All Posts Tagged With: "corruption"

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Kasparov: Gov’t Officials Will Answer For Their Crimes

As Russian oppositionists continue to sit out jail sentences received after the latest Strategy 31 rally, Garry Kasparov warns that the state officials involved in such corrupt and unlawful arrests and convictions will, at some point, have to answer for their crimes.

Jan 5, 2011 | Continued
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Ingush Newspaper Editor Shot in Car

The editor-in-chief of a regional Ingush newspaper has been shot in his car by unknown assailants; colleagues say it could have been motivated by anti-corruption materials published by the newspaper.

Nov 23, 2010 | Continued
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Sochi Anti-Corruption Activist Nearly Beaten to Death

A human rights advocate near Sochi has been beaten nearly to death, after releasing an audio recording that lead to the arrest of a government official for taking bribes.

Oct 27, 2010 | Continued
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Transparency Intl: Corruption in Russia Getting Worse

Russia has become more corrupt over the past year, according to a new report out by Transparency International.

Oct 26, 2010 | Continued
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Russia’s State-Run Media Descends Upon Luzhkov (video)

An unprecedented media attack by Russian federal television lambasted Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov over the weekend; though he plans to sue for defamation, Kremlin sources say his fate will be clear within the week.

Sep 13, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Authorities ‘In a Panic’ That Corrupt Deputy Has Fled Country

The Moscow city administration is in a “panic” following reports that a deputy mayor, recently charged with bribery and facing up to 10 years in prison, has fled the country.

Sep 7, 2010 | Continued
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FSB, Police Seize 200 Thousand Copies of Anti-Putin Report

Of the million copies of “Putin. Results. 10 Years” printed by the opposition movement Solidarity, police and Federal Security Service officers have now seized a full one-fifth and subjected the documents to review for extremism.

Jun 17, 2010 | Continued
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Accidental ‘Strategy 31’ Participant Sentenced to 2.5 Years Confinement

A Russian man who tried to defend an elderly woman whom he saw being manhandled by police at an opposition rally has been sentenced to two and a half years in a penal colony.

Jun 9, 2010 | Continued
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Ilyumzhinov’s Game – For the Benefit of the Elites

In a column for, Russian political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky discusses the scandal that has erupted in the battle for the presidency of the World Chess Federation – and why one Kremlin aide has such a stake in the matter.

Jun 9, 2010 | Continued
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Kasparov Speaks at Oslo Freedom Forum

Video is up from Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov’s speech at the 2010 Oslo Freedom Forum.

Jun 5, 2010 | Continued