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On Eve of Inauguration, Mass Protest Ends in Violence | News

On Eve of Inauguration, Mass Protest Ends in Violence | News | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
At a long-planned opposition event Sunday that drew unexpectedly large crowds, demonstrators who gathered to protest Vladimir Putin's imminent inauguration as president clashed with riot police in the first major opposition protest to involve...
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Russia and Oil: A Likely Source of Future Stability - Forbes

Russia and Oil: A Likely Source of Future Stability - Forbes | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
Russia and Oil: A Likely Source of Future StabilityForbesRussia's addiction to oil and natural gas is not, contrary to the implications of many stories in the media, a recent development.
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Russia: Heinous Attack on Civilians | Human Rights Watch

Russia: Heinous Attack on Civilians | Human Rights Watch | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
(Moscow) – The fatal bombing that occurred in Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's southern republic of Dagestan, on May 3, 2012, is an abominable crime for which there is no justification, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Russia Stocks Drop as Economic Woes Drive Oil Below $100 - BusinessWeek

Russia Stocks Drop as Economic Woes Drive Oil Below $100 - BusinessWeek | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
Russia Stocks Drop as Economic Woes Drive Oil Below $100BusinessWeekBy Ksenia Galouchko on May 05, 2012 Russian stocks sank for a second week, erasing the benchmark index's gain this year, as concern the global economic recovery is faltering pushed...
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Symantha Holubec's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:23 PM

Because of the drop in the oil the economy will suffer in Russia.  For the first time occuring since Feburary they have sank below $100.  This is resulting in a falling the Europe's economy.

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Russia talk of pre-emptive strike unjustified: NATO - Chicago Tribune

Russia talk of pre-emptive strike unjustified: NATO - Chicago Tribune | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
CBC.caRussia talk of pre-emptive strike unjustified: NATOChicago TribuneBERLIN (Reuters) - A Kremlin threat to launch pre-emptive strikes on a planned NATO missile defense system in Europe is unjustified as the system poses no threat to Russia's security,...
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Chechnya president encourages honor killings

Chechnya president encourages honor killings | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
chechnya president ramzan kadyrov is openly approving of families that kill female relatives who violate their sense of honor making the country more islamic (Chechnya president encourages honor killings: chechnya president ramzan kadyrov is openly...
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Young women in Chechnya

Young women in Chechnya | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
Photojournalist Diana Markosian spent the last year and half covering Russia's volatile North Caucasus region.
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Russia Today Interviews US Communist Leader – Working in “Occupy” Movement, Supporting Obama

Russia Today Interviews US Communist Leader – Working in “Occupy” Movement, Supporting Obama | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
Russia Today, Moscow Funded, Interviews US Communist Leader – Working in “Occupy” Movement, Supporting Obama http://t.co/Ibsmflcn...
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British report on Russian human rights termed partial - New York Daily News

British report on Russian human rights termed partial - New York Daily News | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
British report on Russian human rights termed partialNew York Daily NewsMoscow, May 6 — A report on human rights in Russia, prepared by the British Foreign Office, has been termed by Moscow as "not impartial and open minded" and that its...
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Russia Today: “Hillary Clinton: US Losing Information War to ...

Russia Today: “Hillary Clinton: US Losing Information War to ... | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
The following report by Russia Today is about a year old, but is just as applicable today, or for that matter, for the years to come. We often hear in the.
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KIM ZIGFELD: MARCO RUBIO GETS SERIOUS ABOUT RUSSIA ...

Rubio argues that the U.S. must recognize that Russian interests are diametrically opposed to our own and that Russia will not act for the global common good. Rubio calls Russia “increasingly belligerent” despite four years of ...
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Russia's 'invisible' first family off limits as Putin reigns supreme - Sydney Morning Herald

Russia's 'invisible' first family off limits as Putin reigns supreme - Sydney Morning Herald | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning HeraldRussia's 'invisible' first family off limits as Putin reigns supremeSydney Morning HeraldIT WAS a rare public sighting of Russia's premier political couple, but it served only to fuel the already rampant questions about whether...
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Russia Protest March: Police In Moscow Arrest Top Opposition ...

Russia Protest March: Police In Moscow Arrest Top Opposition ... | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
MOSCOW — A protest demonstration by at least 20000 people on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president boiled into a battle with police after protesters tried to split off from the approved venue and march to the ...
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German victim is first to break silence on Red Army rapists after 65 years

German victim is first to break silence on Red Army rapists after 65 years | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
A German woman has become the first of an estimated two million victims of rape by Soviet soldiers in the Second World War to break the taboo on talking publicly about the crimes.
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British aristocrat linked to Sergei Magnitsky case - Telegraph

British aristocrat linked to Sergei Magnitsky case - Telegraph | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
A British aristocrat has been linked to the suspected laundering of the fraudulent gains of Russian criminals involved in the death of anti-corruption campaigner, Sergei Magnitsky.
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Russia: Reform Domestic Laws on Disability Rights | Human Rights ...

Russia: Reform Domestic Laws on Disability Rights | Human Rights ... | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
(Moscow) – Russia should move quickly to reform laws and practices that currently prevent the 13 million Russians with disabilities from enjoying equal rights, Human Rights Watch said today. President Dmitry Medvedev ...
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Gay leader in Russia convicted, fined - Boston Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldGay leader in Russia convicted, finedBoston HeraldThe trial was said to be the first on specific gay associated charges in Russia since the Soviet era; at the same time, Alexeyev and his associates have been repeatedly prevented...
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Russian Tycoon to Cash In on Facebook - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Russian Tycoon to Cash In on Facebook - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
Russian Tycoon to Cash In on FacebookWall Street Journal (blog)By Ira Iosebashvili Companies partly owned by Russia's richest man, Alisher Usmanov, and his partners are set to sell as much as $1.5 billion in Facebook stock when the company's long ...
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Hilary Swank Talks Chechnyan Debacle on Leno; Claims She Didn't Know Country 'Was Separate From Russia' (Video)

Hilary Swank Talks Chechnyan Debacle on Leno; Claims She Didn't Know Country 'Was Separate From Russia' (Video) | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
After months of dealing with the fallout from attending a birthday celebration for Chechnyan dictator Ramzan Kadyrov in October, Hilary Swank says she's learned a valuable lesson -- should pay more attention to where she's going.
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Putin returns to Kremlin amid protest challenge - The Times of India

Putin returns to Kremlin amid protest challenge - The Times of India | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
Vladimir Putin on Monday takes office as Russian president for a historic third term, facing the challenges of a fast-changing society and an outburst of protests against his 12-year domination.
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Moscow ramps up security ahead of Putin inauguration

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Moscow ramps up security ahead of Putin ...Security was also in place for the opposition Marc...A day ahead of Putin's inauguration as president, ...Several police buses are currently parked near Rev...Metal barriers have ...
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Russia's Rosneft signs deal with Norway's Statoil - BusinessWeek

Russia's Rosneft signs deal with Norway's Statoil - BusinessWeek | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
AFPRussia's Rosneft signs deal with Norway's StatoilBusinessWeekRussia's state oil company Rosneft and Norway's Statoil signed a deal Saturday to jointly explore Russian offshore deposits in the Barents Sea and Sea of Okhotsk.
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Russian military ups the ante on missile defense - Chambersburg Public Opinion

Russian military ups the ante on missile defense - Chambersburg Public Opinion | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
The Voice of RussiaRussian military ups the ante on missile defenseChambersburg Public OpinionBy MANSUR MIROVALEV Chief of General Staff Nikolay Makarov speaks at Russian Ministry of Defense s Conference on Missile Defense in Moscow on Thursday,...
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Move Russia's Capital from Moscow to Siberia? - Voice of America (blog)

Move Russia's Capital from Moscow to Siberia? - Voice of America (blog) | Minding Russia | Scoop.it
CBC.caMove Russia's Capital from Moscow to Siberia?Voice of America (blog)Photo: Reuters/Anton Golubev Sergei Shoigu, the newly appointed governor of the Moscow Region, recently proposed that Russia move its capital to Siberia.
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Activist Post: West Undermines Putin's Return to Power in Russia

In the case of Russia's Vladimir Putin returning to the presidency and the apparent complications it holds for Western corporate-financiers and their campaign of global expansion, a myriad of media sources are peddling ...
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