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MH17 Inquiry - Series 2, Episode 1. “What if it was a BUK?”

This is the first part in our second season of videos and articles covering the downing of MH17, prduced my MH17 Inquiry. The first season is available here: … 615 more words
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Quotes: Lake Baikal

“As usual, the strictness of our laws is compensated by the fact that following them is optional. Money is being allocated but it gets stolen.”

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Arctic Photo Essay

This is nice. A whole other world.

Studying the Arctic Wildlife of Russia's Wrangel Island. 14 photos from high in Russia's Far East https://t.co/Kt2QQyfJdn pic.twitter.com/JaqOqH7aal…

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Lost in Translation

Published at the beginning of this year in the U.S., The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain, by the British writer Tim Moore, tells the story of his bicycle trip from the top of Europe, 400 kilometers above the Arctic Circle in Kirkines, Norway, all the way down to the Black Sea, in Varna, Bulgaria. 395 more words

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Weekend Reading

Here is a selection of fine reading material on which to muse this weekend:

The Fate of Earth by Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker… 79 more words

Books

Pepe Escobar: The House of Saud bows to the House of Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman attend a welcoming ceremony ahead of their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia October 5, 2017. 1,230 more words
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Baltic States Sacrifice Economy on Altar of Politics

by Adomas Abromaitis

Making negative statements concerning Russia, the Baltic States set Moscow against themselves and force it to respond. Especially they irritate it making unproven warlike statements for the sake of “common line” of the EU or NATO on the issue. 312 more words

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