Current News

Students are required to monitor current events in Russia and the former Soviet Union every other week. The class has been split into two groups. Your group number has been marked on the front of your syllabus. On the dates marked in your syllabus, you are required to submit your summary of the weekly news to Foxtale. You paper should be about 1 page long (1/2 page per summary). 10 points per article, 20 points per assignment.

For each news update, you need to provide a summary of 2 news stories from the previous week. Please follow the format below:

1) Title of article

2) Author, if indicated. Write 'no author' if there is none

3) Date

4) Newspaper this appeared in

5) A summary of the article 


TASS - Official Russian news agency

Moscow Times - independent daily from Moscow

Sputnik News (used to be Radio Russia) - controlled by the Russian government

RT - Russian television station backed by the Russian government

Former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc Newspapers

Kyiv Post - Ukraine

The Diplomat Bucharest - Romania

Warsaw Voice - Poland

Estonian News - Estonia

Georgia Today - Georgia

Civil GE - Georgia

Baltic Times - Lithuania