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Putin Briefs Ministers on Implementing Unified Cultural Policy

Putin Briefs Ministers on Implementing Unified Cultural Policy | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The Russian president has briefed his ministers on the development of policies aimed at implementing the government's new strategy on cultural policy.
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This one map helps explain Ukraine’s protests

This one map helps explain Ukraine’s protests | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
This map illustrates the country's deep division – and why the protests might not be what you think.
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Thousands protest in Moscow, in attempt to reinvigorate opposition to Putin government

Thousands protest in Moscow, in attempt to reinvigorate opposition to Putin government | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
MOSCOW – Thousands of protesters crowded a square in central Moscow on Monday to demand political freedoms and an end to corruption, in an attempt to inject new life into Russia’s flagging opposition movement.
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Russian exile Berezovsky dies in UK

Russian exile Berezovsky dies in UK | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Exiled Russian tycoon and former Kremlin power-broker Boris Berezovsky has been found dead at his home outside London.
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Putin inauguration: World view of a Russian feeling dissed

Putin inauguration: World view of a Russian feeling dissed | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
As the second presidential inauguration of Vladimir Putin approaches, a former correspondent who once worked for him looks at the world view of the Russian iron man.
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Profile: Vladimir Putin

Profile: Vladimir Putin | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
BBC News profiles Vladimir Putin, the strongman leader heading for a third term as Russia's president.
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Pussy Riot Sentenced to 2 Years in Jail for Stunt Against Putin | World | TIME.com

Pussy Riot Sentenced to 2 Years in Jail for Stunt Against Putin | World | TIME.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
(MOSCOW) -- Members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail after a Russian judge found them guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in one of the most closely watched cases in recent Russian history.
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Mr. Tardy-pants: Got an appointment with Vladimir Putin? Better bring a book.

Mr. Tardy-pants: Got an appointment with Vladimir Putin? Better bring a book. | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter if you're a business leader, a prime minister, royalty, or even the pope: Russian President Vladimir Putin keeps everyone waiting, sometimes for hours.
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What Lies Beneath Russia's Latest Round of Protests

What Lies Beneath Russia's Latest Round of Protests | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The opposition managed to call out crowds to remind Putin that it was still unappeased.
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Putin, Medvedev Join In May Day March

Putin, Medvedev Join In May Day March | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin and outgoing leader Dmitry Medvedev joined tens of thousands of people in the Russian capital Moscow participating in a march to mark the May 1 labor day holiday.
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Podcast: Vladimir Putin's Historical Heroes

Podcast: Vladimir Putin's Historical Heroes | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Vladimir Putin has plucked several role models from Russian history. Do any of them help us understand the man and his governing style?
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Russia: The Khodorkovsky Case Haunts Putin's Inner Circle

Russia: The Khodorkovsky Case Haunts Putin's Inner Circle | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Allegations of graft strike at one of the Russian President's most prominent aides, revealing a network of old friendships and painful betrayals...
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Putin ally seeking top economic post is accused of massive corruption

Putin ally seeking top economic post is accused of massive corruption | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Russia's top anti-corruption blogger has singled out Kremlin official Igor Shuvalov as an example of official corruption that has jumped sharply in the past four years.
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Litvinenko inquiry: the proof Russia was involved in dissident's murder - Telegraph

Litvinenko inquiry: the proof Russia was involved in dissident's murder - Telegraph | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
National Security Agency (NSA) obtained communications between key individuals in London and Moscow from the time that Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive material

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Russia's Original Sin

Russia's Original Sin | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
You could sense the young Boris Nemtsov's apprehension and ambivalence two decades ago as Russia hurtled into a full-blown constitutional crisis.

After months of bitter conflict, Presiden...
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Putin Bans Foreign Accounts for State Officials

Putin Bans Foreign Accounts for State Officials | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law Tuesday a bill that bans scores of Russian officials from keping their money in foreign banks, but allows them to own property abroad.    
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With Steven Seagal in tow, Putin pushes for Soviet-era phys-ed revival

With Steven Seagal in tow, Putin pushes for Soviet-era phys-ed revival | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The Russian president said that a revival of the Soviet-era mass physical training program, albeit in a less ideological form, is necessary for the health of his country's children.
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Putin Creates Agency To Restore Russia's National Pride

Putin Creates Agency To Restore Russia's National Pride | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new agency to restore national pride and foster feelings of patriotism among Russians.
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Podcast: Russia's 'Culture Wars'

Podcast: Russia's 'Culture Wars' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
In this week's edition of the Power Vertical podcast, Brian Whitmore and Kirill Kobrin discuss Russia's cultural wars and the emerging schism in society.

 

An emboldened Orthodox Church has become markedly more assertive in defending what it considers traditional values. Meanwhile, much of Russian society has become more cosmopolitan, more tolerant, and bolder in its own right.

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Anti-Putin Feminist Punk Rockers on Trial in Moscow

Anti-Putin Feminist Punk Rockers on Trial in Moscow | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The trial of feminist punk rockers who chanted a "punk prayer" against President Vladimir Putin from a pulpit inside Russia's largest cathedral started in Moscow on Friday amid controversy over the prank that divided devout believers, Kremlin...
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Loyalists Fill Ranks Of Putin's New Gov't

Loyalists Fill Ranks Of Putin's New Gov't | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
President Vladimir Putin has announced the line-up of a new Russian cabinet that is dominated by his allies and likely to disappoint observers hoping for signs he might loosen his tight grip on th...
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Vladi­mir Putin takes presidential oath for new term in Russia

Vladi­mir Putin takes presidential oath for new term in Russia | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
MOSCOW — Vladimir V. Putin took the presidential oath of office for the third time Monday, swearing to uphold the Russian Constitution as his hand rested on a red-bound copy.
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Putin Steps Down as United Russia Party Chief

Putin Steps Down as United Russia Party Chief | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
President-elect Vladimir Putin tried to distance himself from the fraud-tainted ruling United Russia party on Tuesday, announcing he was stepping down as its chairman and calling on it to be more competitive.
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Putin To Quit As Head of Russian Ruling Party

Putin To Quit As Head of Russian Ruling Party | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin has said he plans to resign as chairman of the country's increasingly unpopular ruling party, United Russia.
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Kissing Vladimir Putin, on film - CNN.com

Kissing Vladimir Putin, on film - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Opening in select U.S. theaters next week, the documentary "Putin's Kiss" tells the story of a Russian teenager who became famous in the mid-2000s when she was shown on TV giving President Vladimir Putin a kiss on the cheek.
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