All Posts Tagged With: "European Union"

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Lukin: Constitution Says Rallies Don’t Need Gov’t Sanction

The Russian government is facing growing criticism over the brutal methods used by police to break up a rally in defense of free assembly in Moscow on Monday.

Jun 2, 2010 | Continued
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Kasparov: Don’t Cosy up to Russia, Europe

Writing for the Guardian, Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov chastises European leaders for their close relationships with Russia that enable the Kremlin’s violent suppression of free speech and human rights.

Feb 27, 2010 | Continued
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EC: Russian Modernization Requires ‘Supremacy of Law’

A report from the European Commission outlining a path for Russian modernization cites “the supremacy of law” as a necessary first step, which Kremlin bureaucrats are dismissing in favor of an “application-oriented” approach.

Feb 12, 2010 | Continued
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Kasparov: My Vision of the New Russia

In a recent interview with Yezhednevny Zhurnal, Kasparov discusses the goals of Russia’s united political opposition, the importance of Russia’s integration into Europe, and the futility of Medvedev’s plans for modernization. Exclusive translation by

Dec 10, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Deputy PM Warns of Coming Energy Crisis

Eastern Europe could face a new energy crisis in the coming winter, facing shortages of gas and oil, according to Russian Deputy Prime-Minister Igor Sechin. Comments from political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky.

May 5, 2009 | Continued
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Russian-Ukrainian Gas Summit Ends With No Agreements

No agreement between Russia and Ukraine was reached Saturday, as high-level officials met in Moscow in an attempt to resolve the continuing gas crisis.

Jan 17, 2009 | Continued
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Gas Crisis Will Have Consequences for Russia – Varenov

A host of European countries have now felt the effects of Russia’s natural gas dispute with Ukraine, and a troubled European Union has stepped into negotiations. Writing for, Nikita Varenov delves into the weakness of Russia’s position in the talks, arguing that Russia may ultimately pay for the consequences of shutting off the gas.

Jan 8, 2009 | Continued
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EU States Disturbed by Medvedev’s Rhetoric

Leading figures in the European Union have responded extremely negatively to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev’s suggestion that Iskander nuclear missiles be sited in the Kalinigrad oblast.

Nov 8, 2008 | Continued
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Kasparov: The West Fueled Putin’s Sense of Impunity

Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov comments on the war between Russia and Georgia, blaming the West for letting Russia slip into authoritarianism.

Aug 15, 2008 | Continued
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EU Parliament Condemns Kremlin’s Strong-Arm Politics

The European Parliament has enacted a new resolution on Russia which deplores the strong-arm politics of the Kremlin, and deplores problems with the March 2nd presidential election.

Mar 17, 2008 | Continued