Plus, Russians drop off the richest-of-the-rich list and a patch of ground in the Balkans becomes a libertarian mecca.
Plus, a court ruling smoothes the way for a war crimes tribunal in Kosovo and the G7 scolds Russia.
Plus, Tajikistan bans under-35s from making the pilgrimage to Mecca, and Internet giants reportedly begin transferring data to Russian servers.
The Czech president’s ham-handed approach to his Victory Day trip to Moscow causes mirth in the cyber sphere and unease for his Slovak ally.
Five years after the Smolensk crash, the most pressing lessons seem not to have been learned.
Critics on the left say the Western-leaning government is suppressing fundamental freedoms in a campaign against an illusory Ukraine-inspired insurrection.
Plus, no invite for Putin to G7 summit, and Kaczynski accuses the Polish government of deceit in the Smolensk crash probe.
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