1. Iron Curtain

    Russia Condemns Ukraine Protests

    Protesters chant slogans outside the Parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday opened a high-tension session in which the opposition aims to put forward a vote of no-confidence in the government in the wake of both the president's shelving an agreement with the European Union and police violence against demonstrators protesting that decision. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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    As thousands of protesters continue pressing the Ukrainian government, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Ukrainian ministers that, "We're watching what's happening in your country. It's an internal affair of Ukraine, though it's really important to have stability and order there." The largest protests in Ukraine since the Orange Revolution have focused on the Prime Minister's decision to forego a trade deal with the European Union due to Russian opposition. On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin had spoken derisively of the protests, saying they were redolent of “pogroms” and are just trying to undermine the government.

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