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Sputnik is a major new media brand with modern multimedia centers in dozens of countries. Sputnik is uniquely positioned as a provider of alternative news content and as a radio broadcaster. Offering a fuller picture of the world with a truly diverse range of views, Sputnik tells the untold. Read more ...

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26 Jan 2015

Germany, Putin’s former friend

People turn to Prospect for the ideas and trends behind the headlines and for a contrarian view of topics. The conflict in Ukraine is far more than that. It is a struggle between the west and Russia over a civil society’s right to chart its country’s course; over the future of the European Union, of Russia, and of the lands in between on the Eu [...] Read more ...

via Prospectmagazine
26 Jan 2015

EU-airlift to Ukraine: Europe increases its humanitarian aid

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 January 2015 The European Union is increasing its humanitarian assistance in Ukraine where the latest surge of violence has deepened an already desperate situation. Thousands of people are suffering from the combined impact of the conflict, displacem [...] Read more ...

via Europa
26 Jan 2015

SNL: Russian insurers head for a dark 2015

"The central bank, which became the regulator for the sector a year ago, aims to improve the prudential supervision of the Russian insurance sector. On a positive note, the hike in Russian interest rates will positively impact insurers' investment returns, which may help mitigate underwriting losses, Nikolskiy said. As for the local insurance secto [...] Read more ...

via Snl
26 Jan 2015

UN Security Council faces Ukraine, Yemen emergency meetings

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Diplomats say the U.N. Security Council will hold emergency meetings Monday on the crises in Yemen and Ukraine. Council member Lithuania said Sunday that it had requested the open meeting on Ukraine. Both countries are former Soviet republics. Russia blocked a council statement Saturday that would have condemned the shelling [...] Read more ...

via Ap
26 Jan 2015

Press Digest: Attack on Mariupol may drive Russia and West further apart

RBTH presents a selection of views from leading Russian media on international events, featuring analysis of the implications of the Jan. 24 rocket attacks on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol for Russia’s relations with the West, as well as reports on an upcoming review of the abolition of the powers of the Russian delegation at the Parliamentary A [...] Read more ...

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26 Jan 2015