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Monday, March 17, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Joining Russia's Fast-Growing Economy Could be Good Move for Crimea Ukraine is the country with the lowest growth rate of any post-Soviet Republic, and Crimea is one of its poorer regions. Russia has been growing 2.5 to 3 times as fast as the EU, and 5 times as fast as Ukraine. With the EU doing such a poor job for its own people, can they help Ukraine, let alone Crimea?

Monday, March 10, 2014 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Debunked: the State Department's Little List of 10 Lies Against Putin on Ukraine The US State Dep't posted a hit piece called "President Putin's Fiction: 10 False Claims About Ukraine" on March 8th. Here we refute the US regime's own lies made in that article, with a bonus 11th point: the sniper provocation that toppled Ukraine's government has all the marks and motives of the opposition and US neocons. This was a fascist, oligarchical coup, and Russia is well within its rights to reclaim its territory.