All Posts Tagged With: "Georgia"

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Kasparov Discusses Chess, Politics in Georgia Visit

During a visit this week to a friend and chess colleague in Georgia, Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov met with Georgian leadership and journalists to discuss the state of Russia-Georgia relations.

Mar 18, 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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Russia to Pay Nauru $50M to Recognize South Ossetia

Russia is reportedly planning to pay the diminutive island nation of Nauru tens of millions of dollars in aid for it to recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.

Dec 14, 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
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Putin: “Here, Thank God, There Aren’t Any Elections”

In a four hour live broadcast on Thursday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin fielded questions from “ordinary Russians” on a wide variety of topics, including his possible aspirations to run for a third term as president.

Dec 4, 2009 | Continued
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Saakashvili Accuses Russian Researchers of Espionage

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has accused two Russian researchers banned from entering Georgia of working for Russian security services.

Dec 3, 2009 | Continued
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Russia in the News: August 31, 2009

A roundup of topical news stories from Russia.

Sep 1, 2009 | Continued
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Photo-Journalist Sues Russian TV Channel Over Deceptive Documentary

One Russian photographer is filing suit against Russian TV Channel One, which deceptively used one of his photos in a documentary criticizing the Western media.

Aug 26, 2009 | Continued
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Medvedev Visits Contested South Ossetia Region

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev arrived in South Ossetia Friday for a working visit, and reiterated Russian commitment to creating an independent South Ossetian state.

Jul 13, 2009 | Continued
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Understanding the Georgian Mutiny

Reports from Georgia indicate that an attempted coup has been suppressed near the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Russian defense analyst Aleksandr Golts examines the official version of events, and takes a skeptical eye to the “very convenient conspiracy” and whose interests it serves. Exclusive translation by

May 7, 2009 | Continued