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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia spent record US$11.3b in one day defending rouble

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... pressure due to concerns about conflict in Ukraine, central bank data showed yesterday. The Russian central bank moved on Monday to prevent the Russian currency from falling further in value, after ... of currency interventions and no further details were given. But the central bank had indicated on Monday that it was prepared to make major interventions, saying that due to the increased volatility ...

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    Pussy Riot hit back after horsewhip attack with video blasting Putin

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 09:57pm by WASHPOST

    ... on a two-year hooliganism sentence for performing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral in 2012. They were freed early in an amnesty last December. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) warned the women on Wednesday it would be "wholly inappropriate" to stage demonstrations outside the Olympic venues. However, central Sochi is some 30 kilometres north of the main Olympic Park. ...

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    Two members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot released in Sochi

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sochi Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina detained while walking in central Sochi Shouting and wearing their trademark garish balaclavas, two members of the punk ... for a new song. Tolokonnikova also said police had shoved her and other detainees and that the group would file a complaint about their treatment to Russia’s Investigative Committee. Pussy Riot, ...

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    IOC defends ejection of transgender gay rights activist

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sochi Olympic Park and venues not the place for demonstrations, says International Olympic Committee The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday defended the ejection of an Italian transgender gay rights activist from the Sochi Games, saying the Olympic Park and venues were not the place for demonstrations. Activist Vladimir Luxuria, a former Italian ...

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

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

    ... a middle-aged woman standing in the crowd. Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow in a demonstration on May 6, 2012 to protest against Putin's third term. But the rally ended ...

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    Two Austrian athletes receive Winter Olympics kidnap threat

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

    ... Associated Press in Vienna Austrian athletes receive kidnap threats The Austrian Olympic Committee has received an anonymous letter containing a kidnap threat against two of its team ... month at a World Cup event in Koenigssee, Germany. The kidnap threat comes less than two weeks after a string of European Olympic committees received e-mails containing hoax terrorist threats ...

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    Gunman kills two in church off Russia’s eastern coast

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 03:47pm by Reuters

    ... of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on the island in the Sea of Okhotsk, north of Japan, the federal investigative committee said. It added that the suspect had worked as a security guard in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, some 6,650 ...

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    IOC president tells world leaders to stop using Games as political platform

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 03:39am by AP

    ... leaders told The president of the International Olympic Committee has accused world leaders of using the Sochi Games as a political platform “on the backs of the athletes”, and of snubbing ... the anti-gay law, but Bach said the committee was a sports organisation with limited responsibilities. Bach was speaking  at the opening of the IOC’s three-day session, or general assembly.  Putin ...

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    Armed student kills two in Moscow school hostage crisis

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 06:03pm by Reuters

    ... than 330 people, mostly children, were killed. Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said the student may have suffered an “emotional breakdown” when he entered the school ... getting into the school and then went to a classroom full of 10th graders, the federal Investigative Committee said. “On the way, the shooter wounded a teacher, who later died,” it said ...

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    Seven militants killed in anti-terrorism raid in southern Russia: official

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 08:38pm by AFP

    ... before the Sochi Winter Olympics, officials said yesterday. The National Anti-Terrorist Committee said the militants killed in the majority-Muslim North Caucasus region of Dagestan were possibly linked to an attack on a restaurant in which 16 people were injured on Friday evening. "Seven militants were killed," a spokesman for the anti-terrorist committee said, noting ...




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