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    HBO Announces Five-part Miniseries on Chernobyl Accident
    Jul27

    HBO Announces Five-part Miniseries on Chernobyl Accident

    HBO says production will begin next year on a miniseries about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The five-part series will star Jared Harris as a Soviet scientist tapped by the Kremlin to investigate the accident. The series will dramatize the events of the 1986 Ukrainian nuclear catastrophe that resulted in widespread radioactive fallout. Thirty...

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 
    Jul27

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stripped former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship Wednesday, leaving him effectively stateless. Saakashvili became a citizen of Ukraine and was appointed governor of Odessa by Poroshenko on May 30, 2015. Ukraine’s State Migration Services posted a statement July 26...

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 
    Jul27

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stripped former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship Wednesday, leaving him effectively stateless. Saakashvili became a citizen of Ukraine and was appointed governor of Odessa by Poroshenko on May 30, 2015. Ukraine’s State Migration Services posted a statement July 26...

    EU Warns US it May Respond Swiftly to Counter New Sanctions on Russia
    Jul26

    EU Warns US it May Respond Swiftly to Counter New Sanctions on Russia

    The European Union warned on Wednesday that it was ready to act within days to counter proposed new U.S. sanctions on Russia, saying they would harm the bloc’s energy security. Sanctions legislation overwhelmingly approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday has angered EU officials: they see it as breaking transatlantic unity...

    Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions
    Jul26

    Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions

    With U.S. lawmakers expected to finalize new sanctions on Russia this week, former NATO Supreme Commander James Stavridis told VOA that would be a positive move, since he believes President Donald Trump’s administration has taken too weak a stance on Russia. In an interview Tuesday with VOA’s Jela De Franceschi, Stavridis, now dean of...

    Russian State Pollster Finds Growing Affection for Stalin
    Jul25

    Russian State Pollster Finds Growing Affection for Stalin

    Historians generally agree that Josef Stalin was a dictator who killed and terrorized millions of people through a repressive police state. However among Russians, there are signs that people are starting to see him more as an “effective manager” and a symbol of Soviet-Russian power. According to a poll by the state-backed VTsIOM...

    US Envoy: Russia Responsible for ‘Hot War’ in Ukraine
    Jul23

    US Envoy: Russia Responsible for ‘Hot War’ in Ukraine

    Russia is responsible for the “Hot War” in Eastern Ukraine, the newly appointed U.S. special envoy to Ukraine said Sunday. Kurt Volker, who was appointed by the State Department earlier this month to negotiate an end to more than three years of fighting that has killed 10,000 people, visited Ukraine on the eve of telephone talks...

    US Congressional Leaders Reach Accord on Russia Sanctions; Trump’s Reaction Unclear
    Jul23

    US Congressional Leaders Reach Accord on Russia Sanctions; Trump’s Reaction Unclear

    A bipartisan group of U.S. congressional leaders has reached agreement on new sanctions against Russia for its meddling in the 2016 presidential election and military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, along with economic penalties aimed at Iran and North Korea. The House of Representatives is set to vote Tuesday on the measure, which does not...

    Report: Germany Tells Russia Breach of Sanctions Strains Ties
    Jul23

    Report: Germany Tells Russia Breach of Sanctions Strains Ties

    Germany has warned Russia that breaches of sanctions including the relocation to Crimea of four gas turbines delivered to Russia by Siemens are straining political relations between the two countries, Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday. The newspaper quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying the German government had on several occasions brought...

    Former Top US Intel Officials Criticize Trump’s Stance on Russia
    Jul22

    Former Top US Intel Officials Criticize Trump’s Stance on Russia

    Two former top U.S. intelligence officials harshly criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for not standing up to Russia for meddling in the presidential election, one of them wondering aloud whether the president’s real aim is to make “Russia great again.” Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper and former CIA Director John...

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