CNN International was required to stop broadcasting in Russia on the last day of 2014 as a result of a new Russian law passed in October. Foreign media entities doing business in Russia now must obtain new licensing in order to broadcast in the country.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said today that Britain and the U.S. “should be prepared to reach out and cooperate with the East, and in particular, Russia and China” to stand against radical Islam, and back “revolution” in countries such as Iran.
Blair said “this struggle between what we may call the open-minded and the closed-minded” will determine whether the 21st century will be peaceful.
With competitor McDonalds scaling back in the contested region of Crimea, Burger King Russia may be moving in, according to General Director Dmitry Medovy.
Just days after the top NATO commander expressed concern the area could be within Russia’s sights, the foreign minister of breakaway Moldovan region Transdniestria is drawing attention for her gushing praise of recent events in Crimea.
Foreign Minister Nina Shtanski of Russian-speaking Transdniestria stated:
The obvious match of the will expressed by people in Crimea and Transdniestria demonstrates that the Russian World is uniting and the people’s wish for unity cannot be stopped.
Read more at The Daily Mail Online.
The foreign press often can be counted on for a fresh perspective:
… we assisted a fall of the middle class everywhere, the increase of the global debt, a fall of safety, education, hygiene and culture. But the system has never been so hard or efficient. We had many wars and liquidation of populations. Need a clown? Vote Obama. Need amusement? Buy an Apple. And in Paris or London forget on a black small screen the ten or twenty squared meters you live in.