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    Victims’ Relatives Expected Evidence of Russia’s Involvement in Malaysian Plane Crash
    Sep29

    Victims’ Relatives Expected Evidence of Russia’s Involvement in Malaysian Plane Crash

    Investigators say evidence shows the missile that downed a Malaysian aircraft on July 17, 2014 had been transferred from Russia to a rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine from where the plane was hit. All 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board the Boeing 777 were killed. Investigators say the Buk missile and the trailer from which it was...

    Relatives of MH17 Victims Respond to New Findings
    Sep28

    Relatives of MH17 Victims Respond to New Findings

    Relatives of people killed in Air Malaysia flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine in 2014, spoke to journalists after a private briefing in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, on the latest findings of an international criminal probe that blamed Russia. (RFE/RL) …read more Source: Voice of...

    Prosecutors to Announce Launch Location of Rocket that Downed MH17
    Sep28

    Prosecutors to Announce Launch Location of Rocket that Downed MH17

    International prosecutors investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in 2014 are set to release their findings Wednesday. An earlier investigation launched by the Dutch Safety Board came to the conclusion that the plane was brought down by a Russian-made Buk missile, though the Kremlin has denied this claim. In a move...

    Central Europe Sees Anti-Immigration Fervor, No Migrants
    Sep27

    Central Europe Sees Anti-Immigration Fervor, No Migrants

    Together, Hungary and the Czech Republic took in just around 1,000 asylum-seekers last year. Still, rallying cries against migration have dominated the debates ahead of upcoming ballots in the two Central European countries. Along with Poland and Slovakia, they have also become the most vocal critics of the EU’s plan to share refugees...

    NATO Warns West Is ‘Losing Information War’ Against Russia, IS
    Sep27

    NATO Warns West Is ‘Losing Information War’ Against Russia, IS

    The West must step up its efforts to combat and counter the information war being waged by its opponents, according to NATO commanders. They warn that countries like Russia are exploiting the freedom of the press in Western media to spread disinformation. The term “hybrid warfare” is frequently used to describe the tactics used by the...

    Ukraine Says Peace Process at Risk Without EU Sanctions
    Sep23

    Ukraine Says Peace Process at Risk Without EU Sanctions

    Loosening the European Union’s economic sanctions on Russia would wreck the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, because the measures are the West’s only leverage over Moscow, Kyiv’s deputy foreign minister said on Friday. Next month, EU leaders are set to discuss the sanctions on Russia’s energy, financial and defense sectors,...

    US Growing More Wary of Russia’s Syria Strategy
    Sep22

    US Growing More Wary of Russia’s Syria Strategy

    Russia’s ability to leverage its intervention in Syria into any sort of ongoing advantage on the world stage may be starting to wane with the current cease-fire deal still in shambles. Cracks in Moscow’s strategy, some U.S. officials suggested, began showing Wednesday during a high-level meeting of the United Nations Security Council,...

    Pro-Putin Party Wins Duma Elections Decisively Despite Low Turnout
    Sep20

    Pro-Putin Party Wins Duma Elections Decisively Despite Low Turnout

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party pulled off a landslide victory in Sunday’s elections for seats in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament. Putin’s party won 54 percent of the vote with a historically low voter turnout — just 48 percent. The victory gives United Russia an additional 105...

    Putin’s Party Expected to Retain Power in Sunday’s Parliamentary Elections
    Sep18

    Putin’s Party Expected to Retain Power in Sunday’s Parliamentary Elections

    The ruling United Russia party is expected to retain its absolute majority and perhaps increase its dominance in Russia’s lower house, State Duma, in the parliamentary election Sunday. United Russia, led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a loyalist of President Vladimir Putting, has 238 of 450 Duma seats and dominates the more than 80...

    Russia Promises Competitive Elections Within Its ‘Managed Democracy’
    Sep18

    Russia Promises Competitive Elections Within Its ‘Managed Democracy’

    Russian lawmakers under President Vladimir Putin have proven themselves nothing if not efficient. This last session alone, the lower legislative chamber, the Duma, and the upper chamber, the Federation Council, passed nearly 2,000 laws, including a record 160 pieces of legislation by the upper house in one day last June. Despite the presence of...

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