Russian students protested corruption en masse in March. Now, the government has increasingly pressured them to back off ahead of new demonstrations scheduled for Monday. There's talk of banning youths from protests.

 

Nikita Khrushchev (left) with his granddaughter, Yulia Khrushcheva, in 1967

 

With a looming Brexit and US pressure to boost defense spending, the EU has created a fund to bolster defense cooperation in the bloc. EU officials said it marks a new chapter in bringing member states closer together.

 

Analyst: “Expect no changes in Western foreign policy towards Russia and sanctions to remain in place for at least another year, but probably longer.”

 

Photo: Artur Kurmakayev as he appeared on Russian TV in early 1990s

 

One of the pictures from Bellingcat's latest report on MH17. The investigative research network says it was taken from a Russian mechanic's online photo album and shows Buk-M1 missile launcher 332 from Russia’s 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade.

 

A select group of women parliamentarians from eastern Europe traveled to the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies May 22-23, to discuss the vital role women must play in national security and how that contribution can be increased. 

 

 

“So, everything I know is that we have said we're going to keep our sanctions strong and tough when it comes to the issue in Ukraine. I've said that publicly. We'll continue to say that.”

 

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin is reported to be on Montenegro's blacklist.

 

In August, after Russia succeeded in stifling his news operation, Shchetinin [Kirillova’s husband] was found dead of a gunshot wound in his apartment in Ukraine's capital, a gun beside him. Authorities said they were investigating the possibilities of both murder and suicide.

 

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