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Bhagavad Gita trial in Russia closes Indian parliament

Bhagavad Gita trial in Russia closes Indian parliament | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ministers condemn Siberian calls for ban on Hindu holy book as Hare Krishna followers protest outside Russian consulate...
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The People Vs. Putin

The People Vs. Putin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Can a small but robust civil society trump the powerful Russian state? Or will the curse of oil ensure repression?
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The Condomnation of Vladimir Putin

The Condomnation of Vladimir Putin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

MOSCOW – Russians had not really seen Vladimir Putin since his ruling United Russia party was walloped, at least by Russian standards, in the Dec. 4 parliamentary elections. Since then, Moscow, and the rest of the country, had been rocked by anti-government -- and anti-Putin -- protests.

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Russia in surprise UN Syria move

Russia in surprise UN Syria move | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Russia circulates a UN Security Council resolution aimed at ending the crisis in Syria, in a move that surprised the Western nations.
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The Protests in Moscow Will Not Spark a Russian Spring

The Protests in Moscow Will Not Spark a Russian Spring | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
This is not the start of a Russian Spring, writes Owen Matthews...
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The Era of Apathy

The Era of Apathy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

MOSCOW — The scope of the protests that have followed Russia's Dec. 4 parliamentary elections, which protesters claim were rigged, have not only shocked Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his cohort -- it has shocked the opposition as well. And Kremlin officials have no one to blame but themselves for this swelling protest movement.

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Raising The stakes: Russian Military Support For Syria

Raising The stakes: Russian Military Support For Syria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Russia is reinforcing its opposition to international efforts to tighten the economic embargo on Syria by sending a Russian battle group of three vessels l...
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Crackdown or Negotiation? Russian Protests Pose a Dilemma for Putin

Crackdown or Negotiation? Russian Protests Pose a Dilemma for Putin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Shocked by the scale of protest against last week's fraudulent election, the ruling party is divided on how far to go in answering the demonstrators' demands...
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Russia protests: Moscow rocked by biggest since fall of USSR

Russia protests: Moscow rocked by biggest since fall of USSR | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets of Moscow today over electoral fraud in the biggest protests to hit the capital since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
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Explaining Russia's Policy Towards Syria

Explaining Russia's Policy Towards Syria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
By Dr.Theodore Karasik Some observers of the Moscow-Damascus relationship point out that arms sales and the strategic positioning of a loyal Kremlin cl...
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Putin faces wave of protests as opposition calls for new Russian elections

Putin faces wave of protests as opposition calls for new Russian elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
More than 35,000 demonstrators expected to attend Moscow rally as anger grows over corruption and lack of democracy in Russia...
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The Decembrists

The Decembrists | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

MOSCOW – Tonight is the first night without protests here since some 6,000 young people gathered Monday night to express their frustration with the electoral fraud in Sunday's parliamentary elections and, more broadly, the institution of Putinism. They came out again Tuesday night, where they were met by thousands of drum-beating pro-Kremlin youth activists. And again on Wednesday. Nearly 1,000 people were arrested, and many of them -- including anti-corruption blogger Alexey Navalny, a political rising star since he coined the phrase "Party of Crooks and Thieves" to describe Vladimir Putin's ruling United Russia -- are still in jail. Moscow is filled with tens of thousands of extra Interior Ministry troops and armored personnel carriers, and the city's skies crackle with the sound of helicopter blades.

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Social media makes anti-Putin protests "snowball"

"For the first time really the online presence has transformed offline politics," said Konstantin von Eggert, a Russian radio commentator.
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Syria need not fear the international criminal court – for now

Syria need not fear the international criminal court – for now | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
President Assad is safe from charges of crimes against humanity while he has the support of Russia and China...
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Russian journalist gunned down in violent republic of Dagestan

Russian journalist gunned down in violent republic of Dagestan | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Masked killer fired 14 rounds at Khadzhimurad Kamalov as he left his newspaper's office in Makhachkala...
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The Russian Winter: Putin Goes Prophylactic with the Protests

The Russian Winter: Putin Goes Prophylactic with the Protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In a televised call-in show, the Prime Minister and presidential candidate goes on the offense — with a few offensive asides...
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As Syria death toll soars, so does US frustration with Russia

As Syria death toll soars, so does US frustration with Russia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The death toll from the crackdown in Syria has topped 5,000, the top UN human rights official told the Security Council. With Russia blocking action, the US and others are voicing increasing frustration.
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Nine Days That Shook the Kremlin

Nine Days That Shook the Kremlin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

MOSCOW — At around midnight on Saturday, Dec. 10, while much of Moscow had long since fallen into a collective happy, drunken swoon after some 50,000 representatives of the urban middle class successfully came out to protest the results of Russia's Dec. 4 parliamentary elections, Ketchum, the American PR agency hired by the Kremlin, sent out a news release. It came from Dmitry Peskov, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's longtime press secretary.

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Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia's third richest man, to challenge Putin

Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia's third richest man, to challenge Putin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Nickel magnate appeals to angry middle class for presidency – but some claim he is merely a Kremlin stooge...
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Russian Orthodox Church Joins in Calls for Election Reform

Remarks by a prominent Orthodox spokesman appeared intended to get the church back out in front of individual clergy members’ condemnations of election rigging.
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Armenian Election Observer Slams Russian Elections

YEREVAN -- An Armenian opposition deputy has called Russia's controversial parliamentary elections "undemocratic" and criticized Armenia's government for welcoming the results, RFE/RL's Armenian Servi...
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Protesters chant for a Russia without Putin

Protesters chant for a Russia without Putin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (Reuters) - In the middle of the crowd on Saturday at Russia's largest opposition protest in years, a big banner bore a simple message: Putin must go.Anger over Russia's December 4 parliamentary...
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All the Wrong Moves: Putin Plots His Strategy Against the Protesters

All the Wrong Moves: Putin Plots His Strategy Against the Protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As the protest movement gains steam, the Russian Prime Minister and his men release a transcript of their planning session...
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In the Shadow of Russian Unrest, South Ossetia Protests Continue

With all revolution-chasers focused on Russia's post-election turmoil, the prospects of a mini-revolution in the neighboring breakaway region of South Ossetia, a Russian protectorate, have gotten litt...
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Russia's white-ribboned protests

Russia's white-ribboned protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The BBC's Maria Vassilieva reports on the emergence of white ribbons as a symbol of protest against Russia's disputed elections.
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