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As Ukraine Crisis Escalates, Obama Ups the Pressure on Putin

As Ukraine Crisis Escalates, Obama Ups the Pressure on Putin
Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their actions supporting rebels "have consequences."
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Putin Signals Detente in Meeting with Ukraine's President-Elect

Putin Signals Detente in Meeting with Ukraine's President-Elect
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine President-Elect Petro Poroshenko met briefly Friday for what could be the beginnings of a tense truce between the two nations. Putin went so far as to praise Poroshenko for his commitment to peace in eastern Ukraine.
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Pro-Russian East Ukraine Votes on Autonomy Despite – Oddly – Putin's Admonishment

Pro-Russian East Ukraine Votes on Autonomy Despite – Oddly – Putin's Admonishment
The pro-Russia insurgency in eastern Ukraine decided Thursday to go ahead with Sunday's referendum on autonomy despite a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to delay it. Polls show the split between the east and west of the country further increasing.
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Real Story from the Year 2014: Flyers Call on Ukrainian Jews to 'Register'

Real Story from the Year 2014: Flyers Call on Ukrainian Jews to 'Register'
Flyers distributed in the Ukrainian City of Donetsk require Jews to bring a $50 fee to cover the placement of a "religious nationality" mark in passports, and to register their property and possessions with local authorities. Jews who failed to comply would face deportation. This is not a a WWII history lesson, but an actual news story.
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PR Firm Spins a Rose-Colored Russia

PR Firm Spins a Rose-Colored Russia
PR firm Ketchum has been shilling for the Russian government for years, placing fluff pieces in numerous outlets including CNBC and The Huffington Post.
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Buchanan: Putin Trying to Re-Capture Russia From 'Atheistic and Pagan' Ideology

Buchanan: Putin Trying to Re-Capture Russia From 'Atheistic and Pagan' Ideology
In his syndicated column on Tuesday, conservative activist Pat Buchanan defends Russian president Vladimir Putin’s persecution of gay people and political prosecution of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, saying that Putin is just “trying to re-establish the Orthodox Church as the moral compass of the nation it had been for 1,000 years before Russia fell captive to the atheistic and pagan ideology of Marxism.”
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