Russian is today paying an annual tax tribute to Chechnya of 10 US dollars, far more than is going to any other federal subject
CPJ: “We call on Russian authorities to act swiftly, decisively, and effectively to rein in all those responsible for threatening Elena Milashina and other Novaya Gazeta journalists for the newspaper’s work,” CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said.
“May the Good Shepherd come to the aid of Ukraine, still beset by conflict and bloodshed, to regain social harmony. May he accompany every effort to alleviate the tragic sufferings of those affected by the conflict,” said the Pontiff.
Califorctenus cacachilensis is the width of a softball and represents a new genus of arachnids
Photo: Califorctenus cacachilensis (San Diego Natural History Museum)
Former Pentagon Ukraine desk official says: “…our military support for Ukraine was not enough to withstand a Soviet legacy of weak institutions, corruption that compromised Ukraine’s independence from Russia, particularly in the industrial and energy sectors, and a low rate of economic development. The result was Ukraine’s inability to join the European Union and a loss of sovereign territory to Russia.”
Photo: Stacy Closson*
UBO takes pleasure in publicizing the Easter message of the Religious Information Service of Ukraine, the provider of so many of the religious and cultural articles that RISU allows to republish with attribution. We deeply appreciate RISU’s efforts that help us provide a broader reflection of the religious practices and beliefs of the Ukrainian people.
Technical facts collected by the United States and other observers and the testimony of defectors to the Syrian regime provide more than adequate proof that Bashar al-Assad is lying when he denies attacking his own citizens with prohibited chemical agents. Moreover, the Kremlin with excellent intelligence sources in the al-Assad regime is knowingly supporting the regime’s statements that they know to be lies.
Photo: Defected Syrian general Zaher al-Sakat (YouTube screenshot)