All Posts Tagged With: "Pikalevo"

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$33.8 Billion Required to Save Monotowns

Russia’s Ministry for Regional Development is estimating that about $33.8 billion would be required to modernize one hundred of the country’s struggling single-industry towns.

Mar 10, 2010 | Continued
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Village Residents ‘To Stand Until Death’ Against Demolitions (updated 1/26)

Residents in the rural Moscow village of Rechnik have pledged to use any means necessary to stop police from evicting them in order to demolish their homes, set to continue on Monday morning after a weekend moratorium.

Jan 24, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Government Introduces New Legislation to Hinder Protests

Rights activists and opposition leaders are decrying two new moves by the Russian government to crack down on rallies and demonstrations by increasing paperwork, fines, and jail time for protesters.

Jan 17, 2010 | 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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How Many Putins Does It Take To Save Russia?

After a series of economic protests in the small industrial town of Pikalevo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rushed in to try to resolve the situation on June 4th. Journalist Mikhail Rostovsky comments on the significance of the visit in the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper.

Jun 6, 2009 | Continued
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Desperate Residents Seize Town Hall in Russian Town

Residents in the town of Pikalevo, near St. Petersburg, fed up with problems plaguing the city, stormed the offices of the mayor Wednesday.

May 21, 2009 | Continued