All Posts Tagged With: "Federation Council"

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Nemtsov on Putin’s Address: They Will Not Break Us

On the occassion of the annual presidential address to the Federation Council, opposition leader Boris Nemtsov lashed out at Putin’s cynicism and hypocrisy and called for activists to stand in solidarity.

Dec 13, 2012 | Continued
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Electoral Commission Criticized for Double Standard

In the final days leading up to Russia’s March 14 regional elections, the Central Electoral Commission is banning Kremlin-loyal opposition party A Just Russia from picturing its own leader on a series of leaflets.

Mar 11, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Legislator Attempts to Ban Swearing

A Russian legislator has proposed a measure that would ban the use of profanity throughout the country.

Dec 17, 2009 | Continued
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Medvedev Gets Expanded Authority to Send Troops Abroad

The Federation Council of Russia is set to give President Medvedev increased personal authority to deploy troops abroad; namely, in its own defense, in the defense of citizens abroad, and to fight pirates.

Dec 10, 2009 | Continued