All Posts Tagged With: "North Caucasus"

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Rights Groups Condemn Illegal Detentions in Chechnya

The illegal detention of three human rights lawyers in Chechnya over the weekend is drawing severe criticism from numerous international rights organizations.

Feb 9, 2010 | Continued
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Medvedev Confirms Revamped Military Doctrine

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has officially confirmed the country’s new military doctrine, which will now allow Russia to conduct a pre-emptive nuclear strike.

Feb 5, 2010 | Continued
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The Other Russia: Year in Review

For Russia, 2009 was a year of continued contradictions laced with increased strife throughout Russian society. President Dmitri Medvedev spoke out against corruption and the importance of observing human rights, while oppositionists continued to suffer from unlawful detentions and overwhelming censorship. A series of high-profile incidents of police brutality lead to the most intense scrutiny […]

Jan 6, 2010 | Continued
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Aushev’s Widow Hospitalized After Assassination Attempt

The widow of slain Ingush oppositionist Maksharip Aushev has been hospitalized after an assassination attempt that killed her mother and brother, and hospitalized a second brother.

Dec 17, 2009 | 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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Main Witness to Aushev Murder Dies

Tauzela Dzeitova, the main witness to the murder of Ingush opposition activist Maksharip Aushev, died on Sunday without having sufficiently recovered to speak with investigators.

Dec 7, 2009 | Continued
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New Military Doctrine to Allow Preemptive Nuclear Strike

A revamped version of Russia’s military doctrine includes a provision that will allow for a preemptive nuclear strike in situations deemed critical to national security.

Nov 24, 2009 | Continued