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    Russia’s Drive to Replace Western Power Technology Hits Snag
    Apr17

    Russia’s Drive to Replace Western Power Technology Hits Snag

    Russia’s drive to build a large power-generating turbine to lessen its dependence on Western technology has suffered a major set-back after a prototype broke beyond repair, two sources familiar with the project told Reuters. In the past few years Russia has imported the large-capacity gas turbines required to run modern power stations from...

    Veteran Djukanovic Wins Montenegro Presidential Election
    Apr17

    Veteran Djukanovic Wins Montenegro Presidential Election

    Pro-European Union leader Milo Djukanovic has won Montenegro’s presidential election to extend his dominance over the country’s politics. The state election commission said on Monday a preliminary count showed he won 54.1 percent of Sunday’s vote with 97 percent counted and Mladen Bojanic won 33.2 percent on a 63.9 percent...

    Ukraine Rejects Russian Gas Offer
    Apr13

    Ukraine Rejects Russian Gas Offer

    Ukraine this week dismissed as unacceptable a natural gas transit proposal by Russian energy giant Gazprom. Kyiv’s move will further complicate efforts by Western European governments to persuade their Central European counterparts to withdraw objections to Nord Stream 2, a Kremlin-favored pipeline being built under the Baltic Sea to...

    Putin Seen Unlikely to Let US Strike in Syria Go Unanswered
    Apr12

    Putin Seen Unlikely to Let US Strike in Syria Go Unanswered

    Faced with the threat of a U.S. strike on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a dilemma: Allow U.S. missiles to hit Moscow’s ally without a response or risk a military clash with the United States. If driven into a corner by a U.S. attack, Putin is seen as unlikely to sit back. Inaction would threaten his hard-won gains in Syria,...

    US, Russia Edge Toward Showdown Over Syria
    Apr12

    US, Russia Edge Toward Showdown Over Syria

    When the U.S. fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield a year ago after a chemical weapons attack, the Pentagon gave Moscow advance warning to get its personnel out of harm’s way. Since then, U.S.-Russian relations have soured, and the two nuclear powers have raised the ante, getting dangerously close to a potential military clash in...

    New Thai Charges Filed Against Russian Sex Guru, Woman
    Apr11

    New Thai Charges Filed Against Russian Sex Guru, Woman

    Police in Thailand have filed new charges against a self-described Russian sex guru and a woman who claims to have evidence of Russian ties to President Donald Trump’s election campaign. The woman, Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, has attracted widespread attention for claiming to have recordings of Russian oligarch Oleg...

    Gazprom Says Gas Transit via Ukraine to Europe May Fall to 10-15 bcm per Year
    Apr10

    Gazprom Says Gas Transit via Ukraine to Europe May Fall to 10-15 bcm per Year

    Future Russian gas transit flows through Ukraine to Europe may be between 10 and 15 billion cubic metres per year, Alexei Miller, head of Russian gas giant Gazprom, said on Tuesday, which is a significant decline from current levels. Miller issued his comments after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the planned new Nord Stream 2 pipeline...

    Greek Town Ritually Burns Judas as Orthodox Celebrate Easter
    Apr09

    Greek Town Ritually Burns Judas as Orthodox Celebrate Easter

    As Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, a town on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula observed the holy day by burning an effigy of Judas at sea. The ritual burning of Judas is a custom also observed by Roman Catholics in parts of Latin America as a symbolic punishment for Judas’ betrayal of Christ for a...

    Workshop Teaches Ukrainian Art of Dyeing Easter Eggs
    Apr07

    Workshop Teaches Ukrainian Art of Dyeing Easter Eggs

    The Catholic Easter custom of hunting brightly colored eggs and chocolate bunnies may be over now, but in the Orthodox world, Easter comes one week later. And it brings with it, its own unique traditions. One of them is the centuries-old practice of drawing elaborate patterns on Easter eggs decorated and painted using hot wax. Mariia Prus and...

    US Raises the Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs
    Apr07

    US Raises the Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs

    The White House has announced sanctions against 38 Russian individuals and companies, saying it is standing up to ongoing “malign activity” by the Russian government against Western democracies in Crimea, Ukraine, Syria and around the world. Russia denies any wrongdoing. VOA Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington...

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