Analyst: “We remain neutral on METINV Eurobonds.”


To understand current events in Ukraine-Russia relations, one has to consider that there is a bill in the Russian Duma – offered by MP Konstantin Zatulin [pictured] – that would effectively legalize – at least from the Russian viewpoint – not just meddling but almost complete control of Ukraine.


Vladimir Putin has now served longer as head of the Kremlin power structure than anyone else, even outlasting the Brezhnev regime – that seemed much longer than it really was. However, Putin and Co. is busy trying to find some way to make it appear that things are happening – while avoiding any real changes.



Analyst: “…despite Putin's desire to pull out of Ukraine, there is little he can do without seriously damaging his own fortunes, and there is little impetus on any side for a major change from the status quo.”


“…if the history of the Soviet Union was a Shakespearean tragedy of world importance, then the history of the Putin empire is a vulgar and disgusting provincial farce,” Piontkovsky says.


“By moving the Championships to allow the seven countries at the heart of weightlifting’s well-documented doping problem the chance to compete, there is no deterrent.”


Photo: The IWF Executive Board 


On the LSE, Ukraine’s most widely held industrial iron ore miner and pellet maker Ferrexpo (FXPO LN) slid 0.7%.

Cuban: “'s interesting because I think there are a lot of assets that have values based on just supply and demand. You know, most stocks, they don't have any intrinsic value, no true ownership rights, no voting rights, you just have the ability to buy and sell those stocks. They're like baseball cards and I think Bitcoin is the same thing...”



Monday, October 9, 2017, 700pm, Columbia University,

Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th floor International Affairs Building

420 W 118th St, New York City

Free and open to the public


Poland's Monumental Battle 2017/10/7 17:06:01

Photo: Inside the Cemetery of Soviet soldiers in Bielsko-Biala. Monuments like this, in cemeteries or over burial grounds, are also protected, but the definition of what constitutes a burial ground is open to some interpretation.



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