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  1. 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

    ... cent Russian citizens," says Chubarov. "We have a full right to hold a referendum." Bakharev suggests holding one in "Londonland" as well, to laughter. Chubarov ...

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    Nasa gives order to suspend Russian co-operation following Ukraine crisis

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:01pm by NYT

    ... of Crimea, formerly part of Ukrainian territory. "Right now, everything is normal in our relationship with the Russians," Nasa administrator Charlie Bolden said last month when the agency ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    IOC defends ejection of transgender gay rights activist

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:26pm by AFP

    ... the ejection of an Italian transgender gay rights activist from the Sochi Games, saying the Olympic Park and venues were not the place for demonstrations. Activist Vladimir Luxuria, a former Italian ... for demonstrations, whether we are sympathetic or not IOC spokesman Mark Adams According to reports, Luxuria, dressed in rainbow colours of the gay rights movement, on the first occasion tried to brandish ...

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    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 ... and is covered with huge swaths of forests and barren tundra. "It's not right," Rachinsky said. "It's the same as a German concentration camp becoming a calling card ...

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    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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot hit back after horsewhip attack with video blasting Putin

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

    ... filmed in the centre of Sochi attacking President Vladimir Putin over the hosting of the Games and the rights climate in Russia. The video, titled Putin will teach you how to love the motherland, ... 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 ...

  8. 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 ... with slogans promoting gay rights. ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    IOC president tells world leaders to stop using Games as political platform

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

    ... Associated Press in Sochi IOC president accuses politicians concerned about gay rights in Russia of using Winter Olympics as a platform to serve their own agendas Stay out of games, ... by Western criticism of the anti-gay law and Russia’s record on human rights and other issues, making Sochi among the most politically charged Games in years. Obama had planned to send a delegation ...




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