Monthly Archives: May 2020

Statement of the year. So far!

Mike Pompeo issued a statement on May the 7th, that has the Kremlin and the RTrolls having a major tantrum in the corner. Did Pompeo tell an outright lie about Russia, or was he speaking the 100% truth? You decide. Here is the statement: “While May 1945 brought the end of the Second World War in Europe, it did not

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Three airlines to resume flights from Ukraine in late May-early June

Wizz Air has opened booking for flights from Kyiv, Zaporizhia, Lviv, Odesa, and Kharkiv. REUTERS Three international airlines, namely Czech Airlines, Wizz Air, and Lufthansa, have announced their plans to resume flights from Ukraine within the period from late May to early June. In particular, Czech Airlines plans to resume flights from Ukraine on May 24. This refers to those

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No Parades, But Disinfection: How Ukraine Celebrated VE Day

Unlike Belarus, Ukrainian authorities decided to cancel Victory in Europe Day celebrations in Ukraine on May 8 and 9 due to the coronavirus quarantine. Heads of regional government administrations were told to “personally or on a deputy-level” individually thank World War 2 veterans in their regions. Hromadske took a look at how Ukraine commemorated the day of victory over the

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Moscow Sees 20% Surge in Mortality in April: Official Data

Moscow recorded 20% more fatalities in April 2020 compared to its average April mortality total over the past decade, according to newly published preliminary data from Moscow’s civil registry office. The data comes as Russia sees the fastest growth in coronavirus infections in Europe, while its mortality rate remains much lower than in many countries. Moscow, the epicenter of Russia’s

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President Zelensky expects results from Saakashvili in the coming month

President Volodymyr Zelensky expects from Mikheil Saakashvili, whom he appointed as the head of the National Reform Council, results in deregulation and improvement of customs. “I expect the results of Saakashvili’s work not on the second day after his appointment, but in the coming months they should be. The results are about deregulation in business and customs reform,” said Zelensky

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‘A mockery of memory’ Prague erects monument to Nazi collaborationist army, despite protests from Russia’s Foreign Ministry

On April 30, a monument and a memorial plaque commemorating soldiers from the Russian Liberation Army (ROA) was installed in Řeporyje, a district on the outskirts of the Czech Republic’s capital, Prague.  According to the memorial, ROA soldiers helped participants in the Prague uprising liberate the city from Nazi Germany’s army in May 1945. The plaque claims that it was

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Did Gorbachev want to destroy the USSR? Could the Soviet Union still exist today? Might Putinism end in reforms? Questions about Perestroika that you’re too embarrassed to ask, 35 years later

On April 23, 1985, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union held a plenary session that is now considered the start of Perestroika. These transformations were associated directly with Mikhail Gorbachev, the party’s popular new general secretary. But why did Perestroika end with the USSR’s collapse? Could the country have been reformed in some other way?

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