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    Pollster: Russia Winning ‘Information War’ in Former Soviet States
    Feb05

    Pollster: Russia Winning ‘Information War’ in Former Soviet States

    Moscow’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, and its subsequent support for armed separatists in the eastern part of the country, has been accompanied by a major Russian information campaign in support of those actions. That campaign has targeted not only Russia’s domestic audience but also audiences in neighboring states that...

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit

    The abrupt resignation of Ukraine’s economy minister, followed by several of his deputies, over allegations of corruption has jeopardized Kiev’s relations with its Western backers, threatening vital loan aid, politicians said on Thursday. Aivaras Abromavicius quit on Wednesday, saying he would not become a “puppet” for...

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit

    The abrupt resignation of Ukraine’s economy minister, followed by several of his deputies, over allegations of corruption has jeopardized Kiev’s relations with its Western backers, threatening vital loan aid, politicians said on Thursday. Aivaras Abromavicius quit on Wednesday, saying he would not become a “puppet” for...

    Political Crisis Boosts Moldova’s Pro-Russians but Corruption Real Threat
    Feb04

    Political Crisis Boosts Moldova’s Pro-Russians but Corruption Real Threat

    A corruption crisis unfolding in Moldova has given a boost to Russia-leaning political parties, say analysts, even as the country remains on a pro-Europe path. Protesters in January stormed the parliament building in the capital, Chisinau, and demanded new elections after the closed-door, midnight inauguration of Pavel Filip, the third prime...

    Poland Relaunches Inquiry into 2010 Presidential Jet Crash in Russia
    Feb04

    Poland Relaunches Inquiry into 2010 Presidential Jet Crash in Russia

    Poland’s new government on Thursday relaunched an inquiry into the death of President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash in Russia in 2010, a move likely to strain Warsaw’s relations with its former overlord, already fragile over the Ukraine crisis. An inquiry by the previous government returned a verdict of pilot error but the winner of...

    Russia’s Crisis Produces Paradox: Surging Luxury Car Sales
    Feb03

    Russia’s Crisis Produces Paradox: Surging Luxury Car Sales

    As Russia wrestles with an economic crisis, more and more Porsches and Rolls-Royces are appearing on its roads. It seems something of a paradox; while mass-market car sales in the country have tumbled along with the ruble and oil prices, one area is bucking the trend – luxury cars. Sales of Porsche, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Lexus cars all...

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Resigns; West Deeply Disappointed
    Feb03

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Resigns; West Deeply Disappointed

    Ukraine’s economy minister tendered his resignation Wednesday, citing political pressure and corruption. Aivaras Abromavicius said the country’s leadership had routinely blocked his reform efforts and that the economy ministry was at the mercy of corrupt vested interests. “Neither me, nor my team have any desire to serve as a...

    National Power Grids Increasingly Targeted in Cyber Attacks
    Feb01

    National Power Grids Increasingly Targeted in Cyber Attacks

    Ukraine’s electric power grid is once again under cyberattack, just one month after a similar incident successfully brought down portions of the system and left millions in the dark. Worse, researchers studying the attacks say the malware believed responsible – a new version of the so-called BlackEnergy bug – has likely spread to numerous...

    Russia Shrugs Off Allegations Against Putin
    Feb01

    Russia Shrugs Off Allegations Against Putin

    The story of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the last few years has been one of his steady descent from a leader welcomed and even feted around the world to one who has had allegations of murder and corruption levied at him. Last month, a British public inquiry concluded Putin probably signed off on the 2006 murder of a former Russian spy...

    GOP Lawmakers Seek to End Purchase of Russian Rocket Engines
    Jan27

    GOP Lawmakers Seek to End Purchase of Russian Rocket Engines

    American tax dollars should not subsidize the purchase of Russian rocket engines because the sales help enrich the friends of President Vladimir Putin, say two senior Republican lawmakers who aim to reverse the current practice. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., are introducing legislation Wednesday to...

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