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Russian Police Kill 2 Suspected Assassins

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Russian security officials say two men killed by police in Tatarstan were suspects in a murder plot targeting a top Muslim cleric. The two men killed Wednesday in Kazan are said to have been planning a major terrorist attack during Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holiday beginning at sundown Thursday. One member of the federal security […]

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Detained Russian Activist Details Abduction from Ukraine

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A jailed Russian opposition activist charged with planning mass riots has given details on how he was allegedly abducted from Ukraine by Russian special forces and tortured into confessing. Leonid Razvozzhayev, an assistant deputy of the opposition Just Russia party, told human rights activists visiting him Wednesday in detention that he was dragged into a […]

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Russian Opposition Activist Charged With Plotting Riots

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian investigators say they have charged an opposition activist with plotting riots, based on evidence from a pro-Kremlin television documentary. Russia’s Investigations Committee formally brought charges against Leonid Razvozzhayev, a senior leader of the Just Russia party. A committee spokesman, Vladimir Markin, says Razvozzhayev turned himself in Sunday in Ukraine and admitted to involvement in […]

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Russian Opposition Activist Charged With Plotting Riots

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian investigators say they have charged an opposition activist with plotting riots, based on evidence from a pro-Kremlin television documentary. Russia’s Investigations Committee formally brought charges against Leonid Razvozzhayev, a senior leader of the Just Russia party. A committee spokesman, Vladimir Markin, says Razvozzhayev turned himself in Sunday in Ukraine and admitted to involvement in […]

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Russian Opposition Activist Charged With Plotting Riots

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russian investigators say they have charged an opposition activist with plotting riots based on evidence from a television documentary. Russia’s Investigations Committee formally brought charges against Leonid Razvozzhayev, a senior leader of the Just Russia party, who was arrested on Sunday in Kyiv, Ukraine. Prosecutors say Razvozzhayev turned himself in and admitted to involvement in […]

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Russian Lawmakers Slam US Human Rights Record

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian lawmakers have accused the United States of double standards on human rights, criticizing Washington’s failure to close Guantanamo Bay prison and a range of alleged ills plaguing U.S. society. The country’s lower house of parliament, or Duma, on Monday heard the Russian Foreign Ministry report that says racism, social inequalities, prison brutality, electoral irregularities […]

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Russia’s Opposition Elects Leaders Online

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia’s opposition has held an online election for a 45-member leadership that will be tasked with organizing mass street protests against President Vladimir Putin into a more structured movement. Organizers say nearly 82,000 people participated in the balloting that ended Monday. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny won more than half of the votes. The poll comes […]

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Russia’s Roseneft Take Control of Major Oil Venture

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s state-controlled energy giant Rosneft has reached a deal to buy a competing energy company controlled by Britain’s BP and a group of Russian billionaires. Rosneft says it will pay nearly $55 billion for Russia’s third-largest oil company, TNK-BP, in a deal that will leave BP with about a 20 percent stake in the merged […]

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Russia Arrests 2nd Opposition Activist, Punk Band Members Sent to Prison

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Russian investigators say they have arrested a second opposition activist in a crackdown against opponents of President Vladimir Putin, after the activist turned himself in. In a statement, Russia’s Investigations Committee says Leonid Razvozzhayev, an assistant deputy of the opposition Just Russia party, admitted to involvement in organizing mass disturbances in Russia and taking part […]

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Russia: Security Forces Kill 49 Militants in North Caucasus Operation

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Russia says its security forces have killed 49 militants in an anti-terror operation in the North Caucasus region, home to a long-running Islamist insurgency. In a videotaped statement released Sunday, a Russian Anti-Terror Committee spokesman (Nikolai Sintsov) said Russian forces also detained 30 militants, destroyed 90 militant bases and seized weapons caches throughout the region. […]

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