan06

    Ukrainian Businessman Sues Russia Over Annexed Crimea Airport

    A Ukrainian businessman has filed a complaint against Russia in The Hague, saying he was unfairly deprived of his right to operate a passenger airport in Crimea after Russia annexed the peninsula in March 2014. The Permanent Court of Arbitration said on Wednesday that it had agreed to consider the case, which was brought a year ago by Ihor...

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany
    Jan06

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany

    Wednesday is Epiphany, a major holiday in much of Orthodox Christianity celebrating the birth and baptism of Jesus. Religious services are held as well as Blessing of Water ceremonies at lakes, rivers and seafronts. But in Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and other Orthodox countries that observe a different religious calendar, it is Christmas Eve. Roman...

    New Russian Strategy Document Calls NATO a ‘Threat’
    Jan05

    New Russian Strategy Document Calls NATO a ‘Threat’

    On December 31, President Vladimir Putin signed off on a new national security strategy for Russia that unequivocally identifies NATO as a threat. The new strategy, observers say, reflects the recent deterioration in relations between Russia and the West, following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern...

    Experts: Ukraine Utility Cyberattack Wider Than Reported
    Jan05

    Experts: Ukraine Utility Cyberattack Wider Than Reported

    A central European security software firm said on Monday that a cyberattack last month in Ukraine was broader than initially reported last week when the nation’s secret police blamed a power outage on Russia. Western Ukraine power company Prykarpattyaoblenergo reported an outage on Dec. 23, saying the area affected included regional capital...

    Ukraine to Investigate Suspected Cyberattack on Energy Grid
    Dec31

    Ukraine to Investigate Suspected Cyberattack on Energy Grid

    Ukraine will investigate a suspected computer malware attack on its energy grid, the energy ministry said on Thursday, an incident the country’s secret service has blamed on Russia. A power company in western Ukraine, Prykarpattyaoblenergo, said on December 23 that a swath of the area it serves had been left without energy, including the...

    Analysts: More Problems Ahead for Russian Space Agency
    Dec30

    Analysts: More Problems Ahead for Russian Space Agency

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin liquidated the Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, on Monday — and replaced it with a state corporation, still called Roscosmos. The plan, to take effect January 1, was decided a year ago following a series of embarrassing rocket failures and high-profile corruption. Russia lost a defense satellite Dec. 5,...

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany Back Extension of Ukraine Peace Deal
    Dec30

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany Back Extension of Ukraine Peace Deal

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have agreed to extend the Minsk peace accord on Ukraine into 2016, the Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday, following a phone call between the four leaders. Extension of the agreement was widely expected as a cease-fire has been broadly holding in eastern Ukraine since September, though...

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