Two of Ukraine’s largest banks – Privatbank and state-owned Oschadbank – have asked Moscow to compensate them for losses resulting from Russia’s annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine last year, they said in statements on Wednesday.
In the aftermath of the French Revolution, many supporters of the ancien régime convinced themselves that the revolution had been carried out by secret cells within the Freemasons called the Illuminati. This belief was popularized in two widely read books published in 1798, Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism by Abbé Augustin Barruel and Proofs […]
Investigators in Russia have increased the seriousness of charges against captive Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, accusing her of direct participation in the killing of two Russian reporters who died last year while covering the conflict in Ukraine.
Morgan Stanley’s auto research team has published its May 2o15 Global Auto Databook and for the most part, it’s packed with information about how strongly the global auto industry has recovered since the financial crisis.
Russian police have launched a campaign urging people to take safer selfies after about 100 were injured and dozens died this year in gruesome accidents while striking high-risk poses.
NATO is preparing for a long standoff with Russia, reluctantly accepting that the Ukraine conflict has fundamentally transformed Europe’s security landscape and that it may have to abandon hope of a constructive relationship with Moscow.
Russia will boycott a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe because of Ukraine-related sanctions that bar a prominent Russian lawmaker from attending, diplomats said on Thursday.
Vladimir Putin has been having an iffy year. His not-so-secret military adventure in Ukraine has gotten bogged down in an ugly stalemate. Thanks to Western sanctions and falling oil prices, the Russian economy is tanking. And now there’s a new conundrum for the shirtless wonder to tackle — one that’s trapped in subterranean rock formations […]
“This doesn’t smell like peace to me,” said the Monk, sighing heavily in his makeshift control centre, a former chandelier shop in the basement of a block of flats, near the remains of what not long ago was Donetsk international airport.
Five Russian generals are playing a key role in organizing and commanding separatist forces inside Ukraine, according to a dossier provided by Ukraine’s security service to the Obama administration last month.