All Posts Tagged With: "South Ossetia"

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Kasparov Discusses Chess, Politics in Georgia Visit

During a visit this week to a friend and chess colleague in Georgia, Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov met with Georgian leadership and journalists to discuss the state of Russia-Georgia relations.

Mar 18, 2010 | Continued
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HRW: Russian Civil Society Continues to Deteriorate

An annual report by Human Rights Watch concludes that the human rights situation in Russia continued to deteriorate in 2009, laying blame on government authorities for enabling further violations and making empty rhetorical statements.

Jan 22, 2010 | Continued
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Russia to Pay Nauru $50M to Recognize South Ossetia

Russia is reportedly planning to pay the diminutive island nation of Nauru tens of millions of dollars in aid for it to recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.

Dec 14, 2009 | Continued
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Medvedev Gets Expanded Authority to Send Troops Abroad

The Federation Council of Russia is set to give President Medvedev increased personal authority to deploy troops abroad; namely, in its own defense, in the defense of citizens abroad, and to fight pirates.

Dec 10, 2009 | Continued
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Photo-Journalist Sues Russian TV Channel Over Deceptive Documentary

One Russian photographer is filing suit against Russian TV Channel One, which deceptively used one of his photos in a documentary criticizing the Western media.

Aug 26, 2009 | Continued
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The Makings of a Second Russian-Georgian War?

As the first anniversary of Russia’s war with Georgia approaches, the area is showing signs that violence may flare up once again. Journalist Yuri Simonyan discusses the deteriorating situation in South Ossetia for the Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper.

Aug 3, 2009 | Continued
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Medvedev Visits Contested South Ossetia Region

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev arrived in South Ossetia Friday for a working visit, and reiterated Russian commitment to creating an independent South Ossetian state.

Jul 13, 2009 | Continued
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Russia to Print Maps Showing Georgian Regions as Independent

In the near future, Russia will print maps showing the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and Georgia as distinct from Georgia.

Jan 28, 2009 | Continued
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Putin Slams Radio Station for Reporting on Georgian War

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin personally criticized one of the country’s only independent radio stations over its reporting of the war in Georgia. At a meeting with journalists, he told the editor-in-chief “You have to answer for this, Aleksei Alekseevich!”

Sep 17, 2008 | Continued
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Drunken Soldiers Ignore Looting in South Ossetia – Rights Workers

The Memorial human rights group has released a new report on the war in South Ossetia, which finds Russian soldiers turning a blind eye as serious looting continues in the region.

Sep 12, 2008 | Continued