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Posner Fails to Invite Oppositionists on TV

Television host Vladimir Posner promised to invite leading oppositionists onto his show in March, but that deadline is now fully passed and no such invitations have been made.

Apr 6, 2011 | Continued
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Police Officer Fired After Assaulting Channel One Journalist

A police officer who assaulted a female journalist from Channel One after an unsuccessful attempt to flirt with her has been fired following media reports about the attack.

Apr 4, 2011 | Continued
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Nashi Leader Sues Beaten Journalist for Slander

Beaten journalist Oleg Kashin is being sued for slander after posting comments online accusing Nashi leader Vasily Yakemenko of being involved in an attack against him.

Mar 28, 2011 | Continued
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Russia to Auto-Monitor Online Media for ‘Extremism’

Russia’s federal communcations agency plans to implement a system that would automatically monitor online media for instances of “extremism.”

Mar 23, 2011 | Continued
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Central Electoral Commission Looks to Regulate Social Media

Russia’s Central Electoral Commission is proposing a ban on “political agitation” on blogs and social media on the day before national elections; critics say the move is “stupid” and could lead to abuse.

Mar 18, 2011 | Continued
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Posner Plans to Interview Nemtsov in March

Russian television host Vladimir Posner says he plans to invite Boris Nemtsov on his show on state-run Channel One in March, along with Valeriya Novodvorskaya and possibly Garry Kasparov.

Feb 24, 2011 | Continued
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Investigators Deny ‘Stolen Wife’ Motive in Kashin’s Attack

Beaten journalist Oleg Kashin says investigators seem to believe his attack to have been prompted by a jealous husband whose wife he supposedly stole, but are too shy to announce and deny it to Kashin himself.

Feb 16, 2011 | Continued
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Aide Says Khodorkovsky Verdict Was ‘Made to Order’

In an interview with, an aide to the judge who convicted Mikhail Khodorkovsky last Christmas claims that the judge was pressured into writing the verdict by high-level Russian officials.

Feb 14, 2011 | Continued
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Putin Gives Go-Ahead to Show Kasparov, Nemtsov on TV

In a surprising break from tradition, Vladimir Putin has apparently given the go-ahead to prominent TV host Vladimir Posner to bring opposition figures such as Garry Kasparov and Boris Nemtsov on television.

Feb 5, 2011 | Continued
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Medvedev Contrasts Putin in Year-End Interview

Dmitri Medvedev discussed the role of the opposition, the quality of Russian television, the second case against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and a host of other issues in a televised year-end interview.

Dec 26, 2010 | Continued