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  1. University mourns death of Alexander TsiovkhRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | University of Kansas

    The University of Kansas is mourning the death of Alexander Tsiovkh, director of Ukrainian studies and associate professor of practice in the KU Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies , who died Dec. 23. He was 63. "On behalf of the university community, I extend condolences to Alexander Tsiovkh's family, friends and colleagues. His scholarship and knowledge of Ukraine helped enlighten discussions on an area of the world that has been at the center of international attention," said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.


  2. Eastern Ukraine: Humanitarian Disaster Looms as Food Aid BlockedRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | Common Dreams

    Pro-Kyiv volunteer battalions are increasingly blocking humanitarian aid into eastern Ukraine in a move which will exacerbate a pending humanitarian crisis in the run up to Christmas and New Year, said Amnesty International. "As winter sets in, the already desperate situation in eastern Ukraine is being made even worse by the volunteer battalions preventing food aid and medicine from reaching those in need.


  3. What I Learned When Homophobic Thugs Tried to Stop My Film from ShowingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Gawker

    Before traveling to Kiev, Ukraine in late October to attend the Molodist International Film Festival with my documentary Mala Mala , which focuses on transgender cultures in Puerto Rico and their fight for civil rights, several close friends and family members pleaded with me not to go. "So, you have a death wish?" a friend asked me.


  4. Ruble crisis threatens Putin's hero-like statusRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 |

    Russia's president Vladimir Putin today enjoys approval ratings over 80 percent at home. That support, however, is more tenuous than it appears - much of it stems from locals feeling victimized by Western sanctions plus a general rallying around their leader.


  5. Books, carpets, and a master classRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | The Day

    THE BOOK OLEKSANDR SAIENKO'S SHEVCHENKIANA WAS LAUNCHED AS PART OF THE PROGRAM / Photo illustration from Nina SAIENKO's private archive At the invitation of the Embassy of Ukraine in France and with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, a delegation including Maryna Hrymych, member of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine, Doctor of History, professor of Kyiv-based Taras Shevchenko National University; Nina Saienko, Merited Worker of Art of Ukraine, member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine; Lesia Maidanets-Saienko, artist, Ph.D. in Art, associated professor at the Boichuk Institute of Decorative Art and Design; Anton Kushnir, writer, translator, journalist; Irena Karpa, writer and singer, arrived in Paris.


  6. Sanctions against Crimea don't know difference between chalk and cheeseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Pravda

    On December 19, the Official Journal of the European Union published a message about the introduction of new sanctions against the Crimea. European officials decided to ban investment in the Crimean economy, exports of Crimean goods there .


  7. A blissful opportunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Jerusalem Post

    'Back in the days when I considered becoming a singer, I decided to work as an usher at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. I wanted to listen to as much music as possible," recalls soprano Anastasia Klevan.


  8. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has congratulated the leader of the...Read the original story

    Dec 21, 2014 | The St. Petersburg Times

    Formed in the 1980s, the Night Wolves are frequently referred to as the Russian Hell's Angels. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has congratulated the leader of the Russian biker gang Night Wolves for having been targeted by the United States' latest round of sanctions against Russia.


  9. "Winter is coming." The words of doom from the hit TV series "Game of ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2014 | The St. Petersburg Times

    People in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions lack the basic necessities to get them through the cold season, said Pascal Cuttat, the head of the ICRC regional delegation in Moscow. Photo: Alexander Khudoteply / Diariocritico de Venezuela / Flickr "Winter is coming."


  10. Belarus blocks sites, closes stores to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2014 | Bangkok Post

    Belarus blocked online stores and news websites Sunday, in an apparent attempt to stop a run on banks and shops as people rushed to secure their savings. The Belarussian currency was dragged down by the slide of the Russian ruble last week, leading authorities to impose draconian measures, forbid price increases even for imported goods, and warn people against panic.


  11. Russian sailors leaving France without warshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | The Daily Republic

    Hundreds of Russian sailors pulled out of a French port Thursday, bearing perfumes for their loved ones but lacking the controversial bounty they came for: a 1-billion-euro, French-built warship that has become a hostage to the biggest East-West conflict since the Cold War. The Vladivostok helicopter carrier is part of a strange and divisive arms deal now on hold - and perhaps on the verge of collapse - because of the conflict in Ukraine.


  12. Chevron Withdraws From A Multi-Billion Dollar Project In UkraineRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2014 |

    US energy giant Chevron has informed Ukraine about its decision to pull out of a $10 billion shale gas exploration project. This comes as a big blow to the already war-torn economy of the country.


  13. Russian rouble in 'catastrophic decline'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Al Jazeera

    Russia has failed to halt the collapse of the rouble, leaving President Vladimir Putin facing a full-blown currency crisis that could weaken his grip on power. The embattled currency extended a week of catastrophic losses by dropping 4 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow on Wednesday.


  14. Get the whole truth on Ukraine pressRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Daily Herald

    It is commendable that your paper hosted visiting Ukrainian journalists but I can only wish that your writer would get her story straight. As eyewitness to events at Kiev's Maidan Square in February of this year, the popular protest did not fell the corrupt-but nevertheless-democratically elected President Yanukovych but an armed coup by fascist and neo-fascists of the extreme Right Sector .


  15. Eastern Ukraine: Facing growing hardship, sliding towards a disasterRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | Amnesty International

    A Ukrainian soldier stands guard as a woman walks by on her way to a polling station in a village near Lugansk, eastern Ukraine. A ANATOLII BOIKO/AFP/Getty Images It's not easy getting to Luhansk nowadays. 1 comment

  16. Wall Street Breakfast: Repsol To Buy Talisman Energy For $13BRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Seeking Alpha

    Economy Despite hiking interest rates to 17% from 10.5% in an emergency midnight move, Russia's central bank has still failed to halt the ruble's collapse. The currency fell more than 10% yesterday, its worst intraday drop against the dollar since the 1998 financial crisis.


  17. "Obstacles on the road to peace will collapse"Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | The Day

    Hans Martin Fleischer's main job is as a PR-manager for the municipality of Berlin. This year, he will spend all his annual leave, amounting to six weeks, travelling around Ukraine.


  18. Neuer: Bayern going into the great unknown with ShakhtarRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 |

    The two sides have never met but will battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the goalkeeper is sure his side will progress Bayern Munich will approach their Champions League round of 16 tie with Shakhtar Donetsk with caution, according to Manuel Neuer . Five-time winners Bayern will travel to Ukraine in February for the first leg of the tie, in what will be the first ever meeting between the two clubs.


  19. Winners and Losers from Europa League Round-of-32 DrawRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | BleacherReport

    The UEFA Europa League round-of-32 draw has taken place, and there are some stonking fixtures on offer. Post-Christmas viewing in this competition will not disappoint.


  20. Russia's top anti-drug cop claims to have identified the cause of the ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | The St. Petersburg Times

    Last winter's revolution in Ukraine largely happened in Kiev's Independence Square, known as the Maidan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Russia's top anti-drug cop claims to have identified the cause of the Ukrainian revolution - which, he said, was enacted by brainwashed methadone addicts.