… Putin’s War in Ukraine … through the Cameras …

  Police officers remove the body of a passer-by killed in an airstrike that hit Kyiv’s main television tower the day before. Local men digging a bunker and building a checkpoint at the edge of their village in Hushchyntsi. The body of a Russian soldier next to an armored vehicle that Ukrainian soldiers said was … Continue reading … Putin’s War in Ukraine … through the Cameras …

… Ukrainians Find That Relatives in Russia Don’t Believe It’s a War …

...Many Ukrainians are encountering a confounding and frustrating backlash from family members in Russia who have bought into the official Kremlin messaging.   LVIV, Ukraine — Four days after Russia began dropping artillery shells on Kyiv, Misha Katsiurin, a Ukrainian restaurateur, was wondering why his father, a church custodian living in the Russian city of … Continue reading … Ukrainians Find That Relatives in Russia Don’t Believe It’s a War …

…President Biden meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky …

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attending a meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday. PHOTO: DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES President Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are expected on Wednesday to discuss the countries’ bilateral relations and Ukraine’s tensions with Russia and aspirations to join the West, addressing a simmering foreign policy challenge for Mr. Biden … Continue reading …President Biden meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky …

…Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy…

The warren of cubicles was secured behind a metal door. The name on the hallway placard had changed often over the years, most recently designating the space as part of the Mission Center for Europe and Eurasia. But internally, the office was known by its unofficial title: “Russia House.” The unit had for decades been … Continue reading …Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy…

…Population Decline in Russia…

Russia's Population Set to Decline From 143 Million Today to 111 Million in 2050 Westend61 / Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin recently directed his nation's parliament to develop a plan to reduce the country's falling birthrate. In a speech to parliament on May 10, 2006, Putin called the problem of Russia's dramatically declining population, … Continue reading …Population Decline in Russia…