Ding, ding, ding
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Ding, ding, ding

Vitali Klitschko, heavyweight champion of the world and parliamentary deputy in Ukraine announces that he will run for the country’s presidency in 2015. The race already looks like it will be anything but a clean fight, according to Josh Black. The run-up to November’s EU summit in Vilnius has brought out the worst in EU-Ukraine … Continue reading

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Klitschko’s weigh-in

Originally posted on Vostok Cable:
Vitali Klitschko has had an easy ride as an opposition leader in Ukraine. Should he choose to run for the presidency, however, he will come across severe obstacles, as Josh Black explains. Dr Ironfist. Photo courtesy of Klitschko Management Group GmbH. Vitali Klitschko caused a ripple of excitement in the…

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The news to 21 October 2013 Alexei Navalny, the Moscow mayoral candidate and anti-corruption campaigner, was given a suspended sentence following a conviction for fraud. The charge, widely seen as politically motivated, had been seen as a way of silencing Navalny, but defeat in an apparently honest municipal in Moscow gave the regime a degree … Continue reading