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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg, Pavel Durov, flees as pressure grows

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 09:56pm by AP

    ... into Durov's alleged participation in a hit-and-run incident. In June 2013, the case was quietly closed, but the message it sent was clear. In January, he sold his remaining 12 per cent share ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Mikhail Gorbachev the whipping boy of disciples of lost Soviet empire

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:08pm by WASHPOST

    ... on the investigation request. "Since all problems in Russia have apparently been solved, only one little case remains," he said. "That is to jail Gorbachev." There is little likelihood ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia closes first case against Greenpeace activists

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 09:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russia has closed the criminal case against one of the 30 crew of a Greenpeace ship who were charged with hooliganism over a protest against Gazprom oil drilling in the Arctic, the group said on Tuesday. The move, part of a Kremlin-backed amnesty, should pave the way for the other 29 crew to have their cases closed and then allow the 26 foreign ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Hundreds detained after seven receive long jail terms for anti-Putin protest

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:44pm by AFP

    ... case that has become a symbol of the harsh crackdown on opposition protests since Putin returned to the Kremlin. Several hundred supporters gathered outside the court shouting slogans ... sentences are harsh and inappropriate. They were issued based on the political situation, not on the nature of the charges," he said. An eighth defendant, the only woman in the case, was given ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian court places Putin foe Alexei Navalny under house arrest

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 06:43pm by Reuters

    ... that will keep him out of a 2018 presidential vote, and has been charged with theft and money-laundering in a separate case that has not come to trial. Ukraine unrest Navalny was one of hundreds ... spokeswoman Anna Veduta said on Twitter. The measures were imposed in connection with a case in which Navalny and his brother are charged with stealing 26 million roubles (US$720,000) from a Russian ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Protest at Moscow court as eight convicted of anti-Putin violence

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... outside the heavily guarded tribunal at the Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow where the case against the seven men and one woman was heard. They included opposition leader Alexei Navalny, ... disproportionately harsh. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have said that the charge of "mass riots" is inappropriate and called the case politically motivated. The trial previously ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    IOC defends ejection of transgender gay rights activist

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:26pm by AFP

    ... or not. “This (issue) has split opinions around the world so we would ask anyone to make their case somewhere else.” The controversy comes after the furore that preceded the Games over Russia’s ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia’s Putin ‘determined’ Snowden case will not hurt US ties

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin is determined not to allow a spat over Edward Snowden to hurt ties with the United States, his spokesman said on Friday. However, the spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Putin was not involved in talks over th ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot play the media and Russian authorities on visit to Sochi

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 06:09am by AP

    ... meeting former prison inmates and publicising cases of abuse in Russian prisons. The women had kept a low profile since arriving last Sunday, apparently to film clips for their new song. But when ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Two Austrian athletes receive Winter Olympics kidnap threat

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... The athletes named were Alpine skier Marlies Schild and skeleton pilot Janine Flock. "We have immediately alerted the Federal Criminal Agency, which is investigating the case," Mennel said. ...




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