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EU Expresses Concern about Russian Judiciary

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Parliament has expressed deep concern about the judicial system in Russia, saying there has been a recent upsurge in “politically motivated intimidation and prosecution of opposition activists.” Thursday’s statement noted the recent two-year prison sentences of three members of the punk band Pussy Riot for staging a protest earlier this year against the […]

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Russian Factory Fire Kills 17 Vietnamese Migrants

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A fire in a Russian clothing factory south of Moscow killed 14 Vietnamese migrant workers Tuesday. The blaze broke out on the second floor of the small building in the town of Yegoryevsk. A Moscow emergencies official says the doors were locked and the workers apparently tried to smash them down with hammers. The cause […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills Muslim Cleric, 5 Others in Russia’s Dagestan

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A female suicide bomber posing as a Muslim pilgrim killed a leading moderate Islamic scholar and at least five others Tuesday in the restive southern Russian republic of Dagestan. Dagestan’s interior ministry says Said Atsayev, a widely respected Suffi Muslim spiritual leader who opposed radical Islam, was killed when the unidentified woman entered his home […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills Muslim Cleric, 5 Others in Russia’s Dagestan

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A female suicide bomber killed a leading Muslim scholar and at least five other people during an attack in the Dagestan region in Russia’s North Caucasus. Dagestan’s interior ministry says the woman, posing as a pilgrim, walked into the home of Said Atsayev and detonated a suicide belt, killing him along with five followers. Atsayev, […]

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Punk Band: 2 Wanted Band Members Flee Russia to Avoid Arrest

Posted August 26th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Russian punk band Pussy Riot says two members wanted by Russian authorities have fled the country to escape arrest. The feminist band tweeted on Sunday that two band mates were currently “recruiting foreign feminists to prepare for new actions.” Pussy Riot’s three other band members were convicted earlier this month on charges of “hooliganism” […]

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Russia Becomes 156th Member of WTO

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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TYPE: CN )) Russia became the 156th member of the World Trade Organization on Wednesday, following nearly two decades of negotiations. Russia was one of the world’s last major economies to join the Geneva-based institution, having previously expressed concerns about the potential influx of Western goods and services. As part of its membership, Russia has […]

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Russia Becomes 156th Member of WTO

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Russia became the 156th member of the World Trade Organization on Wednesday, following nearly two decades of negotiations. Russia was one of the world’s last major economies to join the Geneva-based institution, having previously expressed concerns about the potential influx of Western goods and services. As part of its membership, Russia has agreed to lower […]

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Russia Faces Criticism over Band Sentence

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Russia is facing mounting criticism of the two-year prison sentence for “hooliganism” given to members of an all-female punk band for their protest in an Orthodox cathedral. A judge handed down the sentence Friday for three members of the band Pussy Riot, prompting demonstrations in cities across the globe, including Moscow, London, Paris and New […]

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US, EU Condemn Russian Sentence for Punk Band

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States, European governments and human rights activists have condemned the two-year prison sentence given to members of a Russian punk rock band. A Russian judge handed down the sentence for three members of the band Pussy Riot who performed a song ridiculing President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral. The U.S. State Department […]

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2 Years in Prison for Russian Punk Band ‘Hooliganism’

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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VIDEO: attached at bottom, shot lists in Asset Manager A Russian judge has handed down a sentence of two years in prison for the members of an all-female punk band who performed a song ridiculing President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral. The three members of Pussy Riot smiled and laughed in the moments after […]

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