All Posts Tagged With: "BBC"

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky ‘Prepared to Die in Prison’

Jailed oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky gave his final speech at the conclusion of the second government court case against him, saying he was prepared to die in prison.

Nov 2, 2010 | Continued
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Police Question Musicians Over Song Played at Khimki Rally

Moscow city police are questioning the musical group Barto in regards to a song they performed at an opposition rally, calling certain lyrics “extremist;” the artists maintain the song is a love song.

Sep 6, 2010 | Continued
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Medvedev Orders Halt to Khimki Forest Destruction

President Medvedev has announced an immediate halt to road construction through the Khimki Forest, following weeks of protests and a set of sudden, unexpected appeals from United Russia and Moscow Mayor Luzhkov.

Aug 26, 2010 | Continued
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Scientist Critical of Olympic Construction Flees Russia

A top geologist working as a consultant for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi has fled to Ukraine, fearing that he may be arrested on trumped-up charges motivated by his warnings about construction for the games.

Apr 19, 2010 | Continued
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London: Russian Authorities Responsible for Litvinenko Murder

Unnamed sources within the British intelligence community have told the BBC that they have strong evidence the Russian state was involved in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.

Jul 8, 2008 | Continued
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Lugovoi Faces Litvinenko Murder Charge

The BBC and others are reporting that the UK’s director of public prosecutions has recommended Russian former KGB officer Andrei Lugovoi should be charged with the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. Himself a former KGB member, Litvinenko had asylum in England and was killed by the radioactive substance Polonium-210. He died on November 23, 2006. The […]

May 22, 2007 | Continued