All Posts Tagged With: "RFE/RL"

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Alexeyeva on End of USAID: ‘Very Sad Consequences’

In light of Putin’s decision to kick USAID out of Russia, on top of a law that already required NGOs that accepted funding from abroad as “foreign agents,” RFE/RL interviews Lyudmila Alexeyeva to get her view on what the closure means for the country.

Sep 20, 2012 | Continued
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As Protests Wane, Elected Oppositionists Come to the Fore

While the mass opposition protests that marked this past winter have largely subsided, the opposition politicians who were elected to municipal and regional posts have begun to make themselves heard.

Apr 29, 2012 | Continued
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Get Ready for Twelve More Years of President Putin

Putin announces his intent to run for Russian president in March 2012; current legislation would allow him to remain in that post until 2024.

Sep 24, 2011 | Continued
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New Arrest, Significant Progress in Politkovskaya Case

After years of meager developments, Russia’s Investigative Committee has announced a new arrest and significant information that could finally bring the murder case of Anna Politkovskaya to a close.

Aug 24, 2011 | Continued
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US Feels Russian Backlash after Banning Officials

Days after the US blacklisted a group of Russian officials involved in perpetrating the death of Sergei Magnitsky, the “reset” in relations between Russia and the US appears to be on the verge of faltering.

Jul 31, 2011 | Continued
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Russia-NATO Missile Defense Negotations Break Down

Garry Kasparov’s warnings that the US made a mistake in ratifying the New START treaty strike a chord as missile defense talks between NATO and Russia have broken down and Russia threatens to pull out of the treaty altogether.

Jun 9, 2011 | Continued
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Orlov’s Statement on Conviction of Ultranationalists in Murder Trial

Two radical nationalists have been convicted of murdering human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova; provides a translation of human rights leader Oleg Orlov’s statement in response.

Apr 29, 2011 | Continued
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Anatoly Bershtein: Medvedev is Not a Proper Tsar

Writing for Yezhednevny Zhurnal, journalist Anatoly Bershtein explores how the history of the relationship between Russians and their leaders might affect the outcome of the 2012 presidential elections.

Apr 19, 2011 | Continued
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Alexeyeva’s ‘Strategy 31’ Sanctioned, Limonov’s – Denied

Lyudmila Alexeyeva has received approval from the Moscow mayor’s office to hold a Strategy 31 rally in March in Moscow, while a different rally to be held by her former co-organizer, Other Russia party leader Eduard Limonov, was banned.

Mar 22, 2011 | Continued
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Funds Raised by Putin’s ‘Blueberry Hill’ Performance Missing

An open letter by a parent of a sick child has revealed that money raised at a charity concert where Vladimir Putin sung “Blueberry Hill” in English has gone missing.

Mar 8, 2011 | Continued