All Posts Tagged With: "Yury Luzhkov"

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Banned from Latvia, Luzhkov Tries for Austria, Britain

Former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov is making progress in what look like his attempts to flee the country, despite his insistence that he has no intention to do so “if the motherland doesn’t disown me.”

Feb 1, 2011 | Continued
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Publisher Picks Up Opposition Report on Luzhkov

One of Russia’s largest publishing houses is releasing a hardcover version of ‘Luzhkov. Results,’ a report by opposition leaders that harshly criticizes the former mayor.

Oct 12, 2010 | Continued
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Luzhkov to Head City Management Department in Moscow University

International University in Moscow has appointed fired Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov as dean of the department of major city management, since he “turned out not to have a job.”

Oct 5, 2010 | Continued
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Ponomarev Calls on New Mayor to Curb Police Violence Against Demonstrators

Human rights advocates are calling on Moscow’s interim mayor to take the opportunity to improve the political situation in the city – but opposition protests are still being banned.

Oct 1, 2010 | Continued
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Reactions to the Dismissal of Mayor Luzhkov

Russian oppositionists and analysts react to President Dmitri Medvedev’s decision to fire Moscow’s long-time mayor, Yury Luzhkov. Exclusive translations by

Sep 29, 2010 | Continued
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Russia’s State-Run Media Descends Upon Luzhkov (video)

An unprecedented media attack by Russian federal television lambasted Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov over the weekend; though he plans to sue for defamation, Kremlin sources say his fate will be clear within the week.

Sep 13, 2010 | Continued
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U.S., Amnesty Intl. Criticize New Arrest Sentence for Ponomarev

Days after completing a controversial three-day term, rights leader Lev Ponomarev has been sentenced to another four days of administrative arrest in connection with his participation in an opposition protest.

Sep 8, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Authorities ‘In a Panic’ That Corrupt Deputy Has Fled Country

The Moscow city administration is in a “panic” following reports that a deputy mayor, recently charged with bribery and facing up to 10 years in prison, has fled the country.

Sep 7, 2010 | Continued
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Kremlin Blames Luzhkov for ‘Strategy 31’ Crackdowns

An anonymous source in the presidential administration says that routine crackdowns on opposition protests in Moscow have nothing to do with President Medvedev or any of his officials.

Sep 2, 2010 | Continued
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100 Detained at Largest Ever ‘Strategy 31’ Rally

Approximately 100 participants of the largest-ever Strategy 31 in defense of free assembly rally were detained by police in Moscow on Tuesday, with other rallies held throughout Russia and Europe.

Aug 31, 2010 | Continued