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    Putin Voted Russia’s ‘Man of the Year’ Despite Tough End to 2014

Putin Voted Russia’s ‘Man of the Year’ Despite Tough End to 2014

Despite what can fairly be called a tough ending to 2014, Vladimir Putin has been voted Russia’s “Man of the Year” via a Public Opinion Foundation poll. 1,500 people voted in the Russian foundation’s poll and the only person they could come up with was the Russian president himself. Apparently the voters were short on imagination as they could not think of anyone in either the sport or culture categories.

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    European Union and U.S. Impose Tougher Sanctions on Russia

European Union and U.S. Impose Tougher Sanctions on Russia

Written by Lori Chapman-Sifers: A 28-member bloc including the United States has voted to impose tougher new sanctions that specifically target financial, defense and industrial companies within Russia. The body, representing the European Council (EU) members, said it “considers it appropriate to take further restrictive measures in response to Russia’s action destabilizing the situation in Ukraine.” Banks are included in the dragnet. Sanctions also limit exports of certain high-tech goods. Russian

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