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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin holds back on retaliatory sanctions against US over Crimea

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:04pm by Reuters

    ... explaining the sanctions, the US Treasury said: "Gennady Timchenko is one of the founders of Gunvor, one of the world’s largest independent commodity trading companies involved in the oil ... on Wednesday as part of what the company called a "contingency plan". Moscow retaliated by announcing its own sanctions against senior US politicians, with the Foreign Ministry saying ...

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    Mikhail Gorbachev the whipping boy of disciples of lost Soviet empire

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

    ... the deputies' demand tapped into a not-insignificant national sentiment. In a survey published by the independent Levada polling centre in January, 86 per cent of respondents over 55 regretted ...

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    Moscow threatens US with retaliation after JPMorgan blocks diplomat's fund transfer

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Moscow reacts as US sanctions against Russia following its annexing of Crimea started to take effect with JPMorgan Chase blocking a money transfer by a Russian diplomat Moscow on Wednesday threatened retaliatory action against US diplomats after US bank JPMorgan Chase blocked a transfer of funds carried out by a Russian envoy. Russia considered ...

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    US says Russia is refusing to share details of terror threats against Sochi Olympics

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:21am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Moscow keeps Games threats under wraps Russia has refused to share specific information on terror threats made against the Sochi Olympics with Washington. The revelation yesterday by a US ... in North Caucasus republics such as Dagestan, who are seeking their own independent state, have vowed to disrupt the Games to undermine Putin. We have offered any assistance that they might want ...

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    Russian court places Putin foe Alexei Navalny under house arrest

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

    ... Mikhail Khodorkovsky and two members Pussy Riot before the Sochi Olympics, which ended last week. Navalny, who gained prominence with blog posts alleging government corruption, emerged from ... of people detained on Monday at protests against the jailing of seven activists convicted of rioting and attacking police at a demonstration against Putin on the eve of his inauguration ...

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

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

    ... The ban was first outlined in 2010 by the Eurasian Economic Commission, which regulates the customs union, and it won't go into effect until July 1. But a consumer outcry against ... into effect this summer as planned. The Eurasian Economic Commission declined to comment on Monday, saying it was preparing to issue a statement about the underwear ban. While consumer outrage may ...

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

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

    ... of protesters yesterday outside a court that sentenced seven activists to prison terms of up to four years over demonstrations against Vladimir Putin's third presidential inauguration. The Moscow ... on May 6, 2012. Most have been in custody since then. Amnesty International called the guilty verdict against the activists a "hideous injustice" and condemned the hearings ...

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

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

    ... A Russian court yesterday found eight people guilty of mass riots and attacking police at a 2012 protest against Vladimir Putin's third term in office. About 1,000 people stood in protest 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, ...

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

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

    ... it is. A letter published by original Pussy Riot members in recent weeks attacked Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina for seeking publicity and going against the original values of the band. ... artists". Pussy Riot started out in 2011 as an anonymous feminist punk band. Most prominently, they staged unannounced performances outside a Moscow jail and on Red Square aimed against President ...

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    Russia's only opposition television news channel faces closure

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

    ... television  provider said it would pull the plug on broadcasts from next week. TV Rain, one of the few surviving sources of independent news in a landscape dominated by state media, said ... to  500,000. TV Rain’s editor-in-chief, Mikhail Zygar, said: “A serious war is being waged against us.” ...




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