Monday Jul 21
Russia's billionaires 'horrified' at threat of MH17 sanctions but are ...
Russia's richest businessmen are increasingly frantic that President Vladimir Putin's policies in Ukraine will lead to crippling sanctions and are too scared of reprisal to say so publicly, billionaires and analysts said.
The Washington Post
Russian Billionaires - in Horror' as Putin Risks Isolation
Russia's President Vladimir Putin, a 61-year-old former KGB colonel, is bolstered by a surge in his popularity since he annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine in March to a near record of 86 percent, according to Moscow's independent Levada Center.
Belarus is a Litmus Test for Values
Belarus is crucially important for the strategy of freedom, for defending freedom in Ukraine and for bringing freedom to the region.