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Is Russia a threat in Ukraine?

Why are we in a standoff with a country that is not a serious threat to us, but does have the capacity to incinerate a sizable portion of the planet?


Germany: sanctions and weapons deals, follow the money

In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.


Ukraine: Cracks appear in Kiev coalition

Troops of the government of President Victor Poroshenko push closer to Lubansk and Donetsk, and casualties rise in disaffected Eastern Ukraine.


Marching on Moscow

Why are the U.S., the EU, and NATO on the road to the Russian capital? And exactly what are they hoping to accomplish?


Exxon Mobil deal with Ukraine factors in Russia’s Crimea policy

The awarding of rights to develop a major natural gas find in the Black Sea may have strongly predisposed Russia to support the referendum which resulted in the reunion of Crimea with Russia.


WikiLeaks shows NATO’s role in Ukraine crisis

Is the Russian occupation of the Crimea a case of aggressive expansionism by Moscow or aimed at blocking a scheme by NATO to roll up to Russia's western border?


Skater Boitano comes out, will represent U.S. at Olympics

Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.


Russian Communists must stand against LGBTQ persecution

We have a saying: "An injury to one is an injury to all." Diminishing the rights of gays and lesbians diminishes rights for all Russians and creates an anti-democratic mood.


Russia adopts law against “gay propaganda”

"The government is using homophobia and xenophobia to justify its policies against an independent civil society."


Is the world of advertising swallowing Russia?

Moscow seems engulfed by the modern world of advertising; the signs, ads and billboards sometimes remind me of Times Square.

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