Category Archives: Current Events

Wanted by Police for Visiting a Library

No, this isn’t Fahrenheit 451. This is modern-day Russia. Police are looking for visitors – as far as 18 years ago – of a Ukrainian library in Moscow. This comes in a crackdown of supposed anti-Russian sentiment, with Ukrainian sympathy being … Continue reading

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Volodymyr Hroisman – Ukraine’s New Prime Minister

As an update to the news earlier this week here, the Ukrainian Parliament has approved the appointment of Volodymyr Hroisman (also spelled Groysman) as the new Prime Minister of Ukraine. He is the 16th Prime Minister since it’s establishment in 1990. He … Continue reading

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Immortality in the Computer? One Russian Thinks So

Humans want to conquer death. We always have. From something that science-fiction authors would have only dreamed of five years ago: one Russian millionaire, Dmitry Itskov, wants to put his brain in a computer, making him immortal and free from … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Russia to Withdraw Troops from Syria

President Vladimir Putin announced today that Russia will start withdrawing their troops and military from Syria. He believes, with his advisors that their objectives (namely, stabilizing Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government against both ISIS and opposition forces) have been “generally … Continue reading

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Latvia to Build Wall Along Russian Border

As tensions continue to heighten, Latvia has taken the step of beginning construction of a barbed-wire wall along their eastern border. This wall, which has so far cost 2 million euros, is part of the nation’s continuous plan to strengthen … Continue reading

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The Nemstov Murder: One Year Later

Late last week marked the first anniversary of the murder of Boris Nemstov. The 55-year old politician, who was a vocal opponent and co-chairman of the liberal People’s Freedom Party in Russia, was assassinated on February 27, 2015, shot several … Continue reading

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Latvia in the Ukrainian Crisis

As opposed to weapons and military, some countries are providing humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian government in their civil war against pro-Russian separatists. This includes Latvia. From Ukraine Today: The country’s ambassador was on-hand to deliver supplies to volunteers Latvian … Continue reading

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