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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Protest artist cuts off earlobe, months after he nailed scrotum to Red Square

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... to represent the damage resulting from police "returning to the use of psychiatry for political goals". He wrote: "Armed with psychiatric diagnoses, the bureaucrat in a white lab coat ... last year when he nailed his scrotum to Red Square as "a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference and fatalism of modern Russian society". ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital after he was admitted for tests

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 08:16pm by AFP

    ... and instituted the sweeping political and economic reforms that became known as glasnost (openness) and pere stroika (rebuilding) in a move to re-energise the nation. In 1991 his reforms gave ... recognition, in recent years Gorbachev has played only a marginal role in Russian politics, though he has criticised Russian President Vladimir Putin and called for him to give up his increasingly ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he is willing to lead Russia

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Mikhail Khodorkovsky- pardoned by Putin in December- breaks political silence to launch movement challenging the president I'm willingto lead Russia:ex-tycoon Former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin, openly stated his political ambitions by announcing he would be ready, if called upon, to lead ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Tiger character to join Russian children's TV show is Putin's choice

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 08:31pm by GDN

    ... The popular poet and political satirist Dmitry Bykov predicted the character would either be a tiger or a hedgehog, writing that the spiny creature would "be a symbol of the defensive ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Moscow anti-corruption drive spreads to Far East

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Moscow

    ... changed. Political strategists, searching for ideas to consolidate the country around Putin, may seize on fighting corruption as a Kremlin effort, and recent steps hint at a populist push to expose ... The main thing is that we should not stand aside and watch what is happening but take an active part in it." Political observers have watched the anti-corruption drive curiously, debating ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Poland gets promise gas supplies from Russia will return to normal

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:04pm by GDN, Reuters

    ... there was more likely a technical not a political problem. "If Gazprom wanted to punish the Poles then it would not do so surely when the weather was warm and in breach of its contractual ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian authorities tighten hold on opposition with ‘bloggers’ law’

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... the blog of anti-corruption politician Alexei Navalny, a prominent anti-Kremlin leader. Navalny remains under house arrest on corruption charges and is barred from communicating with the media. ... in popular culture. Fines on individuals range from US$280 to US$1,400. For organisations, such as Navalny's anti-corruption site, the fines can be up to US$14,000 per violation. Adding ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia’s Putin fires top general amid corruption scandal

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 09:12pm by Reuters in Moscow

    ... minister following a corruption scandal. Putin removed General Nikolai Makarov as his top general and replaced him with General Valery Gerasimov, the commander of Russia’s forces in the central ... said at a meeting with Shoigu and Gerasimov. Serdyukov was replaced following the launch of an investigation into corruption at a Defence Ministry company. He had made many enemies in the world ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

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

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

    ... is a conservative," says a former Kremlin official who knows him personally. "Making dramatic decisions is not his style. He is good with speaking aggressively, and is not 'politically correct' ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia extends scrutiny of McDonald’s after closing four branches in Moscow

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 07:24pm

    ... were politically motivated. “There are complaints about the quality and safety of the products in fast food restaurant chain McDonald’s,” said the regulatory agency, known in Russian ...




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