The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

The news to 28 July 2013.  Ukraine celebrates the 1,025th anniversary of the conversion of Kyivan Rus’ to Christianity. The leaders of prominent Orthodox societies have arrived in Kyiv, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will use the occasion to hold a succession of bilateral talks. Source: RFE/RL The two jailed members of Pussy Riot have … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

The news to 22 July. Photo sourced from DBDuophotography Less than 24 hours after his embezzlement conviction, Aleksei Navalny, was released from custody. The Russian opposition leader is free to run as a Moscow mayoral candidate until his appeal has been heard. Source: The New York Times The US–Russia standoff over former security contractor Edward … Continue reading