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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.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Europe, Belarus, Travel, Asia Travel, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Travel

Tue Aug 05, 2014


Leaving Wawel

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.


Related Topix: Russia, World News

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Free Republic

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.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Transportation, Airlines, Singapore Airlines, World News, Russia, Europe, Ukraine

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Warsaw Voice

Putina s War

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Mikheil Saakashvili, World News, Asia, Georgia, Europe, Poland, Lech Kaczynski, Russia

Wed Jul 30, 2014


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.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, World News, Russia, Ukraine

Fri Jul 25, 2014

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.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Europe, World News, Poland, Russia

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Telegraph

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.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, India, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Foreign Policy

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 .


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Poland, Russia, Asia, Lech Kaczynski, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Georgia