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OPINION: Counter Putin with action on Keystone XL

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

By The Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald

Why has Vladimir Putin succeeded? In part, because he understands the virtue of decisiveness. He acted: He assessed the risks of intervening in Ukraine, judged them acceptable, and gave the orders.

Mind you, the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: Counter Putin with action on Keystone XL

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

By The Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald

Why has Vladimir Putin succeeded? In part, because he understands the virtue of decisiveness. He acted: He assessed the risks of intervening in Ukraine, judged them acceptable, and gave the orders.

Mind you, the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Crimea sides with Russia: Obama calls for sanctions, Putin not on list, US officials says

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum in 10 days’ time in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian region that drew a sharp riposte from U.S. P…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Crimea sides with Russia: Obama calls for sanctions, Putin not on list, US officials says

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum in 10 days’ time in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian region that drew a sharp riposte from U.S. P…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Putin says military force in Ukraine would be a ‘last resort’

March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia’s actions in Crimea and said on Tuesday that he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort, easing market fears that East-West tension over the former Soviet republic co…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Putin says military force in Ukraine would be a ‘last resort’

March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia’s actions in Crimea and said on Tuesday that he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort, easing market fears that East-West tension over the former Soviet republic co…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Putin signs anti-US adoptions bill

December 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, abruptly terminating the prospects for more than 50 youngsters preparing to join new families and sparking critics to liken him to King Herod. Continue Reading

Putin sworn in as Russia’s president for 6 years

May 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in a brief but regal Kremlin ceremony on Monday, while on the streets outside thousands of helmeted riot police prevented hundreds of demonstrators from protesting his return to the presidency. Continue Reading

Putin dismisses opposition protests

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Vladimir Putin rejected opposition protests against his presidential election victory today and his Foreign Ministry ruled out any softening of Moscow’s stance on Syria, a strong indication that the Russian leader has no intention of easing tough policies either at home or abroad. Continue Reading

Russian elections begin amid complaints of voting problems

March 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Monitored by web cameras and a network of volunteer civilian observers, Russians voted Sunday in presidential elections expected to return Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin. Continue Reading