All Posts Tagged With: "Kommersant"

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Few Russians Can Name Successes by Medvedev

A new poll shows that most Russians cannot name a single success by Dmitri Medvedev in his time as president, but neither do they see any particular failures.

Sep 14, 2011 | Continued
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Suspect in Politkovskaya Case Admits Guilt

A former police officer recently arrested for involvement in Anna Politkovskaya’s murder has admitted his guilt and is providing investigators with detailed evidence that may aid in solving her murder.

Sep 3, 2011 | Continued
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Magazine Criticizing St. Petersburg Mayor ‘Confiscated’

Reports have surfaced that St. Petersburg city officials have allegedly ordered copies of a magazine to be confiscated on account of a critical article about Valentina Matvienko.

Jul 14, 2011 | Continued
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Moscow Protesters Face Increased Pressure

Political activists looking to hold protests in Moscow are facing increasing opposition from Mayor Sobyanin, who says that city streets and squares should be closed off for demonstrations only if they consist of many thousands of people.

Jun 6, 2011 | Continued
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Investigators Refuse to File Charges in Case of Wounded Journalist, Again

Lawyers for journalist Aleksandr Artemev are planning to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights since investigators refuse to file charges against police officers who broke his arm at an opposition rally.

May 12, 2011 | Continued
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‘The Russians’ Nationalist Coalition Founded in Moscow

A new coalitional nationalist organization calling itself “The Russians” has announced its official formation in Moscow, with civil activists proponents decrying the group as “a disgrace.”

May 6, 2011 | Continued
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‘Valentina Ivanovna, You’re the Governor with a Capital G.’

After St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko tried to recruit homeless people to shovel the sidewalks and was caught partying on a decommissioned naval cruiser, a group of journalism students decided the only proper response was to shoot a calendar.

Apr 2, 2011 | Continued
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Businessman Buys ‘Putin’s Palace’ as a Hotel

A wealthy businessman has reportedly purchased the companies that control a palatial complex on the Black Sea purported to have been built for Vladimir Putin’s personal use; the project’s whistleblower says the move is just a diversion.

Mar 3, 2011 | Continued
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About Gagarin and About Myself

Recovering in a Moscow hospital, beaten journalist Oleg Kashin dispells the glorified image of him painted by the media and explains that he really just wants to get back to work. Exclusive translation by

Dec 2, 2010 | Continued
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Nashi Tells Journalists to Stop Asking to be Murdered (updated)

A Nashi commissar says that journalists like Oleg Kashin are themselves at fault for being attacked and just to stop providing reasons for people to murder them.

Nov 10, 2010 | Continued