Tuesday Aug 12
The Washington Post
Kazakhs to Hoard Food as Putin Sanctions Rattle Alliance
People travel by train from the Belarus city of Orsha to the Russian city of Smolensk with boxes of vegetables, milk and sausages, on August 9, 2014.
Visitors to Wawel Hill in KrakA3w descending back to the city. Wawel Hill is the heart and soul of Polish history and culture, seat of the Polish kings for hundreds of years from the 11th century, before the capital was moved to Warsaw.
Former Putin advisor: Russia shot down MH17
'Why was the Boeing from Amsterdam shot down' by Andrei Illarionov Note about the author: Illarionov is a former economic policy advisor to Vladimir Putin but presently is one of his harshest critics.
Putina s War
Was David Duchovny's Family from Ukraine or Russia?
There's been quite a fuss about a nationalistic, Russian beer commercial David Duchovny made not long ago - especially given that he recently discovered that his roots are actually in Ukraine.
Experts: MH17 Victims Could Have Remained Conscious During Fall
A firefighter and an armed man look at the remains and the corpses of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine, July 17, 2014.
The accidental writer who travelled far
In the Footsteps of Afanasii Nikitin: Travels through Eurasia and India in the Twenty First Century By Hari Vasudevan, Manohar, Rs 1,195 This book is a record of a mainly overland, 47-day expedition in 2006-7 from north Russia to present-day Karnataka of three vehicles and a motley complement of passengers including the author.
How the Polish Right Is Making Political Hay Out of MH17
"This Is How Putin Kills." That was the headline emblazoned Monday across the cover of the right-wing Polish magazine wSieci .