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Политолог Дмитрий Бабич: Смерть Бориса Немцова невыгодна всему российскому политическому классу

Политолог Дмитрий Бабич: Смерть Бориса Немцова невыгодна всему российскому политическому классу | Global politics | Scoop.it
В ночь на 28 февраля в центре Москвы был застрелен российский политик, депутат Ярославской городской думы Борис Немцов. Мнения о причинах убийства в российском обществе разделились: одни называют произошедшее провокацией, другие — политическим убийством. Политолог и журналист Дмитрий Бабич в интервью RT выразил мнение о том, что эта ужасная трагедия породит ещё больше недоверия между властью и оппозицией в России. Между тем эксперт признал, что Немцов не представлял никакой опасности для Кремля,
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Однако, по словам журналиста, те взгляды, которые демонстрировал Немцов в последние несколько лет — «такие радикальные антиправительственные взгляды проукраинского либерала» — в России имеют определённых сторонников. В том числе поэтому, отметил Бабич, большой угрозы для Кремля Немцов не представлял.

Оригинал новости RT на русском:
http://russian.rt.com/article/76922

 
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‘Nemtsov’s death a tragedy for opposition, Russia - and Putin’

‘Nemtsov’s death a tragedy for opposition, Russia - and Putin’ | Global politics | Scoop.it
The assassination of Boris Nemtsov is a tragedy for Russia, its people and Vladimir Putin, says Aleksandra Nerozina, a London-based journalist, adding that, like any other president, Putin needs opposition - or he simply cannot build a democratic society.
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The most relevant fact about Nemtsov is that he was an intelligent critic and brilliant opposition leader but absolutely harmless. As a politician he was a failed politician and had passed the prime of the age and his epoch: he wasn't dangerous to the Kremlin. So who could want to kill him. Was it a vendetta? Or was it a "sacred sacrifice" pursuing destabilization and chaos? Too early to say, but it could be either. And if it wasn't a vendetta, cui bono? Who could profit from his death?

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​‘Shameless’: Labour attacked for ‘feeble’ £6k tuition fees pledge

​‘Shameless’: Labour attacked for ‘feeble’ £6k tuition fees pledge | Global politics | Scoop.it
Students have attacked Labour Party leader Ed Miliband’s pledge to reduce university tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000, accusing him of offering a “token gesture.”
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The political establishment in the UK (and elsewhere) has decided ever since Thatcher to revert to class University, health care for the rich, taxes for the poor ... Sending the clocks back one hundred years.

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Everything will be done to punish those behind ‘vile’ murder of Nemtsov - Putin

Everything will be done to punish those behind ‘vile’ murder of Nemtsov - Putin | Global politics | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised that everything will be done to punish those responsible for the organization and execution of the murder of opposition politician, Boris Nemtsov.
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Social media deception: Venezuela exposes “La Salida” conspiracy

Social media deception: Venezuela exposes “La Salida” conspiracy | Global politics | Scoop.it
From February to June 2014, Venezuela experienced a period of violence and terrorism by individuals whose stated goal was to force “La Salida,” (the Exit) of the elected government.
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No matter how many times the Bolivarian government has been democratically re-elected, how much the hostile private Venezuelan media is tolerated, or how mildly the extremist opposition is treated, these claims persist. Because the Maduro government continues opposing neoliberalism and the domination of Wall Street banks, western politicians and media pundits continue to insist that it cannot be legitimate.

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Bill O’Reilly, Brian Williams, and the corporate media phantasmagoria

Bill O’Reilly, Brian Williams, and the corporate media phantasmagoria | Global politics | Scoop.it
The scandals that have erupted around the exposure of Bill O’Reilly and Brian Williams as having lied about their wartime experiences provide us with a glimpse into the nature of corporate media.
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The war on Syria is built on a foundation of lies. Everything from phrases such as “moderate rebels” to “Assad has lost his legitimacy” is a pernicious fabrication or distortion designed to influence public opinion. And it is quite successful, as the US is bombing targets in Syria as we speak.

Even more dangerous are the lies being disseminated as “facts” regarding the situation in Ukraine. “Russian aggression against Ukraine,” and “Russia shooting down MH 17,” are merely two of the seemingly endless supply of myths being propagated by the media sycophants to power. The meme of “Putin the maniac” and “Putin as Hitler” are no different from what was said about Saddam, Gaddafi, and Assad, though perhaps with Putin the cries are even more shrill as Russia is no Iraq, Libya, or Syria.

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Ukraine pays Gazprom $15mn for 24 hours worth of gas

Ukraine pays Gazprom $15mn for 24 hours worth of gas | Global politics | Scoop.it
Ukraine’s Naftogaz has paid Gazprom $15 million for gas delivery. At current levels, the prepayment covers one day's gas consumption and will be spent by Tuesday, Gazprom spokesperson Sergey Kupriyanov said.
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‘Opposition is necessary...but we wouldn’t vote for them,’ most Russians hold

‘Opposition is necessary...but we wouldn’t vote for them,’ most Russians hold | Global politics | Scoop.it
Over half of all Russians agree that an opposition is a necessary part of the political system, but very few agreed with the current demands of opposition politicians or said that they would like to see those people in power one day.
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N. Ireland’s ‘draconian’ abortions laws ‘harshest in Europe’ – Amnesty

N. Ireland’s ‘draconian’ abortions laws ‘harshest in Europe’ – Amnesty | Global politics | Scoop.it
Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are the harshest in Europe and “urgently” need reform, Amnesty International said Friday. Women seeking an illegal abortion face life in prison, even if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.
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So much struggle for this? Freedom is indivisible.

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‘Little time for hardware withdrawal in E.Ukraine’ – Russia’s OSCE rep

‘Little time for hardware withdrawal in E.Ukraine’ – Russia’s OSCE rep | Global politics | Scoop.it
Both sides of the Ukraine conflict were given little time to withdraw their weapons, Andrey Kelin, Russia’s representative to the OSCE, said. Despite their fulfillment of the Minsk agreements, there is significant mistrust between the parties, he added.
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Fort Russ: Kharkov experts gather in Russia to discuss a creation of Kharkov Republic days before the terrorist attack

Fort Russ: Kharkov experts gather in Russia to discuss a creation of Kharkov Republic days before the terrorist attack | Global politics | Scoop.it
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В Следственном комитете представили первые версии убийства Бориса Немцова

В Следственном комитете представили первые версии убийства Бориса Немцова | Global politics | Scoop.it
Убийство Бориса Немцова могло стать сакральной жертвой для дестабилизации политической обстановки в стране. Об этом заявили в Следственном комитете РФ. Кроме того, по словам представителя ведомства Владимира Маркина, уже допрошены свидетели и очевидцы происшествия, а специалисты изучают записи с видеокамер. Следствие также проверяет возможную связь убийства с внутриукраинскими событиями и позицией Немцова относительно расстрела редакции журнала Charlie Hebdo в Париже.
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‘Can you heal my cat’s paw?’ UK Foreign Office unveils list of most ridiculous consular requests

‘Can you heal my cat’s paw?’ UK Foreign Office unveils list of most ridiculous consular requests | Global politics | Scoop.it
The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has released a list of the most inane enquiries it fielded in 2014, after revealing that 38 percent of all calls made to diplomatic missions abroad “were not related to consular support at all.”
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Boris Nemtsov: From reformist wonder boy to disgruntled opposition leader

Boris Nemtsov: From reformist wonder boy to disgruntled opposition leader | Global politics | Scoop.it
RT looks back on the life of the politician Boris Nemtsov, who was killed in Moscow late on Friday in an apparent hired killing. A veteran Russian politician, he went from being a top reformist to a prominent opposition figure.
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While Nemtsov himself blamed his dwindling public support on persecution from the Russian government, some analysts say this was an overly simplistic view. His name is tied in the eyes of many Russians with the painful liberal reforms of the 1990s and the social injustices they brought about. Many of his public statements are at odds with the general Russian public, the latest being his criticism of Crimea's move to reunite with Russia.

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Nemtsov murder: Russian investigators probing provocation, Charlie Hebdo links

Nemtsov murder: Russian investigators probing provocation, Charlie Hebdo links | Global politics | Scoop.it
The assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow was well-planned, investigators said. Versions of the crime range from a political provocation to a revenge killing by radical Islamists.
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CUI BONO?

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The truth about Russia’s new military doctrine

The truth about Russia’s new military doctrine | Global politics | Scoop.it
The new version of Russia’s military doctrine, approved by President Putin on December 26, 2014, has attracted increased attention in the Western media, especially, its provisions for the eventual use of nuclear weapons.
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 Prevention of a nuclear military conflict, as well as any other military conflict, is seen as the most important task. With regard to military scenarios, the Russian Federation reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction against itself and (or) its allies, as well as in the case of aggression against the Russian Federation with the use of conventional weapons, when there is a threat to the very existence of the nation.

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ExxonMobil admits $1bn lost from anti-Russia sanctions

ExxonMobil admits $1bn lost from anti-Russia sanctions | Global politics | Scoop.it
The contracts with Russia’s biggest oil company Rosneft damaged by the West’s anti-Russian sanctions have cost ExxonMobil $1 billion, the company said in its annual report.
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Russian Jewish community blasts Ukraine and Baltics nations for glorifying Nazi collaborators

Russian Jewish community blasts Ukraine and Baltics nations for glorifying Nazi collaborators | Global politics | Scoop.it
Russia’s largest Jewish organization has condemned the authorities of Ukraine, Baltic nations and Moldova over their official line of support to persons and groups known for close cooperation with Nazi Germany and crimes against humanity during WWII.
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Well done! Russian Jews have reminded every one that the regimes Europe and the US are supporting aren't worth so much attention.

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​‘Assad cannot be Syria’s future’ – UK & French foreign ministers

​‘Assad cannot be Syria’s future’ – UK & French foreign ministers | Global politics | Scoop.it
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and his French counterpart, Laurent Fabius, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must not be part of any future government or participate in the US-led alliance against Islamic State.
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For the Anglo-French colonials Assad may not be a future, ISIS is, as they helped in Libya and Iraq, and now in Syria.

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Greek PM says 'forget about third bailout'

Greek PM says 'forget about third bailout' | Global politics | Scoop.it
Greece won’t be seeking a third international bailout after the four-month extension of its current program expires, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said.
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Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov killed in the center of Moscow

Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov killed in the center of Moscow | Global politics | Scoop.it
Famous Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead in the center of Moscow. The shots came from a vehicle. Reportedly, Nemtsov had previously received death threats on social media sites.
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This is a brutal murder and sounds at first reading like a cruel provocation. Cui bono? Is anyone seeking riots in Moscow?

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Fort Russ: Ukraine's powerplants idled by lack of coal

Fort Russ: Ukraine's powerplants idled by lack of coal | Global politics | Scoop.it
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