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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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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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Desovietization vs Resovietizaton in the Former USSR

A contrast: On the one hand, as an ongoing effort to be more independent and have an identity, the Ukrainian government has renamed thousands of towns, streets, villages, and even sport clubs. This effort is to scrap the terms that … Continue reading

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Poll: 26% of Russians Afraid of Expressing Opinions

The next time I, or anyone, cites a poll from Russia, take the results with a grain of salt. A recent survey conducted by an independent polling company has found that over a quarter of Russians fear expressing their own … Continue reading

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2016 – The End of the Ukrainian Crisis?

An article recently came out from Christian Science Monitor, in which they theorize that the current Ukrainian crisis, a civil war in Eastern Ukraine between the government and pro-Russian rebels, may come to an end in 2016.  This war, which was … Continue reading

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Starting Today, No More Ukrainian Food

It’s one way to start the New Year. Today, January 1, Russia has put into law the ban of Ukrainian food, as a response to latter’s complicity in enforcing Western sanctions. In what seems to be an ever growing list … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping on Putin

On a fun note: President Obama and President Putin are at the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey. While the two were discussing topics such as Syria and Ukraine in private, cameras spotted what appears to be a man (hilariously) eavesdropping on … Continue reading

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