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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: At the Russian Embassy in Helsinki half-naked women staged a rally in defense of the Pussy Riot

In Helsinki, the regular action in support of the participating Pussy Riot, who on Friday may be sentenced to three years in prison for a performance at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Three women, whose identity has not been … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: MMA champ (Mirzaev) homicide trial: witnesses expose two sides to the story

For the past six days, the trial of Mixed Martial Arts lightweight champion Rasul “Black Tiger” Mirzaev has been underway in Moscow. Mirzaev stands accused of having negligently caused the death of 19-year-old student Ivan Agafonov after inflicting grave injuries … 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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Daniel Zimnikov: Madonna’s concert in Russia threatened after singer defends imprisoned punk band Pussy Riot

The controversial singer said that she stands behind the band members’ freedom of speech Following hot on the heels of a controversy surrounding her decision to use swastika imagery as part of her touring show, Madonna has gotten herself into … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Putin took over responsibility for military operations in Georgia. Medvedev turned out to be irrelevant

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in fact, claimed responsibility for the fighting, which Russia started four years ago against Georgia. “It is no secret plan was, and within it, we acted. It was developed by the General Staff in late 2006 … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Imam replied to Putin in the case of Pussy Riot: they would be released from the mosque with G-d.

“It somehow addresses a Pussy Riot in the mosque. We would let them go with God!” – Reaction to the speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin about the scandal during the Vologda Imam mosque of Al-Juma Nail Mustafin in his … Continue reading

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