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    Russia Marks WW II Victory With Huge Military Parade
    May09

    Russia Marks WW II Victory With Huge Military Parade

    Russia staged a massive military parade Saturday in Moscow’s Red Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day — the day in 1945 when Nazi troops laid down their arms, ending World War II. Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Russia’s main World War II allies — the United States, Britain and France...

    Political Strains Drive Wedge Between Turkey, Russia
    May08

    Political Strains Drive Wedge Between Turkey, Russia

    A few months ago, bilateral relations between Turkey and Russia were on the upswing, buoyed by a close bond between their two presidents. Now, there is speculation that a serious rift is developing between the two countries, although powerful economic ties remain a unifying force. Fueling the speculation was President Vladimir Putin’s...

    Challenges Await Ukraine Anti-Corruption Agency
    May08

    Challenges Await Ukraine Anti-Corruption Agency

    An agency established to fight corruption in Ukraine faces challenges, both within Ukraine’s government and from the country’s wealthy oligarchs. The National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption is empowered to probe alleged misconduct by national and local officials. Its structure was forged last October with the passage of key...

    Poland Marks 70th Anniversary of End of WWII
    May07

    Poland Marks 70th Anniversary of End of WWII

    Poland’s president led international commemorations on Thursday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a gathering meant as an alternative celebration to Moscow’s Red Square parade two days later. President Bronislaw Komorowski organized the ceremonies in Gdansk in reaction to the deep divisions between the West and...

    Russians Remark on WWII ‘Victory Day’ Commemorations
    May07

    Russians Remark on WWII ‘Victory Day’ Commemorations

    Russia is preparing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II with various events culminating in a grand military parade on Saturday from Red Square through central Moscow. On a recent Saturday at Moscow’s centrally-located Victory Park, construction workers erected a temporary stage for speeches and...

    Parade Hiccup as Russia Prepares to Unveil ‘Masterpiece’ Tank
    May07

    Parade Hiccup as Russia Prepares to Unveil ‘Masterpiece’ Tank

    A new high tech battle tank hailed by Russia as a “masterpiece” appeared to break down on Red Square on Thursday during a rehearsal for the military parade at which it will make its long-awaited debut. The tank’s driver raised a small red flag to show he had problems but managed to drive on about 30 minutes later after an...

    V-Day in Russia Evokes National Pride at Difficult Time
    May07

    V-Day in Russia Evokes National Pride at Difficult Time

    If you call history student Nikolai Podchasov on his cell phone these days, you will hear the popular wartime tune “Katyusha” while waiting for an answer. “I just like the song,” explains the 22-year-old Podchasov, who got it for free by dialing 1945 as part of a promotion tied to the Victory Day holiday. Symbols of the Soviet triumph in World...

    In Ukraine, 5 Troops Killed as Cease-fire Teeters on Brink
    May06

    In Ukraine, 5 Troops Killed as Cease-fire Teeters on Brink

    Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday. Army spokesman Andriy Lysenko said four soldiers died when their armored vehicle hit a mine near the front line town of Avdiivka....

    Report: 38 Million Internally Displaced Worldwide
    May06

    Report: 38 Million Internally Displaced Worldwide

    More people than ever before have been forced to flee their homes because of violence and conflict according to a new report by the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. A record-breaking 38 million people worldwide were internally displaced in 2014, including 11 million who were newly displaced, the group said. It is the third...

    Russia’s Turn to the East More Economic than Ideological
    May06

    Russia’s Turn to the East More Economic than Ideological

    Western leaders are boycotting a massive military victory parade in Moscow this week that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine. But many Asian leaders, including China’s President Xi Jinping, will be attending – underscoring how Russia is looking East as tensions with the...

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