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Mayor of Latvian Capital: Putin Is 'Best Thing Possible' for Latvia

Kevin M. F. Platt | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Kevin M. F. Platt

The mayor of the Latvian capital city Riga, Nil Ushakov, stated yesterday in Moscow that for Latvia, "the best thing possible right now is President Vladimir Putin." His presence in Moscow and his comments about Putin illustrate how far the views of many Latvians diverge from the Western mainstream on relations between Russia and the West.

White House: U.S. Prepping New Round Of Economic Sanctions On Russia

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

(Reuters) - The United States is preparing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine, a senior White House offic...

Real Punishment: Get Rid of Russia's Black Markets in Western Europe

Andrew Chrismer | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Andrew Chrismer

A sanctions scheme designed to target and limit activity among the shadiest comrades within Russia could inadvertently increase their business opportunities in the well-established black markets operating throughout Europe.

Putin's Achilles' Heel: Tighter Energy Sector Sanctions

David Koranyi | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
David Koranyi

The EU and the United States need to adopt extended, better defined, and more comprehensive energy technology sanctions with urgency, especially if Putin decides to invade Eastern Ukraine under the pretext of humanitarian assistance.

McLenin's: The Taste of Communism

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

After imposing a "full embargo" on imports from the West, Russia has made it clear that the latest sanctions are politically motivated. Russians are likely to lose access to certain items that have long stopped being viewed as Western luxuries.

Understand Putin by Understanding What Scares Him Most: Democracy

Vladislav Inozemtsev | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Vladislav Inozemtsev

Putin's professional career was twice overturned by the democratic process, and consequently he sees it as his greatest threat.

Russia To World: Keep Your Damn Food

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Euro...

Putin Retaliates Against Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

By Polina Devitt and Dmitry Zhdannikov MOSCOW, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Russia will ban all imports of U.S. food products as well as ...

EU Slaps Sanctions On Putin Cronies

AP | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) -- An official European Union document shows three long-time Putin cronies are among eight people who have been hit with new EU sanction...

Officials: EU Adopts Tough New Sanctions Against Russia

AP | JULIE PACE and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tu...

The West Agrees To Wider Sanctions On Russia Over The Crisis In Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 09.27.2014 | World

By Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine, July 28 (Reuters) - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to ...

Documents: EU Extends Russia Sanctions

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the ...

Nailing Shut 'Window to Europe' Will Empower Russian Nationalists

Ivan Sukhov | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Ivan Sukhov

The most frightening possible result of sanctions is that the West could nail shut the "window to Europe" that Russia has been laboring hard to develop ever since Peter the Great first built it at tremendous cost in the early 18th century.

Hunter Stuart

Russian Sanctions Spark AK-47 Buying Frenzy In U.S. | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business

In an effort to keep arms away from Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine, the United States may have kicked off something of an arms race back home. Th...

The West and Russia: Naiveté Without Borders?

András Simonyi | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
András Simonyi

The tragedy of Malaysia Airlines MH17 is the price we pay for the naiveté of the West concerning Russia's Vladimir Putin, the soft response to his aggression against Ukraine and for the division, mostly of our own making, among allies.

Obama Announces New Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered a statement on the crisis in Ukraine Wednesday, announcing that the U.S. would impose new sanctions against Russia. ...

European Union Escalates Sanctions Against Russia

AP | RAF CASERT and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders ordered tougher sanctions against Russia on Wednesday because of its actions in Ukraine, asking the European ...

U.S. To Escalate Sanctions Against Russia In Response To Crisis In Ukraine

AP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is levying deeper sanctions on Russia as the West grapples for a way to quell an insur...

U.S. Preparing Unilateral Sanctions On Russia

AP | JULIE PACE and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia W...

Senators Threaten To Act Unilaterally On More Sanctions On Russia

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican senators exasperated with the Obama administration's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine threaten...

U.S. And Allies May Target Key Russian Economic Sectors In New Sanctions

AP | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

By JULIE PACE, MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER -- The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its European allies are finalizing...

Nets' Oligarch Owner Leaves His Political Party, Rejoins Board of a Russian State Corp

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Mr. Prokhorov and his political prospects remain unclear, which means the Kremlin can focus on using Mikhail Prokhorov's other talents, like diplomacy or business-savvy or New York residency.

Russia Targets Space Station Project In Retaliation For U.S. Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

By Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW, May 13 (Reuters) - Russia cast doubt on the long-term future of the International Space Station, a sho...

EU To Broaden Ukraine Sanctions List

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 07.12.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers added 13 people Monday to their visa ban and asset freeze list over Ukraine's crisis but are not ex...

Joe Biden To Visit Romania With Ukraine Crisis On The Agenda

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

* Basescu yet to disclose details of visit * Private Romanian agency Mediafax says visit will be next week * Romania a ...