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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Crash of Tatarstan Airlines flight puts Russian civil aviation under spotlight

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 03:19am by Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Disaster involving 23-year-old plane is latest to hit poorly regulated airlines Crash puts Russian flight safety in question Russia yesterday sought reasons for its latest deadly plane crash, which has raised alarm about the safety of its civil aviation. Investigators are focusing on a fault with the 23-year-old plane or pilot error as the probable ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin accepts 'changes' in Syria

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... long-time ally. At his annual news conference, which lasted four hours, Putin said Moscow stood for a settlement that would "prevent the country from breakup and an endless civil war". ... economic statistics and defended his iron-willed rule. He denied running an "authoritarian system" in which all branches of power and most facets of society closely followed the dictates ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Members of Pussy Riot defiant after their release from prison in Russia

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... feminist punks who staged a handful of guerrilla performances in Moscow to the stars of a global cause celebre symbolising the repression of civil dissent under Putin. They received support from luminaries ranging from Madonna to Yoko Ono to Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. The case also polarised Russian society, with Orthodox conservatives regularly getting into fights with Pussy ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Ban on lacy underwear leads to panty protests in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:47pm by AP

    ... Belarus and Kazakhstan. And it has struck a chord in societies where La Perla and Victoria's Secret are panty paradises compared to the unflattering and unshapely cotton underwear ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia pulls out of US drugs agreement

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 09:46pm by AFP

    ... against Russia aimed at punishing those responsible for rights abuses. The announcement came just days after the United States said it was quitting a joint committee on civil society in protest ... maintaining that mechanism (the civil society working group) was either useful or appropriate”. Putin returned to the Kremlin in May after serving four years as premier in the face of the first ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Fury as Russia jails opposition leader Alexei Navalny

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 03:49pm by AFP

    ... to allow an appeal and cease pressure on anti-corruption activists. “Navalny’s harsh prison sentence is the latest example of a disturbing trend aimed at suppressing dissent in civil society in Russia,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said at a briefing. Navalny’s harsh prison sentence is the latest example of a disturbing trend aimed at suppressing dissent in civil society in Russia ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia pulls plug on USAid programmes

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 04:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... at promoting a wide range of human rights and civil society programmes. An annual budget of around US$50 million also went towards funding the fight against Aids and tuberculosis, as well as protecting ... and the development of a more robust civil society in Russia,” she said. A senior US official, who asked not to be named, said: “We regret this decision by the Russian government... But that does not mean we ...

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    Outrage among Russian public forces release of Navalny until appeal

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 03:14pm by AFP

    ... prison sentence is the latest example of a disturbing trend of government actions aimed at suppressing dissent in civil society in Russia,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said. Obama and Putin ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian nationalists in anti-migrant march in Moscow

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... and Kremlin critics have long accused Putin of fostering dangerous nationalist sentiments in society in order build a broad-based coalition of middle-class Russians around his 13-year rule. Ethnic ...

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    Russia opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov under house arrest

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 11:02am by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... detained but later released. According to the non-government organisation Human Rights Watch, Russian civil society was subject last year to the worst repression since the fall of the Soviet Union ...




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