Few things anger those who call themselves Russians now than anyone who calls attention to some of the problematic aspects of their history, their names or the name of their language.

 

The Beatles were a Western phenomenon that become a massive hit in Ukraine and throughout the former Soviet Union. Over fifty years later one of the Beatles – now Sir Paul McCartney – is still alive, performing regularly and as popular as ever.

 

A total of 58 Russians have been given permission to compete as authorised neutral athletes in 2018  

 

“Blockchain massively lowers the barriers to creating tradeable, digital assets…It allows individuals who don’t know each other, or even trust one another, to make irreversible transactions in a whole variety of fields in a safe and secure way.”

 

UBO: Despite overwhelming sentiment in the U.S. Congress supporting Ukraine’s efforts to regain territory stolen by Russia, evidence mounts that persons in Ukraine tied to disgraced former president Viktor Yanukovych and persons very close to President Trump have worked to advance a pro-Russian plan for much longer than first thought. An article published June 22 in the Fresno Bee further details the evidence that this plan was being seriously considered by top Trump advisors. Claims that President Trump had no knowledge of the proposed plan defy logic.

 

“Throughout the entire world,” their appeal says, “Jehovah’s Witnesses practice their religion openly and freely. They have been banned in China, North Korea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and now in Russia,” bringing “great shame” to the country

 

Editor’s Note: While Russia bans and harasses Jehovah’s Witnesses, in Ukraine this religious group is respected and treated as a valuable member of the religious community.

 

The most recent decision in the case against Paul Manafort seems certain to put additional pressure on him to turn state’s evidence and testify in court and before Congress on his relations with the Yanukovych administration and his alleged laundering of many millions of dollars for Yanukovych and the Party of Regions. Manafort’s testimony has the potential to affect the outcome of next year’s presidential election in Ukraine.

 

“His Beatitude told us that he was aware of the events in Ukraine, he follows them, cares about the problems of Ukraine, the pain and suffering of our people, divided by different churches.”

 

Analyst: “We anticipate retail sales to pick up amid expected disinflation during the summer months. We expect real retail sales to grow 7%-8% yoy in 2018.”

 

The WIG Ukraine Index of Warsaw-traded stocks dropped 2.0%, extending its cold streak to six sessions at a 7.5% fall. It has reached its lowest level since April 2016.

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