Tag: Donbas militants

Regarding Ukraine, Putin’s Actions Undercut Putin’s Arguments, Nezavisimaya Gazeta Says

June 10, 2015

Staunton, June 9 – Russian actions in Crimea and the Donbas “have weakened Russian arguments about the change of power in Kyiv” at the time of the Maidan and thus cost Moscow support in European and other Western capitals, according to a lead article in Nezavisimaya Gazeta today. In his interview with Corriere della Sera, […]

Food Prices in Kaliningrad Rising Far Faster than Officials Say, Sparking Fears and Anger

January 27, 2015

Staunton, January 26 – Russian officials insist that food prices have gone up in Kaliningrad only 22 percent over the last year, but a survey of markets and stores found that they have in fact risen 50 to 60 percent, a development that is forcing Kaliningraders to draw down their savings and cut back their […]