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The news to 24 November 2013 Large protests in Kyiv over failure of EU-integration path. Unverified reports put numbers at 100,000. pic.twitter.com/UmYJl2AyMW — Vostok Cable (@VostokCable) November 24, 2013 Ukrainians protested in large numbers at the decision of the country’s government to suspend negotiations with the European Union over the signature of an Association Agreement. … Continue reading

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The news to 8 September 2013 The government’s candidate won mayoral elections in Moscow, with an expected 52% of the popular vote. Turnout, however, appeared significantly lower than in previous elections, at around 30%. Opposition candidate, Alexei Navalny, won between 29-32% of the vote – a better than expected showing. With a prison sentence due … Continue reading

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The news to 26 August 2013 Belarus arrested the Russian Chief Executive of Ukrali, a potash producer. Vladislav Baumgertner was traveling to meet Belarus’ Prime Minister when detained. A video of him being searched later appeared on state television, suggesting that the arrest was revenge for the affront caused when Russia withdrew from a cartel … Continue reading

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The news to 7 July 2013 Leading Russian members of Parliament have called for Edward Snowdon to accept asylum in Venezuela, but official Russian policy has remained vague as Mr. Snowdon spent his second week in a Moscow airport. Source: Washington Post Poland’s Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, said in an interview with the daily Gazeta Wyborcza … Continue reading