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    Brexit Raises Fear of Aggressive Russia in Baltics
    Jun08

    Brexit Raises Fear of Aggressive Russia in Baltics

    Political analysts say a vote in favor of Britain leaving the European Union would raise concerns among the former Soviet states in the Baltics and eastern Europe that are now EU members and neighbor a resurgent Russia. If British voters decide in a June 23 referendum to leave the EU, a so-called “Brexit,” former Soviet states...

    Russian Orthodox Patriarch: USSR Preserved Christian Morality
    Jun08

    Russian Orthodox Patriarch: USSR Preserved Christian Morality

    The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, recently said that the Soviet Union preserved Russia’s Christian morality – a claim that raised more than a few eyebrows. Omitting any mention of the Soviet government’s mass persecution of religious institutions, Kirill’s words appeared to some as an attempt to...

    Russian Anti-IS Brochure Casts US as Villain
    Jun08

    Russian Anti-IS Brochure Casts US as Villain

    A tree covered with the bloody dead bodies of more than a hundred villagers — women, children and elders. A dying young boy telling the story about merciless forces of darkness that came at night to slaughter the innocent. The remorseless rage of the inhumane warlord who ordered the genocidal act. Fans of the 2006 Hollywood blockbuster...

    More US Pushback Needed Against Russian Aggression
    Jun08

    More US Pushback Needed Against Russian Aggression

    U.S. lawmakers have expressed concern that the Obama administration may not be engaged enough in countering what they view as Russia’s bad behavior in Ukraine and Georgia. “I worry that the message that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin must be taking from our response is that his limit-testing aggression and opportunism is the right...

    Russia-Israel Ties Grow With Kremlin’s Influence in Region
    Jun08

    Russia-Israel Ties Grow With Kremlin’s Influence in Region

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s second meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin in less than two months Tuesday underscores increasingly closer relations between the U.S. ally and Russia as Moscow’s influence grows in the Middle East. Russia’s military campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar...

    Poland Leads NATO Military Exercises
    Jun07

    Poland Leads NATO Military Exercises

    Poland and more than 20 NATO member states begin a large-scale military training exercise Tuesday as part of efforts to reassure central and eastern European countries concerned by Russia’s actions in nearby Ukraine. The Kremlin formally denounced the exercises early Tuesday, saying they do not contribute to an atmosphere of trust and...

    Poland, NATO Members Hold Large-scale Military Exercises
    Jun06

    Poland, NATO Members Hold Large-scale Military Exercises

    Poland and more than 20 NATO member states are launching a large-scale military training exercise as part of efforts to assure central and eastern European countries concerned by Russia’s actions in nearby Ukraine. The Poland-led, 10-day, Anakonda-16 exercises will involve 31,000 troops, 3,000 vehicles, 105 aircraft and 12 Navy ships....

    Ukraine Arrests Frenchman for Plotting Attacks on Euro 2016
    Jun06

    Ukraine Arrests Frenchman for Plotting Attacks on Euro 2016

    Ukraine’s intelligence agency SBU said on Monday it has thwarted a plot to attack soccer’s European Championships in France by arresting a Frenchman who wanted to cross from Ukraine into the European Union armed to the teeth. ”The Ukrainian Security Service has managed to foil a series of 15 terrorist attacks which were planned...

    Vladimir Putin the Book: 15 Years in 3 Volumes
    Jun06

    Vladimir Putin the Book: 15 Years in 3 Volumes

    Referencing the Russian President has never been easier. Vladimir Putin’s entire oeuvre of speeches and addresses over a 15-year career has been collected in a new three-volume book that premiered at a Moscow book fair over the weekend. The book, titled Direct Speech, and issued by the publishing house Zvonnitsa, claimed to be a “portrait...

    MH17 Investigation at ‘Advanced Stage,’ Results Due in Months
    Jun06

    MH17 Investigation at ‘Advanced Stage,’ Results Due in Months

    Dutch prosecutors say an international joint investigation into the downing of Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine is “at a very advanced stage” and the results will be available within months. This part of the investigation concerns the weapon used and “the exact launch site of the weapon” to bring down the Malaysia Airlines...

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