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Greek Left-Wing SYRIZA Forms a Coalition with the Pro-Kremlin Far Right

January 26, 2015

After a landslide victory in the early parliamentary elections held on 25 January 2015, the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) that secured 149 seats in the new parliament has surprised the left-wing voters and sympathisers by agreeing to form, already on 26 January, a coalition government with the far right Independent Greeks party […]

Declaring 1953 Crimea Transfer Illegal Could Spark War Along Entire Periphery of Russia

December 31, 2014

Staunton, December 24 – A proposal by Valentina Matviyenko, the Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council, to declare the Soviet government’s 1954 transfer of Crimea from the RSFSR to the Ukrainian SSR “illegal” could “lead to war not only between Ukraine and Russia but practically along the entire perimeter of the present-day Russian Federation,” according to […]