Monthly Archives: November 2019

Patriarch Kirill to cease liturgical commemoration of Patriarch of Alexandria – Moscow Patriarchate spokesman

Patriarch Kirill to cease liturgical commemoration of Patriarch of Alexandria – Moscow Patriarchate spokesman The recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) by Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa makes it impossible for Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to commemorate his name during services, the Moscow Patriarchate said. “The Russian Orthodox Church is

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Why Kyiv’s Confrontation with Moscow in Eastern Ukraine Will Continue without an EU Policy Change

Andreas Umland is Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, Principal Researcher with the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv, as well as General Editor of the ibidem-Verlag book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” and “Ukrainian Voices” distributed by Columbia University Press. When it became clear, in spring 2019, that Ukraine’s leadership was undergoing

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Putin: Russia will become a global leader in artificial intelligence

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia could and should become one of the global leaders in the field of artificial intelligence. During his speech at the Artificial Intelligence Journey conference in Moscow, he noted the potential of Russian education in the fields of mathematics, physics, and other exact sciences. Putin stressed that the success in the field of artificial

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The crashed Sheremetyevo Sukhoi SSJ100: were 41 people gassed to death?

Most of the 41 passengers who perished in the Russian Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ100) which crashed on landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport in May earlier this year, died as a result of fire heat and poisoning by fire by-products, a controversial report alleges. The revelations have come in an exclusive interview in the major Russian newspaper Kommersant Daily, given by the

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Deputy Marshal of Polish Parliament: Poland will not extradite detained Donbas war veteran to Russia

Deputy Marshal of the Polish Sejm (Parliament) Małgorzata Gosiewska said that Poland will not extradite Ihor Mazur to the Russian Federation. Under the standard procedure, on November 12, Interpol’s arrest warrant will be considered in the independent court. “The detention of Ihor Mazur at the Polish border is only a technical execution of international agreements and obligations by Poland. A

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After accusing his senior officers of dealing drugs, this veteran Russian cop was fired and charged with two felonies

A year ago, a police officer in Russia’s Republic of Khakassia accused his supervisors of dealing drugs. After complaining to the higher-ups, he was fired. Thirty-six-year-old Yuri Zaitsev grew up in a cop family and wore the badge himself for more than 15 years. Throughout this time, he served in counter-narcotics units, first in the Federal Drug Control Service and

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Passengers of Ukrainian plane escape disaster in Sharm el-Sheikh

Workers at Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh airport on Saturday rescued passengers of a Ukrainian plane when a tire caught on fire after landing on the runway. The Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister thanked crews at the Sharm el-Sheikh Airport for their professionalism in dealing with the fire on the Ukrainian plane, coming from Zaporizhzhia city, which could have turned into a “disaster.”

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Zelensky speaks ‘candidly’ about his party, Donbas while driving Tesla

By Denys Krasnikov. Published Nov. 8 at 8:40 pm Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky talks on camera while driving his Tesla in Kyiv in a video posted on Nov. 7, 2019. In the video, the president talks about his views on politics and decisions he makes as a president of Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has continued his tradition of talking to the

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