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EU Keeps Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine in Place »

The European Union recently announced that sanctions were being extended against Russia in connection with the ongoing Ukraine crisis. The EU first imposed sanctions after Russia annexed Crimea and

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CIS In the News: UN Confirms Urgent Winter Need in Ukraine »

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says up to 4 million people in Ukraine are facing a “desperate situation” as winter progresses in Ukraine. The country is in

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CIS In the News: Russia: No New Cold War »

Many pundits have suggested that Russia and the United States are headed for a new Cold War, but Russia’s deputy foreign minister dismisses the idea. According to Sergei Ryabkov, the current

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CIS In the News: ISIS Extremists Trouble the Caucasus »

A recent Deutsche Welle report highlighted the serious concerns that exist in Russia’s Caucasus region over recruiting by the radical Islamic militant group ISIS. While Russia is not the only

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This past fall, the public pro-life movement in Russia known as “For Life” launched a petition drive to completely ban abortion in Russia. According to and other media reports, this

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According to Russia’s Sputnik news service, the Rating Group conducted a poll last fall in Ukraine showing that the share of Ukrainian citizens nostalgic for the Soviet past is higher in the

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