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16 September 2014


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March 7, 2014
7 Ways Not to Protest the Occupation of Crimea
7 Ways Not to Protest the Occupation of Crimea

Russia’s occupation cum annexation of Crimea is a tragedy no matter how you slice the salami tactics. One just wants to protest, boycott, DO something. But what? Well, like President Obama and the EU, we’re coming up a bit short on the list of feasible and effective sanctions. But here are a few things we recommend NOT doing.

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    Tags: Ukraine, Crimea
    Rating: 5.0 stars
    March 2, 2014
    Kremlin Words Versus Deeds, A Gaping Chasm?
    Kremlin Words Versus Deeds, A Gaping Chasm?

    Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of the sovereign nation of Ukraine, is wrong. It is wrong under international law, it is in violation of several treaties Russia has with Ukraine and the West, and it is even wrong according to Russia's own foreign policy "principles." So why did it happen?

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    Tags: Ukraine, Putin, Crimea, Russia, foreign policy
    Rating: 4.8 stars
    February 24, 2014
    No More Olympics… What Now?
    No More Olympics… What Now?

    The Sochi Olympic Games are now officially over. Suffering withdrawals? Here are five ideas for how to fill up all your viewing time.

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    Rating: Zero stars
    February 20, 2014
    Russian Genealogy
    Russian Genealogy

    A comprehensive listing of resources, online and off, for researching your Russian roots, courtesy of Ginny Audet.

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    Tags: genealogy, research
    Rating: Zero stars
    February 17, 2014
    The Puck Stops Here
    The Puck Stops Here

    There is nothing like a good old Russian ochered (line) to get close to the narod (people) and get some inside info. Standing in line, Russians tend to show solidarity, to open up and loosen their tongues. The perfect environment for a journalist... 

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    Tags: Sochi, Olympics
    Rating: Zero stars