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Was the change in government in Ukraine legal?

President Putin recently called the change in government in Ukraine an "anti-constitutional coup and a military seizure of power". Obviously, the interim government and their Western allies disagree, ...

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What is the United States' interest in Ukraine?

I read several articles on why Russia is interested in Ukraine. But not much found on why USA is going after it. Appreciate if someone can explain this to me.

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How could it happen that Ukraine soldiers did not try to defend against the invasion?

What I do not understand about the current Crimea crisis, is how could this invasion be successful without anyone firing a gun. Weren't there ukranian soldiers stationed in Crimea? Maybe the ...

7 answers | Oct 17 at 23:28 by Lohoris on Politics politics.stackexchange.com
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Consequences of changing Ukrainian for Russian Citizenship for an Expat living in France

I am an Ukrainian Citizen married to a French citizen and living in France of a French Residence Permit for as yet limited validity, obtained based on my marriage certificate + Spouse Visa as granted ...

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How do you edit in multicamera mode if you have a mask on one track?

I'm using Sony Vegas Pro 10, and I have one track that I need to pixelate someone's face on. There are 4 video tracks total. So, I have one track where a Pixelation mask is applied. Now I'm trying ...

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Best Sony Vegas Pro 13 videogame footage rendering options for YouTube

In order to practice video montage and Sony Vegas Pro 13 as a hobby, I sometimes record online videogames matches I play so I can edit them and show them to my friends via YouTube. I used an Adobe ...

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Was it technically possible for BUK system to crash an airplane in Ukraine?

I have read in another forum, that its impossible that BUK system destroyed that airplane in Ukraine. The reason he says is - the airplane looks like shot by 30×165mm bullets - its not like blown by ...

3 answers | Sep 21 at 12:38 by SPeed_FANat1c on Politics politics.stackexchange.com
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Editing a movie from DVD in Sony Vegas?

I often have a movie (commercial, encrypted DVD) which I would like to import into Sony Vegas for further editing. The goal is to make my own private "Director's Cut", mixing the movie with some other ...

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Did medieval Russia reject Islam because of its prohibition against alcohol?

For a long time, I have been aware of a historical anecdote about the attempt to convert Russia to Islam. I don’t know where I first heard the anecdote: I’m pretty sure it was oral, so I had to dig a ...

1 answers | Sep 5 at 21:52 by gerrit on Skeptics skeptics.stackexchange.com
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What's going on in Crimea (Ukraine crisis) in simplest terms?

Simply put, what exactly is the whole Ukraine crisis about? I've read things about it, but I haven't really found anything concise and clear. EDIT: Also, how/why is the U.S. involved?

2 answers | Aug 31 at 0:00 by Politics989 on Politics politics.stackexchange.com
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Where does the right to refuse service come from?

I'm curious where this comes from, is it written law somewhere? Where is this right defined? It's normally written as we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone in restaurants or other ...

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Help with playback stutter in Sony Vegas Pro 11

I've got 2 DSLRs in my kit, a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon D3S, for 1080i and 720p respectively. I experienced stuttering playback with footage from both cameras, and figured it was something with Nikon's ...

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Why does Kaliningrad belong to Russia?

Kaliningrad: former name is Königsberg. I always wondered about why and how Russia kept Kaliningrad (located between Poland and Lithuania on the seaside). I see the strategic point of the city, it can ...

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Private visa agency in Thailand

A family member has contacted us from Thailand saying his visa to visit Thailand expired in April. He wishes to return to UK. He is an Irish citizen. He needs £2000.00 to help him pay fine, bills, ...

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Bringing and housing cats to Thailand?

I plan to teach in Thailand for 6-18 months and I have two adult cats I would like to bring with from the U.S. Is this a common and accepted practice? Will there be any issues with customs or housing? ...

1 answers | Aug 13 at 17:36 by Sam on Expatriates expatriates.stackexchange.com
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Does Hunter Biden work for a Ukrainian oil company?

Around May 2014, Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian oil company announced that it had added Hunter Biden (US Vice-President Joe Biden's son) to its board of directors. This caused a small controversy in ...

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Was Aeroflot SU2074 intended target in MH17 shooting?

In recently published video and press release SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) claims that intended target for the SA-11 operated by Russian separatists was Russian Aeroflot flight SU2074 (aka ...

1 answers | Aug 8 at 20:40 by vartec on Skeptics skeptics.stackexchange.com
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Did irradiated Chernobyl firefighters re-volunteer to avoid others being affected?

I don t have any link to the claim right now, but it is heavily repeated where I live. I'll edit to add a link later A commonly repeated story says that the firefighters that were tasked to stop the ...

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Was MH17's flight path rerouted?

I was reading this article which is an open letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron from former Russian President, Sergey Stepashin, and Russian Politician President, Sergey Glazyev regarding the ...

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Was the MH17 video taken in Ukraine-held territory?

According to MISH'S Global Economic Trend Analysis, On the CBS program “Face the Nation,” Mr. Kerry referred to a video that the Ukrainians have made public showing an SA-11 unit heading back to ...

1 answers | Jul 25 at 4:58 by ike on Skeptics skeptics.stackexchange.com
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Are there constituencies for the partition of the Ukraine?

The people of the Ukraine seem to be of two minds. Some (mostly in the West) want a west-leaning Ukraine free from Russia. Others (mostly in the East), want a Ukraine that's part of, or at least tied ...

2 answers | Jul 23 at 20:42 by Tom Au on Politics politics.stackexchange.com
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How accountable will Russia be if it emerges they have supplied the Surface-to-Air Weaponry that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17?

After today's events, there is a lot of speculation that Flight MH17 was brought down by surface to air weapons. Witnesses appear to have heard the loud explosions before the flight crashed, and ...

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How could the Ukrainian rebels get SAMs?

I know this counts as geopolitics(or maybe skeptics), but The US and Svobda have claimed that Malaysia flight MH17 was shot down by rebels. After reading This question in Travel Stack Exchange, I now ...

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Was the video about MH17 done the day before it crashed?

Was the video implicating rebels in the shooting down of MH17 created the day before the crash? Example claim donwload SBU video of recording of rebels talking of downing #MH17 and check the ...

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How responsible is Ukraine for allowing civil planes to fly over a war zone?

Regardless of who shot down the plane and taking into account that (non-civil) planes had been shot down before, is Ukraine in part responsible for allowing civil planes to fly over a war zone? It ...

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Multiple entry ED Visa in Thailand

I am wishing to apply for an ED visa, for legitimate interest in studying the language. However, I have the need to exit Thailand briefly, maybe two or three times within the study year. The school is ...

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Are United States scientists building a Stanford Torus space station in the Ukraine?

In late 2011 the prime minister of Ukraine said the following: But it is impossible to predict what will happen in 20 years. I will tell you a story: I just got back from a plant in ...

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Extension of stay in Thailand

What's the requirements to keep getting the extension of stay (90) days, or is it just a case of turn up pay the money? And how much extension are you allowed on ed visa?

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What level of autonomy do regions within the Russian Federation have?

So, in the United States, of course, there is the [10th Amendment] to the constitution, stating that powers not enumerated as adhering to the federal government are reserved either to the states or to ...

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