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On October 17, a blast and shooting spree struck a technical college in Crimea's eastern city of Kerch
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Listen, I don't need to tell you that people have a lot of feelings about breakfast food. Especially when it comes to bagels.  When Apple first unveiled the design of its forthcoming bagel emoji, there was an almighty furore. Bagel-loving New Yorkers criticised the initial design for its sub-par appearance.  SEE ALSO: Forget burgers, Ukrainians want an emoji for Borscht As Nikita Richardson writes in Grub Street: "Let’s talk about that distressingly smooth crust. What midwestern bagel factory did this bagel come out of?"  "To be frank, this bagel emoji should only be used to illustrate what kind of bagel you don’t want your friend to pick up on the way over," Richardson added. She also took exception to the woeful absence of cream cheese. C'mon, Apple, what were you thinking?  Read more...More about Emoji, Web Culture, Bagels, Bagel, and Culture
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The agreements of 300 years have been cast aside. Constantinople wants to break the spine of Orthodoxy and make Ukraine hostile to Russia forever. However, it is up to common people - Ukrainian Christians - to make their final decision. On October 11, the Synod of the Constantinople Patriarchate made the following decisions (briefly):1. To confirm the decision that the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeds to provide autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine.2. To restore the stauropegion of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Kiev.3. To accept and consider the appeals from Filaret Denisenko and Macary Maletich for the annulment of the anathema imposed on them by the Russian Orthodox Church. The above-mentioned persons have been canonically restored to their hierarchical or priestly rank, and their followers have been restored in their communion with the Church.4. To cancel the legal obligation of the Synodal Letter from 1686, which granted the Moscow Patriarch the right to appoint the Metropolitan of K...
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Ukraine's festering dispute with Hungary escalated after 'death lists' of Ukrainians, allegedly holding Hungarian citizenship, were published on a notorious Ukrainian witch-hunting website. Read Full Article at
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About a half of Ukrainian and Russian people want their countries to remain independent but friendly, with open borders and mutual visa-free regimes for citizens, according to a joint poll by Russian and Ukrainian think tanks. Read Full Article at
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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko urged the United Nations during his General Assembly speech Wednesday to intervene and curb Russia's military invasion of his country, lamenting that Russia's "abuse of [its] veto power" at the Security Council has acted as a "brake" on legitimate U.N. intervention.
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during his speech at the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament) that "The Third Rome of Russia" will soon fall. Poroshenko then duplicated his statement on Twitter. According to Poroshenko, Ukraine and Russia understand the essence of Orthodoxy differently, and this is yet another reason why Ukraine and Russia do not follow one and the same path. The President of Ukraine also called Ukraine the largest Orthodox country in Europe. In his opinion, Ukraine is an excellent example of how democracy and traditions of Christianity can coexist in one  country.Earlier, Poroshenko pledged not to interfere in church affairs, but, apparently, he could not restrain himself. Russia's western neighbours want to recognise non-canonical religious structures outside the framework and foundations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.It is worthy of note that Poroshenko's confectionary company Roshen spends enormous money on private music parties at the time when...
August 1st, 2018
Oleksandr Usyk, the undisputed cruiserweight champion in boxing, renounced the "Hero of Ukraine" title. The athlete said that he simply did not need it.According to Usyk, "he does not need any stars." In his opinion, he is already a hero for his people, so he does not see much sense in such honours.A few weeks ago, the Ukrainian boxer defeated Murat Gassiev of Russia. The fight took place in Moscow. Ukrainian Vice Prime minister Vyacheslav Kirilenko said that no one would believe stories of Russia's aggression in Ukraine anymore. According to him, Russia should not host any positive events with the participation of Ukrainian citizens. Usyk's compatriot, Ukrainian writer Larisa Nitsoy, called the boxer a coward and a vatnik (pro-Putin activist - ed.). In her opinion, the athlete should have yelled "Glory to Ukraine!" after his victory, but Usyk did not do it. Yet, Usyk has his own views on the current confrontation between Russia and Ukraine. According to the boxer, he sees no differenc...
April 17th, 2018
Russian transport company Volga-Dnepr decided not to work with NATO cargoes.The management of the company specialising in the transportation of large-tonnage and supersize cargoes informed the North Atlantic Alliance command that An-124 Ruslan super-heavy jumbo aircraft would no longer be used for the transportation of NATO cargoes.It was reported that the company made such a decision in response to the missile attack on Syria conducted by the United States, France and the UK on April 14.NATO member countries would frequently use the services of the Russian Volga-Dnepr company and Antonov Airlines of Ukraine to deliver heavy military hardware to the sites of military operations or joint exercises of the alliance.During the early 2000s, An-124 Ruslan aircraft had flown to Afghanistan more than 200 times. Now the Ukrainians may count for the number of commercial shipments to increase. Interestingly, the American C-5 Galaxy transport aircraft, which is similar to the An-124 Ruslan, remain...
November 14th, 2017
The anti-Russian hysteria that reached its peak in the form of the July package of US draconian sanctions against the Russian Federation, is now gaining momentum in European countries. Donald Tusk, the chief of the European Council, openly urged EU leaders to take prompt measures to block the construction of the Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipeline.The European Commission passed amendments to the Gas Directive, which excludes the need for new pipelines, because by 2030, due to the reduction of domestic production and the consumption of fuel, the volume of gas imports to the EU will allegedly not increase. Moreover, even if the Nord Stream-2 is built, Brussels intends to deprive Russia's Gazprom of the monopoly right to manage this pipeline as the Russian giant will not be able to transport and sell gas to European consumers at the same time.In November 2016, the European Commission withdrew the Nord Stream-1 gas pipeline from the Third Energy Package. However, in case of Nord Stream-2, B...
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