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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

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Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review May 10, 2012 / 17 Iyar, 5772

Putin sends warning to U.S., NATO in Victory Day speech at Red Square

By Sergei L. Loiko


Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks with a WWII veteran on the Red Square, during the Victory Day Parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany in Moscow


Russian president pledges country's vigilance over world security


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WOSCOW — (MCT) Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a speech Wednesday marking the country's Victory Day holiday commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany, declared his intention to remain a tough leader focused on world security.

Putin stressed to thousands of soldiers, veterans and dignitaries gathered in Red Square the importance of compliance with international norms and the respect for state sovereignty.

"Russia has been consistently pursuing a policy of strengthening the world's security and we have a great moral right to take a principled and insistent stand," said Putin, who on Monday was inaugurated for a third term as president. "It was our country that took upon itself the main strike by the Nazis."

The short speech received a standing ovation and was followed by the traditional manifestation of Russian military might. Thousands of troops marched on the cobblestones of Red Square and military hardware rolled across the historic landmark.


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In addition to celebrating Russia's role in ending World War II, Putin's speech was a warning to the United States and NATO about involvement in Syria and Iran even though no specific countries were mentioned, several analysts and observers said.

"President Putin made it quite clear who is nursing aggressive plans in the world today," Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party and its faction in parliament, traditionally loyal to the Kremlin said in an interview after the speech. "It is the United States and NATO without any doubt."

Sergei Markov, vice-president of the Plekhanov Moscow University of Economics and a Kremlin adviser, said in an interview that Putin showed he has no intention of pandering to aggressive plans.

"Our leader made it clear that such threats that arise from the United States exist today and can eventually lead to a global confrontation," Markov said in an interview.

Many analysts have said they are concerned with the increasing militarization of Russia's rhetoric and political and economic decisions.

Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said last week that Russia may consider a pre-emptive strike on a missile defense system in Europe if the U.S.-led NATO project continues as planned.

In November, then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev threatened to withdraw from the New START nuclear arms control deal with the U.S. and deploy missiles aimed toward U.S. defense installations in Europe after becoming upset over missile defense consultations between the two countries.

Officials say the defense budget of Russia for 2012-2014 will see a 20 percent to 22 percent boost at the expense of education, health care and housing sectors of the economy, while the salaries of military servicemen have already been more than doubled.

Putin's speech was a program statement based on his understanding of Russia's role in modern world, said Andrei Kortunov, President of the New Eurasia Foundation, a Moscow-based think tank.

"I wouldn't say how ethically acceptable was the allusion to Hitler's Germany in talking about the current challenges, but Vladimir Vladimirovich (Putin) took advantage of the occasion to outline Russia's course to strengthen its military might, to stand firm by its position on NATO strategic defense in Europe, and to promote its vision of regional problems in Syria, Iran and possibly North Korea," Kortunov said in an interview.

Also Wednesday, police again arrested dozens of anti-Putin protesters in different parts of Moscow. Opposition leaders Alexei Navalny and Sergei Udaltsov were each sentenced by a Moscow district court to 15 days in prison for disobeying the police during an unsanctioned gathering Tuesday night.

© 2012, Los Angeles Times. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

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