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  • 'The Russian world is uniting' (WARNING: HOT PICS ALERT)

    03/24/2014 11:48:33 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies
    Da ^ | 03/23/2014 | Will Stewart
    Inflammatory language: Nina Shtanski, foreign minister of Transdniestria The glamorous foreign minister of a breakaway region of Moldova is calling on Vladimir Putin to make her country his next conquest in eastern Europe. Few may have heard of Transdniestria, the unofficial and fictitious-sounding statelet whose head of international relations is 36-year-old Nina Shtanski. However, senior Western figures are alarmed that following the annexation of Crimea it is step two in a Kremlin masterplan to redraw the frontiers of Europe. This top diplomat in staunchly pro-Russian Transdniestria, who has a penchant for revealing black dresses, is gushing in her praise of...
  • Ukraine Battles to Rebuild a Depleted Military

    03/24/2014 8:17:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 24, 2014 | JEANNE WHALEN and ALAN CULLISON
    KIEV, Ukraine—As the Kremlin began its invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea last month, a days-old government in Kiev turned to its military to stem the tide. There was an immediate problem: No car batteries for the military vehicles. With coffers empty, Ukraine's fledgling government appealed to the U.S. embassy for help. The embassy said it would take weeks to get assistance, so the government had to search—among its own people—to find a regional oligarch, Ihor Kolomoisky, to kick in the funds to buy them locally. According to a spokesman for the banking and oil products magnate, Mr. Kolomoisky...