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Fred Weir
Works at christian science monitor
Attended university of toronto
Lives in moscow, russia
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Ukraine's reformers are figuring out how to move the levers of power from Kiev and the oligarchs to the individual regions – but without fracturing the country.
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No one in Russian-speaking Kharkiv wants to follow rebels into open revolt. But locals say Kiev has no idea how badly it's aggravating the region with its initiatives, including the 'Great Wall of Ukraine.'
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The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine on Monday called for incremental steps to de-escalate the fighting in eastern Ukraine. But the two sides have yet to agree on a long-term political settlement.
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A pair of Russian film-director brothers are proposing a new fast food restaurant to challenge Western chains like McDonald's in sanctions-beset Russia.
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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited several Latin American nations this week to seek trade opportunities that could offset US efforts to puncture Russia's economy.
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Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov has turned the nominally Russian region into a legal black hole where Russian law doesn't apply. On Wednesday, he told his forces to shoot any Russian federal officer in the territory without his permission.
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'We have a total kleptocratic state,' says Yegor Sobolev, Ukraine's lead anti-graft legislator. But he is cheerfully confident that 'we will win.'
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Kiev has passed new laws that outlaw communist symbols and honor Ukrainian nationalists connected to Nazis and ethnic cleansing during World War II. Experts say the timing could not be worse.
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Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras and Vladimir Putin were all smiles at the Kremlin today. But it's unclear how far that warmth will go in serving their countries' needs.
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The Kremlin is cutting its initial production of the Sukhoi T-50 fighter by 75 percent amid cost overruns and rumored technical concerns – the same kind of issues that have plagued US development of the F-35.
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Gov. Igor Kolomoisky, who was given political power and the right to create a private army last year, last week used that power to seize the state oil company's headquarters in Kiev.
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  • christian science monitor
    correspondent, present
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From Toronto, Canada. Have lived in Moscow, Russia, since 1986
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    modern european history, 1985
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