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    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy
    Mar03

    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy

    Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, is a low-key veteran diplomat who associates say is one of the most unlikely diplomats to wind up in the center of controversy. Kislyak, whose conversations with close associates of U.S. President Donald Trump have repeatedly embarrassed the new administration, is 66 years old,...

    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy
    Mar03

    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy

    Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, is a low-key veteran diplomat who associates say is one of the most unlikely diplomats to wind up in the center of controversy. Kislyak, whose conversations with close associates of U.S. President Donald Trump have repeatedly embarrassed the new administration, is 66 years old,...

    Ukraine’s Tax and Customs Chief Accused of Embezzling Millions
    Mar03

    Ukraine’s Tax and Customs Chief Accused of Embezzling Millions

    Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies plan to detain the head of the tax and customs service, Roman Nasirov, over the alleged embezzlement of around 2 billion hryvnias ($75 million), a senior prosecutor said Friday. Television footage showed an unconscious-looking Nasirov being stretchered into an ambulance and taken to Kyiv’s Feofania...

    France’s Disillusioned Farmers Turn to Le Pen
    Feb28

    France’s Disillusioned Farmers Turn to Le Pen

    France’s presidential contenders will this week make mandatory campaign stops at the annual Paris farm fair as polls show farmers increasingly tempted by the far-right’s Marine Le Pen when they even bother to vote at all. Though only a fraction of the population still works in the farm sector, voters remain attached to the...

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder
    Feb28

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder

    The second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder was marked Monday in Moscow. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft read a message on the bridge where Nemtsov was assassinated, just meters from the Kremlin. “We are here today to honor his memory, the values for which he stood, and to express our hope for the...

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder
    Feb28

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder

    The second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder was marked Monday in Moscow. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft read a message on the bridge where Nemtsov was assassinated, just meters from the Kremlin. “We are here today to honor his memory, the values for which he stood, and to express our hope for the...

    Russian Opposition Struggles 2 Years after Nemtsov Killing
    Feb27

    Russian Opposition Struggles 2 Years after Nemtsov Killing

    Two years after he was killed near the Kremlin, Boris Nemtsov can still attract crowds of supporters. But his death left in tatters Russia’s opposition movement, which is struggling with infighting and seems unable to rally behind one unifying figure. In the largest Russian opposition protest in months, thousands marched Sunday across...

    ‘Trumpomania’ Cools in Russia
    Feb27

    ‘Trumpomania’ Cools in Russia

    Once, there was effusive coverage on Russian state media. Once, Duma lawmakers offered champagne toasts and ovations to celebrate “our man in the White House.” And once, above all else, there was optimism: a sense among Russians that, after years of deeply contentious relations between the Kremlin and the Obama administration, a Donald Trump...

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’
    Feb25

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’

    “I wanted something that looked like a fairy tale,” says German-born Canadian filmmaker George Mendeluk, describing what compelled him to tackle one of the darkest chapters in Ukrainian-Russian relations. Opening with a picturesque scene of a Ukrainian village in the 1930s, the historical juxtaposition is stark: Bitter Harvest, a historical drama...

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’
    Feb25

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’

    “Bitter Harvest” is a historical drama that weaves a love story around the Holodomor — a devastating famine in Ukraine that killed millions in the 1930s when the country was part of the Soviet Union. The movie sheds light on a tragedy that Soviet authorities concealed and is still little known outside of Ukraine. Tatiana Vorozhko and Iryna...

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