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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia tightens controls on foreign media ownership to stifle dissent

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 11:05pm by WASHPOST

    ... it for their own benefit, at this moment, I want to say that I am ready to close down Russia and ensure its security." The law deals the sharpest blow to Russia's most prominent independent daily ... of these outlets, from the Disney Channel to Russia's version of Cosmopolitan. At a time when the government is cutting social spending, funding for state media is going up. The international arm ...

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    Moscow's Night Wolves bikers are rebels with a cause

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 11:10pm by AFP

    ... "The biker lifestyle is anti-social. It's all about 'let's drink beer, break glasses, and if anyone has a problem with that, we beat them up'," said Benish, who at 46 ... varied social backgrounds, from car mechanics, to businessmen- even a few monks. "Everyone is free to join- except for women," said Benish. "Years ago when it was founded, the club ...

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    Putin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he is willing to lead Russia

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AFP

    ... fled the country under pressure from security services- joined the online ceremony. Khodorkovsky, who lives in Switzerland with his family, openly supported a Ukrainian uprising that ousted ...

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    Putin touts Russian weapons build-up with ICBM submarine launch

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... the economy. We have warned that we would take [measures] to ensure our security VLADIMIR PUTIN Putin accused the West of using the crisis in Ukraine to reinvigorate Nato, warning that Moscow would ... defence plans and other decisions he said have challenged Russia's security. "We have warned many times that we would have to take corresponding countermeasures to ensure our ...

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    History of Nato-Russia relations

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... on US technology, will see the progressive deployment of missile interceptors and powerful radars in Poland and Romania. Russia fears the project could compromise its security and it deployed ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    A glimpse into the opaque world of Vladimir Putin's Kremlin

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by GDN

    ... actions in Ukraine. But those who disapprove have no forum in which to voice their doubts. Evgeny Minchenko, an analyst who studies Kremlin elites, says that the security services, after ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot members suing Moscow in European Court of Human Rights

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:35pm by GDN

    ... violated four articles of the European Convention on Human Rights guaranteeing the rights to freedom of expression, liberty and security and a fair trial, and prohibiting torture. The ECHR's questions to the Russian government on the case earlier this year suggested that the harsh schedule of trial hearings, the glass cage in which the defendants were kept and the heightened security ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia passes law to force websites to store data on servers inside the country

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:32pm by Reuters

    ... the country, a move the Kremlin says is for data protection but which critics see an attack on social networks. The law, passed on Friday, will mean that from 2016, all internet companies will have to move Russian data onto servers based in Russia or face being blocked from the web. That would probably affect US-based social networks such as Facebook, analysts say. Coming after new rules ...

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    Russia buries dead and tightens security as bombings toll hits 34

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 05:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... to assist policing Sochi and called for closer security cooperation that had been recently lacking as relations between powers plumbed post-Cold War lows. US National Security Council spokeswoman ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russia beefed up security and mourned its dead on Tuesday as the toll from jarring successive-day suicide strikes in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympic ...

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Moscow Founder of popular social media network VK, a regular critic of the government, forced out of company as cronies of Vladimir Putin move in Internet rebel flees Russia as pressure grows The founder of Russia's leading social media network- a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg- has left his post as chief executive and fled ...




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