All Posts Tagged With: "Ministry of Internal Affairs"

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Russian Interior Ministry to Ban ‘Undesireable’ Foreigners

Sources in the Russian Interior Ministry say a new measure to ban “undesireable foreign citizens” from entering the country is intended as a way to allow the ministry to keep out political activists and religious radicals.

Sep 28, 2012 | Continued
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Russian Gov’t ‘Not Interested’ in Addressing Torture

A group of experts say that the use of torture is so widespread throughout Russia’s penitentiary and and law enforcement agencies that it has become a norm that the government is not interested in addressing.

Jun 23, 2010 | Continued
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Police Ask for Citizen Input on Reforms

Russians are being invited to send in their input on a new set of laws that would govern the country’s police forces, as Internal Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev is given nine months to fix his agency or be fired.

Mar 25, 2010 | Continued
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Activists Call for Police Rights Together With Reform

Activists at a rally in Moscow called both for Russia’s law enforcement to undergo drastic reform and for police officers to be given higher salaries and better rights.

Mar 7, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Police Accuse Media of Shoddy Journalism

The Russian Internal Ministry is accusing the media of an intentional campaign to discredit the OMON security forces and blaming journalists for shoddy fact-checking in response to an article accusing them of using slave labor.

Feb 23, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Security Forces Accused of Using Slave Labor

The New Times magazine is being sued by the Russian Internal Ministry for an article accusing an elite division of the OMON security forces of using unpaid migrant workers as slaves.

Feb 22, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Cop Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

A former Russian police major has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering two and injuring 22 other people in a Moscow supermarket last April.

Feb 19, 2010 | Continued
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Charges Filed Against Police for Beating Composer

In yet another high-profile scandal involving Russia’s police forces, criminal proceedings are finally being filed a week after a music professor in Yekaterinburg was brutally beaten and robbed by police.

Feb 10, 2010 | Continued
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Institute Cites “Inertia and Decay” in Russian Government and Economy

A new report from the Institute for Contemporary Development criticizes Russia’s government and economy for its “inertia and decay,” but was met by a muted response from opposition groups.

Feb 4, 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