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SXSW Film: ‘Ukraine Is Not A Brothel’

Kitty's Green's 2013 documentary Ukraine Is Not A Brothel has timeliness and titiillation on its side. It's not only that it's about protestors making a statement against the exploitation of women in the former Soviet republic that is now the world's tensest hotpot. It's about Femen, the women known for baring breasts in public to protest prostitution in the sex trafficking center of Eastern Europe who have made headlines in recent weeks with anti-Putin protests around the world.  Green's movie is disappointing in that it doesn't spend all that much time showing or telling us about the situation >>>

Vladimir Putin Ignores Ukraine Warnings From Obama

WASHINGTON - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.In the week since Obama first declared there would be "costs" if Putin pressed into Crimea, Russian forces have taken control of the region and a referendum has been scheduled to decide its future. Obama declared the March 16 vote a violation of international law, but in a region where ethnic Russians >>>

Russian Soldiers Ordered To Leave Canada By End Of Day

Nine Russian soldiers participating in military exercises have been ordered to leave Canada by the end of today, as Canada continues to denounce the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula.  According to a government source, the soldiers were given notice on Thursday, just days after Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced he was suspending all planned bilateral activities between the Canadian Armed Forces and the military of the Russian Federation. There are six soldiers in Saint Jean, Que., two at CFB Gagetown in >>>

Femen: Stop Putin’s War

7 March 2014 Femen: Stop Putin's War March 6, 2014 Two Femen protesters were arrested in Crimea’s capital Simferopol on Thursday after staging a topless demonstration against Russia’s intervention in Ukraine in front of the regional parliament. [The Femen protest took place at a pro-Russia demonstration.] One protestor was stopped by police within seconds while another ran around, repeatedly shouting “Stop Putin’s War”, which she had also written across her chest. She was eventually detained >>>

Ukraine’s Topless Feminists Are Here and They’re Recruiting

“I wish I could be in Kyiv’s Independence Square, not Times Square,” Inna Shevchenko said. It was below 20 degrees when the FEMEN ringleader arrived at the latter on Thursday morning, accompanied by a member of the group’s Canada chapter and three local performance artists — all with “FUCK PUTIN” painted across their bare breasts. A native Ukrainian, 23-year-old Shevchenko has been in exile since 2012, when now-deposed President Viktor Yanukovych ordered severe punishment for her destruction of a giant wooden cross in central Kyiv — an act committed in solidarity with Russia’s >>>

Ukraine Femen activists protest outside Crimean parliament

Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Femen topless protesters are dragged kicking and screaming away from outside Crimea’s parliament shortly after it voted in favor of becoming part of Russia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Reuters tells the world’s stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for >>>

Femen activists bare breasts against Putin in NY Times Square

By: Agence France-Presse March 7, 2014 4:26 AM InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 NEW YORK - Five topless activists from the Femen feminist group protested in New York's Times Square on Thursday to denounce Russia's incursion into Ukraine, asking for tougher US and EU action against Moscow. The women, whose bare chests were painted blue and yellow -- the color of Ukraine's flag -- hoisted a placard slamming Russian President Vladimir >>>

Femen activists bare breasts against Putin in Times Square

The feminist group's protesters, whose chests were painted blue and yellow -- the color of Ukraine's flag -- hoisted a placard against Putin and another calling for US-EU action.Inna Shevchenko, a Femen leader, told reporters the protest was "in support of the Ukrainian people, in support of the Ukrainian revolution against Putin, against Russian occupation."The activists called on the United States and European Union to impose sanctions "much more serious than just restrictions of visas" and freezing of assets of officials.The United States on Thursday slapped visa bans on Russians and >>>

Ukraine crisis: Crimean MPs’ vote to join Russian Federation sparks outrage

Authorities in Crimea voted on Thursday to accelerate secession from Ukraine, unanimously backing a law that declared the territory to be part of the Russian Federation.In a move that drew howls of outrage from the new leadership in Kyiv, MPs voted by 78 votes to nil for the territory to leave Ukraine, further escalating what has become the most serious crisis in Russian relations with the west since the cold war.At the same time, a referendum on more autonomy for the region due on 30 March was brought forward to 16 March, and the question was changed to give residents the option to unify >>>