Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Ukrainian students have released an emotional video calling on their Russian counterparts not to believe what Russia's state-controlled media are saying about their country.

Video Ukrainian Students Call On Russian Counterparts To End 'Information War'

Ukrainian students have released an emotional video calling on their Russian counterparts not to believe what Russia's state-controlled media are saying about their country. More

The leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Aleksandr Zakharchenko (center), walks in downtown Donetsk with other separatist rebels.

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Well-known separatist commander Givi is shown physically abusing and tormenting captives who were apparently taken during the recent siege at the Donetsk airport.

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Aleksandr Litvinenko in London in September 2004, two years before his death

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The widow and son of Aleksandr Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned in 2006, believe the public inquiry that started in London will solve his killing and bring them a sense of closure. More

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka

Lukashenka Drifts Toward Brussels

As relations between Minsk and Moscow are strained by Russia’s policies in Ukraine, is President Alyaksandr Lukashenka looking to bolster ties with the European Union? More


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