Six weeks before the parliamentary election, two leaders of Ukraine’s pro-Russian coalition flew to St. Petersburg Friday and won an offer from Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller to sell gas at a 25% discount, reports ubn.news.
Miller also asked for two-way, Russia-Ukraine talks to renew Gazprom’s gas
The Moscow-based International Investment Bank is moving its headquarters to Budapest. The Hungarian Parliament debated the international agreement establishing the bank’s new headquarters yesterday – there are a number of alarming details.
Archbishop Borys Gudziak, one of nearly 50 Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishops in Rome this week, says he and his fellow prelates are pushing harder than ever for a papal visit to Ukraine – a trip that he said is crucial to ending conflict in the country, but which is being held up by fear of
Tyrannies are fragile things and when the fear upon which they are based crumbles, they collapse, write an associate professor at the Catholic University of America and fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology Jakub Grygiel for The American Interest.
Hundreds of riot police were on the streets of central Moscow Saturday as opposition protesters prepared to defy a crackdown by authorities and launch fresh demonstrations to demand to free local elections. The global network of Agence France-Presse cover