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Valentina Lisitsa to Give Toronto Recitals, a Month After Twitter Uproar

Friday, April 24, 2015

Valentina Lisitsa, the pianist known for her barbed Twitter commentary, has found a way to perform around Toronto after all.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ukraine in Perspective

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Eugene Rumer and the professor and author Rajan Menon offer historical context on the Russian/Ukraine conflict and talk about what's at stake for both countries and the West.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

City Council Budget; Backfilling Charters; Ukraine Conflict; Losing Faith

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Backfilling charter schools; City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras; Google's EU troubles; historical context on the Russia/Ukraine conflict and one man's story about losing faith & family. 

WQXR Blog

Orchestra Drops Pianist Valentina Lisitsa Over 'Deeply Offensive' Tweets

Monday, April 06, 2015

The ensemble has cited concerns over her "provocative" commentary supporting the Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.
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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

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The Takeaway

Angela Merkel: The Leader of Our Time?

Monday, February 16, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's successes at the negotiating table aren't appreciated evenly throughout Europe.

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The Takeaway

Ukraine: A Crisis Slipping Towards the Brink?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tomorrow, the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia will meet to discuss the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. How will Putin respond?

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FT Big Read

Battle for Ukraine: How the west lost Putin

Friday, February 06, 2015

Battle for Ukraine: How the west lost Putin

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

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The Takeaway

U.S. & Russia Take Sides as Ukraine Nears Civil War

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

There's been intense fighting in eastern Ukraine, and pro-Russian separatist rebels have called for up to 100,000 men to take on the Ukrainian Army.

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The Takeaway

A Desperate and Cornered Vladimir Putin

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

With the Russian ruble losing half it's value and oil prices dropping 50 percent since last summer, Vladimir Putin has nothing to lose in Ukraine. What will his next move be?  

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Operavore

The Russians Are Here: NYC's Passionate Concert-Goers

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Russian speakers from the former USSR are a very important part of New York’s audience for opera and classical music. Fred Plotkin considers the roots of their passion.
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The Takeaway

President Putin 'Intent On Moving Borders'

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe says that President Putin has ambitions to re-draw the map and is intent on creating a new rift in Europe.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Russian Aggression, Oscar Controversy, and What it Means to Kill

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Takeaway explores the situation in Ukraine, we look at the new foreign film "Timbuktu," and we explore PTSD in U.S. combat veterans.

Operavore

Protesters Greet Valery Gergiev on First Night of U.S. Tour

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Mariinsky Theater of St. Petersburg kicked off a month-long, 12-city U.S. tour on Wednesday night at BAM—and was greeted by protesters chanting "out, out, out.”
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Operavore

Anna Netrebko Supports Theater in Ukrainian Separatist Region

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Anna Netrebko is responding to critics of a controversial donation she gave to a theater in Ukraine's breakaway Donetsk region, asserting that the gift was "not a political act."
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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Can Russia's economy weather the storm?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Can Russia's economy weather the storm?

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The Takeaway

Nuclear Accident at Europe's Largest Plant

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The power plant is five hours east of Donetsk, an area where Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists are still fighting, despite a truce agreed to in September.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

US foreign policy after Chuck Hagel's resignation

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

US foreign policy after Chuck Hagel's resignation

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The Takeaway

Ukrainian Voters Send Pro-European Message

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Now that more than half the votes have been counted in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, it appears that voters have sent a clear message about the country's future.  

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