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Not to Reason Why: A New Crimean ‘War’?

The Russian-speaking population of the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine is upset by the popular movement in the West of the country that has overthrown President Viktor Yanukovych and is said to be forming militias.

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 READ MORE


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Another Chechnya Rights Activist Slain

In Chechnya, a renowned human rights activist and outspoken critic of the abuses committed during the Chechen wars was kidnapped and killed Wednesday. Natalya Estemirova’s death has sparked international outrage and marks the second such slaying of a Russian rights activist this year.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009 READ MORE


Abramoff Ties to Russians Probed

The federal government is examining lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s dealings with Russian energy executives, reports the Boston Globe. This is a scandal that could involve billions (not millions) of dollars.

Posted on Feb 23, 2006 READ MORE


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