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Ukrainian Orthodox Church Freed from Russian Oversight

By Stephen Fortuna What began as the straightforward territorial claim and annexation of Crimea in 2014 has now become a protracted, multidimensional conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. While the two countries continue to exchange economic, political, and physical blows, Ukraine has moved its fight for permanent independence into…

‘We are Ivan Golunov’ – Russian Media Defends Its Own Against Wrongful Imprisonment

On July 13, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,, , With Comments Off on ‘We are Ivan Golunov’ – Russian Media Defends Its Own Against Wrongful Imprisonment

By Stephen Fortuna Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was on his way to meet a source for his latest article on June 6 when he was detained by the police. They took him into custody after finding mephedrone, an illegal designer drug, in his backpack. When Golunov appeared in court…