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US ambassador: Ukraine may lose up to 3 percent of GDP because of the Nord Stream 2

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The construction of a new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea by Russia’s Gazprom will cause considerable damage to Ukraine, which may amount to 3 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch said. She said at the Oil &...

Financial Times: Belarus performs balancing act in move to strengthen EU ties

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Minsk wary of riling Moscow but hopes links with west will boost independence. Read more here. The post Financial Times: Belarus performs balancing act in move to strengthen EU ties appeared first on KyivPost.

New York Times: Russia’s favored outlet is an online news giant. YouTube helped

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SAN FRANCISCO — When the state-backed Russian news channel RT became the first news organization to surpass one billion views on YouTube in 2013, it marked the achievement with a retrospective of its most popular videos and a special guest — one of the Google-owned site’s senior executives. Read ...

The Economic Times: Russia offers defense technology to India without any strings attached

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Russia’s technology transfers to India in the defense sector have been without any strings attached and there is scope for further deepening the military ties, Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force Air Marshal S B Deo today said. His comments come at a time when leading defense manufacturers f...

Associated Press: Body of missing Russian Mission pilot recovered from Yukon

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Searchers have recovered the body of a southwest Alaska pilot whose airplane crashed last week. Alaska State Troopers say the body of say 31-year-old Kyle Stevens of Russian Mission was found October 20 in the Yukon River. Read more here.  The post Associated Press: Body of missing Russian Missio...

Associated Press: Orthodox believers protest movie about Russian czar’s affair

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About 20 Orthodox believers in Russia have sung prayers to protest the release of a movie about the last Russian czar’s affair with a ballerina. They gathered outside the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, where “Matilda” was shown October 23 to a selected audience ahead of its release this wee...

Reuters: Widow of Russian major killed in Syria battles for compensation

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Vitalina Bordova received a good morning text message from her husband Sergei, a Russian marine major deployed in Syria. Half an hour later, he was hit by mortar fire that killed him. Since he died on April 18, Bordova has been in dispute with the Russian military, trying to get the financial sup...

Associated Press: Russian National Guard officer kills four comrades, shot dead

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The Russian National Guard says one of its officers has shot and killed four other servicemen dead before being killed by guards. The agency said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that the incident happened October 23 in the Russian republic of Chechnya. Read more here.  The post As...

BBC: Russian radio presenter Felgengauer stabbed in neck

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One of Russia’s top radio presenters has had surgery after being stabbed in the neck by a man who broke into her newsroom at broadcaster Ekho Moskvy. Tatyana Felgengauer is in a medically-induced coma in a Moscow hospital but her life is not said to be in danger. Read more here.  The post B...

New York Post: John Podesta’s brother eyed in Russia probe

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The special counsel investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign manager, NBC reported on October 23. The probe into Podesta and his firm, the Podesta Group, grew out of Robert Mueller...

RFE/RL: Russia implicates Browder in Magnitsky ‘murder’ probe, citing widely mocked MI6 ‘expose’

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In April 2016, the head of Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee instructed his subordinates to examine the potential “complicity” of U.S.-born British businessman William Browder — once Russia’s largest portfolio investor — in the “murder” of h...

Ukrainian consul’s meeting with Hryb in jail recorded on video, his health poor

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The Ukrainian consul has visited Pavlo Hryb, a Ukrainian citizen illegally arrested and held in a pretrial detention center of Krasnodar, his health condition has not improved, a spokesman for the Consular Service Department of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Vasyl Kyrylych has said. “On Oc...

The Economic Times: HAL strongly bats for FGFA project with Russia

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State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) today strongly pitched for going ahead with the fifth-generation fighter jet project with Russia, though the Indian Air Force is understood to have reservations over it. HAL Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju said the multi-b...

Bloomberg: Russia’s billionaires spot an opening in Brexit London

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The past decade has been a testing time for the Russian tycoon’s love affair with London. The worst relations with the West since the Cold War, economic sanctions on Russia’s biggest companies and an oil-price rout that sank the rouble to record depths forced Russian companies and inv...

Bloomberg: Russia puts browder on Interpol wanted list, blocking travel

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Hermitage Capital Management founder William Browder said Russia put him on Interpol’s wanted list last week, its latest move to undermine the American-born fund manager’s global campaign against Russia over the death of his legal and tax adviser Sergei Magnitsky.  Browder, a British citizen sinc...

Journalist Felgengauer’s attacker says deed prompted by ‘telepathic harassment’

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The individual who attacked Tatyana Felgengauer, the Ekho Moskvy radio station’s deputy editor-in-chief, has failed to provide a rational explanation for his actions, providing confusing testimony. “[I was] compelled [to attack the journalist] because she harassed me for two months,&#...

The Guardian: Russian radio journalist stabbed in neck at her Moscow office

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A well-known Russian journalist is in hospital after being stabbed in the neck by an intruder at work. Tatyana Felgenhauer, the deputy editor of Ekho Moskvy radio station, was attacked on October 23 lunchtime at the station’s studios in central Moscow. Read more here.  The post The Guardian: Russ...

Doctors place injured journalist Felgengauer in induced coma

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MOSCOW – Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) radio station journalist Tatyana Felgengauer has been placed in a medically-induced coma and put on a ventilator after having been operated on following a knife attack, Ekho Moskvy Editor-in-Chief Alexei Venediktov told Interfax on Oct. 23. “The d...

Wall Street Journal: Latvia grapples with legacy of turbulent century

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The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution this week is sure to stir strong emotions across central and Eastern Europe, perhaps nowhere more than Latvia. Read more here. The post Wall Street Journal: Latvia grapples with legacy of turbulent century appeared first on KyivPost.

FSB says its agents wounded and detained Ukrainian citizen at Russia border

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A citizen of Ukraine exchanged fire with Russia's FSB agents as he was trying to illegally cross the Russian border, according to the FSB's press service.