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The looming power of soccer fans

Keith Hudson

The amazing thing about Fifa president, Sepp Batter (who hasn’t been arrested — yet), and his senior officials (who have) is why they ever thought they could get away with choosing Qatar (2018) and Russia (2022) as the venues for the next . 402 more words

Angela Merkel's affront to Russia and the gulf in German-Russian relations

By John Helmer
Posted on Naked Capitalism, May 19, 2015

How Angela Merkel Has Been Abandoned By John Kerry, Victoria Nuland, And Vladimir Putin

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, would do almost anything to get and keep power. 2,049 more words


News that Vladimir Putin was skating and scoring on the ice yesterday wasn’t really news: the 62-year-old Russian president’s love of hockey is as well-known as his penchant for archaeology and for riding bare-chested on horses. 829 more words

Stephen Harper

Better Late than Never: U.S. Engagement with Russia

Earlier this week Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Russia. It was the first high-level visit of an American official since the Ukraine crisis began. 774 more words


Salton Sea To Sochi Russia

From one side of the globe to another. I just love this! Of course I just love my buddy Sasha Brown. One of the photographs from our photo shoot at Salton Sea announcing her Fit Camp in Sochi Russia, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. 8 more words

Gaming the Ukraine Crisis

If Russia is intractable on Ukraine and considers the West an adversary in most other areas of global policy, why has U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry come to… 70 more words