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  • U.S. troops to remain in Baltics, Poland next year
    VILNIUS (Reuters) - The United States will keep troops in Poland and the Baltic states for at least the next year as tensions with Russia remain, the commander of U.S. land forces in Europe said on Sunday. Several hundred U.S. ...
    Yahoo.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:48:25 -0500.
  • In Transit Blog: Biking Napoleon’s Route
    The tour company Ride and Seek is offering a history-focused, 45-day cycling trip from Paris to Moscow called the Napoleon Expedition.
    By Rachel Lee Harris.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:01:34 GMT.
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  • Putin Says No Intention Of Being President For Life
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in an interview he has no intention of remaining Russia's president for the rest of his life, since a lifetime president would be harmful to the country.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:15:00 +0000.
  • Putin mulls 4th term, says he won't hold power for life
    Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:54:52 EST.
  • West 'seeks Russia regime change'
    Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
    BBC News.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:09:49 GMT.
  • Russian Foreign Minister: West Wants 'Regime Change' in Moscow
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the West of seeking a "regime change" in Russia by imposing sanctions because of the Ukraine conflict. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:09:25 -0500.
  • Lavrov accuses West of seeking 'regime change'in Russia
    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the West of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek 'regime change' in Russia
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:43:00 +0200.
  • Ukraine Marks First Anniversary of EuroMaidan Protest
    A year on, the relatives of protesters who died in Ukraine’s EuroMaidan uprising aren’t the only ones angered by the country’s direction since the ouster of pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:03:34 -0500.
  • The Rotting West
    The web's ironic take on what Russians think.
    BBC News.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:14:38 GMT.
  • Biden Assails Russian Intervention in Ukraine as ‘Unacceptable’
    Marking a year since the start of protests that ousted the last government, the American vice president also called on Kiev to complete a range of reforms.
    By Andrew Roth.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:09:40 GMT.
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