Thursday, October 30, 2014


News and Features from Eastern Europe

In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety

In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security?
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Kyrgyz To Need Passports To Enter Russia

Kyrgyzstan's State Registration Ministry says that as of January 1, 2015, Kyrgyz citizens will no longer be able to enter the Russian Federation using their national identification documents.
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Russia: EU Must Make Kyiv Pay For Gas

Russia says its dispute with Ukraine over natural-gas supplies will not be resolved unless the European Union guarantees cash-strapped Kyiv pays up front for gas it wants from Russia this winter.
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U.S. Urges Russia To Free Savchenko

Washington has called on Russia to immediately release Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot who was captured in eastern Ukraine and later handed over to Russia, where she is charged with killing two Russian journalists.
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Profits Crash Dramatically For Russia's Rosneft After Sanctions

Russian state-controlled energy giant Rosneft says its profits during the third quarter of 2014 crashed dramatically after Western sanctions were imposed over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis.
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Russia Airline Plans Yerevan-Crimea Flights

The Grozny Air civil aviation company, based in the Russia's Chechnya region, is pressing ahead with plans to launch regular flights from Yerevan to Crimea, despite protests from Kyiv.
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Rosneft Threatens Lawsuit Over 'Sanctions'

Russia's largest oil company, Rosneft, is threatening to sue the Russian daily "Kommersant" for a report alleging Rosneft sent President Vladimir Putin proposals for countersanctions against Western companies and individuals.
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Ukraine, Russia In Extended Gas Talks

Russia and Ukraine are continuing EU-brokered talks in Brussels over their natural gas dispute.
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Kyiv, U.S. Slam Moscow On Rebel 'Votes'

Ukraine on October 28 condemned as “destructive and provocative” Russia’s support for elections organized by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, while the United States said a vote by separatists in eastern Ukraine would be unlawful.
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Russia's Gazprom Neft Challenges EU Sanctions In EU Court

Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia's state-controlled natural gas monopoly Gazprom, said on October 28 that it has challenged European Union sanctions against the firm in the EU's Court of Justice.
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