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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia may build tourist camps on former gulag sites

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 12:26am by GDN

    ... But the human rights group Memorial, which works to preserve records of political repression including the gulag labour camp system, has questioned the tourist camp proposal. Memorial activist Yan ... for Germany." Bolot Bochkaryov, who helps organise expeditions to Yakutia and runs the blog AskYakutia.com said adventure travellers who braved the rugged highway were often interested in the history ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Mikhail Gorbachev the whipping boy of disciples of lost Soviet empire

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

    ... that Gorbachev will be prosecuted. President Vladimir Putin has shown scant interest in the idea of going after former presidents. One day, after all, he will become one himself. Still, ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian envoys outline plan to 'take over world' in unauthenticated tape of leaked conversation

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:34am by GDN

    ... to leave Bulgaria, Romania and the "Baltic s***"in the EU for now, and Bakharev says it would be more interesting to go for California or Miami. "Exactly, Miamiland is f****** 95 per ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    US to add six F-15 jet fighters to Nato Baltic patrols, Lithuania says

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 07:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Vilnius

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vilnius US send jets to Lithuania as President Dalia Grybauskaite cautions that Russia is trying to redraw Europe according to its own interests The United States will on Thursday send six additional F-15 fighter jets to step up Nato air patrols over the Baltic states, mission host Lithuania said as West-Russia tensions simmered over Ukraine. “I have had ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

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

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

    ... to deflect criticism of its human rights record before the Olympic Games. While the Pussy Riot members were under arrest and later in Russian prison, their cause attracted some celebrity followers ... members. Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina, inseparable since their release, insisted they were no longer interested in performing and set up a rights group, pledging to devote all their time to helping ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia has vital economic and defence interests in Arctic, Putin says

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Putin says nation has vital interests in the Arctic Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country has vital defence and economic interests in the Arctic, citing ... and they now face charges carrying seven-year jail sentences, underlining Moscow's interest in the Arctic. Putin has ordered a Soviet-era military base reopened in the Arctic as part of a drive ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

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

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

    ... The trial was adjourned and scheduled to continue on Monday when sentences are expected to be handed down. The defence team and human rights organisations have called the proposed sentences 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 ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot hit back after horsewhip attack with video blasting Putin

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

    ... The Russian-language and highly colloquial lyrics slam the human rights situation in Russia, referencing the activists who are still jailed over a Moscow anti-Putin protest in 2012 and the jailed Sochi ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Two members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot released in Sochi

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

    ... of issues, notably human and gay rights. Since their release in December, they have made many appearances overseas to push their campaign for improved conditions in Russia’s prisons. Alekhina ... renewed criticism. “In Putin’s Russia, the authorities have turned the Olympic rings – a worldwide symbol of hope and striving for the best of the human spirit – into handcuffs to shackle freedom ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Jews in Sochi, Russia remember 1972 attack at Munich Summer Olympics

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 12:32am by WASHPOST

    ... the Pew Research Centre estimates that only 235,000 people identify as Jewish in Russia. Nationalism has been on the rise in Russia, and human rights activists say minorities are under threat. ...




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