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3 hrs ago | St.Petersburg Times

Low Turnout on Election Day Displays Voter Apathy

Mass apathy and a scarcity of serious challengers to state-preferred candidates were the recurrent themes of Russia's nationwide voting day on Sunday, which pundits said attested to the Kremlin's tightening grip on all levels of the Russian electoral system. Voters in 84 of the country's 85 federal subjects were summoned to some 64,000 polling stations to elect 30 regional governors, 14 regional and 21 municipal legislatures, as well as other forms of regional authority.


5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

A Necessary Asian Defense Boost

Remember Kim Jong Un? North Korea's dictator is overshadowed these days by Vladimir Putin and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but not because he has mellowed. This month he test-fired short-range missiles for nearly the 20th time since January, while the International Atomic Energy Agency revealed evidence of new operations at the Yongbyon plutonium-processing facility.


10 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Crimean critics call foul as region votes in first Russian election

Six months after Russia annexed Crimea, residents of the Black Sea peninsula cast their first votes in a Russian election - an election many of them are calling unfair and undemocratic. Campaigning before Sunday's local and regional elections was characterized by favoritism towards the ruling party loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin and repression of its opponents, according to residents in Crimea who spoke to Reuters by telephone.


10 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

Ukraine's defense minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin . Valery Heletey told a news conference he had discussed weapons deliveries in bilateral meetings with NATO defense ministers during a NATO summit in Wales on Sept.


Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News

12 hrs ago | Bracknell News

WW2 arctic hero dedicates long-awaited medal to friend

FORMER able seaman Ron Miller marched proudly into the Russian Embassy on Thursday last week to pick up a medal in commemoration of his years delivering supplies to the Soviets as part of the famous Arctic Convoys. It was another memorable day for the Second World War veteran, who now has a variety of medals on his blazer.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, World News, Russia, Asia,

16 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

Kyiv Accuses Rebels Of Jeopardizing Cease-Fire

Kyiv has accused pro-Russian separatists of jeopardizing Ukraine's fragile peace process by intensifying attacks on government troops, despite a nine-day old cease-fire. National Security and Defense Council spokesman Volodymyr Polyovy made the accusations on September 14, a day after Ukraine's military said it repelled a separatist attack on Donetsk airport.


20 hrs ago | RecordNET

Will: Putin's brashness trumps NATO's 'palsied will'

Speaking on Aug. 29 - at a fundraiser, of course - Barack Obama applied to a platitude the varnish of smartphone sociology, producing this intellectual sunburst: “The truth of the matter is, is that the world has always been messy. In part, we're just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through.” So, if 14th-century Europeans had had Facebook and Twitter, they would have noticed how really disagreeable the Hundred Years' War was.


Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Naval War College, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Russians may give their President Vladimir Putin soaring approval...

Russians may give their President Vladimir Putin soaring approval ratings, but more than half of the country's inhabitants take no interest in politics or even dislike it, a recent poll indicates. About 30 percent of respondents said they were indifferent to Russian politics and did not care about the country's political affairs, while another 23 percent said they did not like politics and did not want to be bothered with it, the independent Levada Center pollster said in a survey released Thursday.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia

This Is Somerset

Minister: 'We will defend Ukrainian allies'

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon spoke robustly about the importance of Nato nations working together to show Russia they would all be prepared to defend Ukraine against any threats from the east. The minister was visiting troops stationed on Salisbury Plain PICTURE: Richard Watt Defence Secretary Michael Fallon told Vladimir Putin that the British Army is "ready to defend our interests on Nato's eastern flank" and Britain was "not prepared to accept the kind of aggression he showed in Ukraine".



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Stars and Stripes

US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia's ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia's energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country's current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth.


Related Topix: World News, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas

Russia Taday

SCO leaders support Putin's peace plan for Ukraine

Heads of the SCO member states during the signing of joint agreements following the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit at Navruz Palace, Dushanbe. Heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization say that the crisis in Ukraine is spilling beyond the borders of the country and needs immediate action, while stressing that the only solution to the conflict lies in dialogue and consensus.


Related Topix: World News, Tajikistan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Asia

The New Zealand Herald

Leaders talk peace, some Ukrainians contemplate guerrilla war

Their leaders back in Kiev may be offering peace. But here on the front lines, the battle-scarred patriots staring down pro-Russian rebels talk of giving Russian President Vladimir Putin just the opposite - a Ukrainian version of Chechnya's guerrilla war.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Russia,

Fri Sep 12, 2014

West Australian

US stocks drop on Russia sanctions, Fed speculation

US stocks dropped Friday as the West slapped new sanctions on Russia and traders saw a higher chance the Federal Reserve next week will accelerate its timeline to raise interest rates. The broad-based S&P 500 fell 11.91 to 1,985.54, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index lost 24.21 at 4,567.60.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas

Anchorage Daily News

Putin's territories: From Crimea to Chukotka

On an overcast day in August, Russian President Vladimir Putin put aside his phone calls to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in order to speak with graduate students and teachers attending the 10th All-Russian Youth Forum at Lake Seliger near Tver, a city north of Moscow. Pro-Kremlin youth at the camp asked Putin about topics ranging from Ukraine to teachers' wages.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Europe, Germany

Business Journal

Ed Goldman: Putin has an American PR firm -- but who could tell?

Columnist Ed Goldman is startled to learn that the president of Russia has a PR adviser, let alone an American firm. And just how bad would he be without advice? For the past few years, and reportedly for "tens of millions of dollars," the 80-year-old United States marketing firm Ketchum Inc. has been Russian President Vladimir Putin 's public-relations adviser, according to a brief article in the New York Times the other day.


Related Topix: Public Relations, Prison, Marketing

The Baltimore Sun

Putin looks to Asia as EU announces new sanctions

President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for new efforts to boost cooperation with China and former Soviet republics in Central Asia after the European Union announced new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis . "I believe it is necessary to further improve the efficiency of our interaction to meet the challenges of the time," Putin said at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc, in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.


Greenwich Citizen

EU sanctions hit Russian oil majors, lawmakers

New European Union sanctions curbing access to western financial markets for some of Russia's largest firms are targeting banks, arms manufacturers, the country's leading oil company, Rosneft, as well as the crude subsidiary of its state-owned energy giant Gazprom. The measures published in the 28-nation bloc's official journal came as a beefed-up response to what the West sees as Russia's destabilizing actions in Ukraine.


Thu Sep 11, 2014


Adam Michnik: "Maidan" of black hundred threatens Putin

Vladimir Putin relies on his people and the hardened psychology of Russian society that regards the collapse of the USSR as a defeat. 'He let the genie out of the bottle.


St.Petersburg Times

A little more than two hours after the first passenger airliner flew...

'Russia knows well what terrorism is, so we understand and hear very well what the American people feel today," Putin said in a televised statement on the day of the attacks. Photo: U.S. Army / Flickr A little more than two hours after the first passenger airliner flew into the World Trade Center towers in New York City 13 years ago, President Vladimir Putin called his U.S. counterpart George W. Bush to offer his and Russia's complete and unconditional support on one of the most tragic days in U.S. history.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, George Bush, World News, Russia, Asia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)