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  • Ukraine food needs increase
    Ukraine: food shortages take their toll
    My latest Huffington Post column was on the emergency food needs in the the war-torn Ukraine. Now comes further evidence of how hunger is escalating there.A new UN report features a survey of civilians in 27 towns in Luhansk and Donetsk, two of...
  • World War 3 pending: Russia boasts nuclear trains and 400 'in place' warheads
    World War 3 pending: Russia boasts nuclear trains and 400 'in place' warheads
    Current tensions along the Russia-Ukraine border, the economic sanctions being imposed upon the continent-spanning country, and the fall in value of the Russian ruble seem to be destabilizing Moscow rule, because why else boast about strategic...
  • In the wake of the Sony hack, Russia buddies up to North Korea
    In the wake of the Sony hack, Russia buddies up to North Korea
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Moscow in 2015, the Kremlin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Dec. 19, 2014. North Korea’s reclusive leader would be celebrating the anniversary of the...
  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin
    Putin defiant as Russia's economy teeters
    The old conventional wisdom was that Russia was on the march to reestablish the Soviet Empire. Under Vladimir Putin, a man with a great many issues, the Russians were gobbling up parts of the Ukraine. The Baltic States would be next, then Poland,...
  • China steps into U.S. currency war against Russia and offers Putin major support
    China steps into U.S. currency war against Russia and offers Putin major support
    Over the past month, attacks on both oil and the Rouble have created economic turmoil around the world, and especially in the economies of Russia and the European Union. And despite the fact that the United States has chosen Ukraine as ground zero...
  • U.S. & Russia:  On the eve of a possible Military Confrontation
    U.S. & Russia: On the eve of a possible Military Confrontation
    If history is indeed the window to the future, the new U.S. economic sanctions against Russia could result in a military confrontation. Seventy-four years ago, President Roosevelt implemented the Naval Intelligence's October 1940 memorandum,...
  • Ukrainian Turmoil Continues
    Ukrainian Turmoil Continues
    December 11, 2014 brought a truce back onto the table between Ukraine and the Rebel Separatists of Eastern Ukraine and up to the moment no one has died, but fighting continues. The rebels attacked some 26 positions in the last 30 hours. Using...
  • kitty
    Cat invades Russian airport, eats $1,000 worth of seafood, gets rewarded
    Anyone who's fortunate enough to live with a cat knows that ownership is a matter of perspective. From the outside, the relationship might seem to be a pretty standard owner-pet setup. However, kitty cat insiders know that the balance of power...
  • Putin On The Run
    Putin On The Run
    Russian President Vladimir Putin may have overstepped his bounds. In recent days the Russian ruble plunged some 20% leaving the Russian economy precariously close to collapse. In the recent weeks oil stocks and revenue are even lower. Sanctions...
  • The Put.
    Russian economy in trouble thanks to falling oil prices, US sanctions
    For those of you with a bit of a populist slant, the past week has seen a perfectly timed barrage of gifts. In the last half of the year (but December in particular), it seems as though several seemingly unconnected factors have combined into a...
  • WFP and Russia sign agreement to fight hunger
    Russia and WFP sign agreement to fight hunger
    Russia and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today signed an agreement on joint efforts to fight world hunger. WFP's director, Ertharin Cousin, was in Moscow today to sign the agreement with foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.Russia is one of WFP&...
  • 2015 EuropeToo Rusia tours take travlers on enchanting journies
    2015 EuropeToo Russia tours take travelers on enchanted journies (Video)
    If you’ve always dreamed about visiting Russia,EuropeToocan make your wish come true. The IsramWorld company is offering special seven-day guided tours from May 2015 through October 2015 that explore the area’s history, culture,...
  • Food aid brought to Ukraine's hospitals
    Downed bridge does not stop convoy for Ukraine's starving
    A United Nations convoy, traveling through the war zone of the Eastern Ukraine, was about to bring relief to starving and cold hospital patients.Food parcels from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) were on board. The charity International Relief...
  • WFP food vouchers in Ukraine
    Ukraine: an update on hunger relief mission
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says it only has about a third of the funds needed to provide aid in the Ukraine. Hunger has escalated as the war between the government and pro-Russian rebels has continued despite a ceasefire.WFP is deeply...
  • Russia Digest: ruble plummets, prostitutes and condom makers hike their prices
    Russia Digest: ruble plummets, prostitutes and condom makers hike their prices
    December of 2014 is proving to be a very interesting month for Russia-watchers. Western sanctions are taking their toll, devastating the country’s already weak economy. Russia’s Hamas-style activities in Ukraine carry an expensive...