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  1. The tortuous birth of a credible opposition

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer He took off the Kremlin dog collar,' explained a friend of Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia's third-richest man, as the political party Prokhorov had founded to run against ... Russians back their self-respect and a modest degree of prosperity. He would win a free election hands down. So in Russia's interest, he should lighten up and allow the political system ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    On 1991 coup anniversary, Putin accused of turning clock back

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... with his wife and five-year-old daughter, he placed a flower at the memorial that reads "Defenders of democracy in Russia died here in August 1991". Later, there was a rally behind the White House- the spot where Boris Yeltsin, as the new president of the state of Russia, had stood defiantly on an armoured vehicle sent to drive out the pro-democracy Muscovites who had gathered ...

  3. News - World - LITHUANIA

    Lithuanian opposition parties to form coalition government

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Vilnius

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vilnius Lithuanian parties to form coalition Lithuanian politics were in turmoil yesterday after the president moved to block three opposition parties from forming ... in 2006 for a conflict-of-interest case involving business in Russia, was indignant. "This is a democratic country and no one has the right to spit on the people's choice," he said. ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Billionaire Lebedev charged over attack on fellow TV guest

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... social-political activity." Lebedev is part owner, alongside former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, of Novaya Gazeta, Russia's leading opposition and investigative newspaper. He has also come ... anti-corruption project RosPil. Lebedev said last month that he planned to cease his business activities in Russia because of unprecedented pressure from the security services. His son, Evgeny Lebedev, ...

  5. Russia's communists embrace democracy

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Fred Weir

    ... Fred Weir in Moscow Russia's ailing Communist Party has chosen a surprising late-life mission: to champion democracy against the encroachment of an increasingly authoritarian Kremlin. 'We are ready to work with all who support multiparty politics, human rights and civic freedoms,' says Vladimir Kashin, deputy chairman of the party and a member of its dwindling ...

  6. Fight on terrorism will top Wen's agenda in Russia

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Jiabao travels to Russia and Kyrgyzstan next week, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said. The premier was scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders of state at a meeting of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO), which included Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. 'China and Russia are both direct victims of international terrorism... Therefore, we have ...

  7. 'No quarrel' with Russia on Siberian oil pipeline

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Siberia with northeast China, says the ambassador to Russia. At a rare press conference in Moscow, Liu Guchang rejected claims that the Russian government had been influenced by Japanese lobbying in rerouting the pipeline, and stressed that Beijing and Moscow had agreed on the project. China and Russia signed a preliminary agreement in 2000 to build an oil pipeline from Angarsk in Eastern ...

  8. Putin fires starting gun on two-horse race to be his successor

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Fred Weir

    ... in Russia. The last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, and former president Boris Yeltsin both resigned, but only after all their other political options had run out. 'If this happens, ... the birth rate. That odd bit of political theatre may have been the starting gun for a race between Kremlin insiders to win the mantle of Mr Putin's heir apparent, a contest that seems likely ...

  9. Best foot forward

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Parfitt

    ... Amid souring relations with the west, Russia is stepping up efforts to boost its profile on the world stage, writes Tom Parfitt Spinning Russia is not an easy task, admits Margarita ... editor of Russia Today, the English-language satellite television channel launched by the Kremlin in December, it is a daily challenge she claims to relish. 'We're not dealing ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot fugitives 'forced to skip Russia' after anti-Putin altar protest

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Moscow Pair sought by police over anti-Putin protest 'recruiting overseas' amid persecution fears Pussy Riot fugitives 'forced to flee Russia' Two members ... on the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of Putin. The sentence drew sharp international criticism of the Russian government, while opposition groups have portrayed it as part of a Kremlin clampdown. Police ...




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