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This is not explicitely about Europe, but Russian hacks already had been affecting Europe, e.g. interfering with the 2016 Brexit referendum. The European elections are coming. The hacks won’t stop.
 

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/trump-putin-and-the-big-hack

Trump, Putin, and the Big Hack

By David Remnick
January 6, 2017

[…] A declassified report concluded that Putin ordered a campaign of covert operations, from defamatory “fake news” articles about Clinton to the hack itself. […]

[…] Like many nationalist politicians in Europe, Trump has made plain his admiration for Putin, complimenting the Russian leader’s “great control over his country,” while at the same time failing to address the reality that Putin’s regime has instituted wholesale censorship of television, increased repressive measures on ordinary citizens, and unleashed his forces in Ukraine and Syria. (Putin, of course, discounts criticism of his policies as Western hypocrisy and points to everything from the invasion of Iraq, which he opposed, to the eastward expansion of NATO, which he sees as an aggressive act.) […]

Still Life

http://mikegrost.com/still.htm#Baum says about this heartwarming still life:

Carl Baum 1812 – 1877

American Still Life (c1848-1852) (AAR Volume 6, Number 2, page 24)

Baum is another American artist whose work resembles Roesen’s. American Still Life has a marble table piled high with an extravagance of fruit. There is also a bird’s nest. The picture is especially full of round fruit – hardly anything is elongated. Even the bunches of grapes make the grapes look fairly rounded, although still oblong. Most of the fruits in the picture are small, on the order of cherries. An orange looks positively huge. Baum also likes reddish fruits.

There is a posterized version (4000 x 5000) of Baum’s still life for your music chamber too.

As for the president’s choice, see: Douglas Wilson: About the Chick on the Piano … (2016-02-29).