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Russian President Putin Lives Large With Pricey Perks, Report Says

Daniel Zimnikov via abc News To paraphrase the comedian Mel Brooks: it’s good to be the President of Russia. According to a report released today by a pair of Russian opposition leaders, President Vladimir Putin enjoys the use of 20 … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Russia dismisses foreign critics of female punk rock band trial

Daniel Zimnikov via Reuters Russiadenounced foreign criticism of the trial of punk band Pussy Riot as politically motivated on Wednesday and said there were “elements of a clash of civilizations” in Western condemnation. Three members of the band were sentenced … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Russia enters WTO

Daniel Zimnikov via Robert Amsterdam Russia enters WTO; on verge of securing oil deal with Syria, Russia promises the former will not use chemical weapons; Putin pumps diesel industry, Gazprom’s exports plummet?  Think-tank says Kremlin is grooming Politburo 2.0; Pussy … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Russian court Web site defaced over Pussy Riot verdict

Daniel Zimnikov (BBC News) A group claiming to be associated with Anonymous has taken responsibility for the attack. A Russian court Web site has been defaced following a verdict that saw the all-female punk rock band Pussy Riot sentenced to … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Russian female punk band Pussy Riot gets 2 years for hooliganism over Putin protest at church site

Translated by Daniel Zimnikov: All of us are Pussy Riot! A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison each on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial that has drawn … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Pussy Riot found guilty for stunt against Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian judge found three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in one of the most closely watched cases in recent Russian history. The judge said the three band members committed … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Vladimir Putin’s karate chop to Russian liberties

In less than 100 days since he returned to the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin has further curbed Russian civil liberties and dissenters. But this is risky. As political dialogue no longer becomes an option, radicals on both sides are emboldened and … Continue reading

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