Tag Archives: Russia

UNPRECEDENTED: Ex-President Questions Trump’s Legitimacy

Washington, D.C. In a bombshell report today by Sarah Cammarata, Politico posts: Jimmy Carter Says Full Investigation Would Show Trump Lost in 2016 ‘He was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf,’ Carter said. Cammarata writes for Politico: Former President Jimmy Carter questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency on Thursday, saying he […]

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1965: My First Visit to Soviet Russia – Full of Lines and Surprises

New York, N.Y.  For the first time in 1965, I went to Russia to accompany my husband’s performance of ten cities tour. At that time, the country was still called the Soviet Union, the strongest Communist country in the world. I thought about souvenirs to take there. There were no nylon socks or ballpoint pens, which […]

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Russia Liable for Downing Malaysian Airliner; Putin Condemed

New York, N.Y. Following the conclusion of an investigation that holds Russia responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in 2014, the United Nations chief said on Friday that he “has taken note with concern of the latest report.” “This is completely unacceptable and we condone Russia in the strongest terms possible,” states […]

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Pursuit of Happiness: Brazilian Painter Fer Caggiano

New York, N.Y. Fer Caggiano was nominated as a Soho International Artist of the year in 2003. Although she was a student at the Art Students League at that time, she was invited to present her work at the prestigious Agora Gallery in New York City. Her artistic talent and creative paintings were already on […]

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No Surprise: U.N. Security Council Fails to Take Russia to Task re: Flight MH17

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations Security Council was unable to adopt a new resolution today following Russia’s negative vote on a measure that would have established an international tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed on 17 July 2014 in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.  Members of the […]

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Ash Carter Warns of Growing Russian Threat

Washington, D.C.  U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday there is neither a desire for a return to a Cold War nor for a new conflict with Russia, and that economic sanctions are having an effect in countering Russian “aggression” in Ukraine. He spoke at a forum in Berlin, a city that once symbolized the […]

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No Surprise: Russia Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine

New York, N.Y.  A view of the Security Council as Vitaly I. Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the U.N., vetoes a draft resolution which declared the planned referendum on independence for Ukraine’s Crimea region illegal and urged countries not to recognise the results. The resolution, drafted by the United States delegation, came […]

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Stephen Fry Inspires Sochi Gay Rights Protest Music Video

London, U.K.  German vocalist, Babsi, has shot a video for her debut single We Are Everywhere in support of Stephen Fry’s idea that all athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi, Winter Olympics make a simple gesture: crossing their arms over their chests to show solidarity and support for the LGBT community of Russia.  The video […]

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