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Russian MPs back mass prisoner amnesty for WWII anniversary

Russian lawmakers on Friday backed a mass prisoner amnesty proposed by President Vladimir Putin that could free thousands ahead of next month's World War II victory anniversary. A previous amnesty Putin signed ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi allowed the Pussy Riot punks to leave their colonies. The authorities had [...] Read more ...

via France24
25 Apr 2015

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“Председатель СК РФ Александр Бастрыкин отменил уголовное дело, возбужденное СУ СК по статье "превышение должностных полномочий" в связи с убийством жителя…” [...] Read more ...

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25 Apr 2015

Poland denies entry to pro-Putin bikers planning WWII victory ride

But the Russian bikers, who are set to start their journey Saturday, insist it is not politically motivated. "We express a decisive protest over this decision by the Polish authorities, who have an unreasonable reaction to the most honourable aims." The planned two-week, 6,000-kilometre (3,728-mile) rally by Russian bikers including the Night Wolve [...] Read more ...

via France24
25 Apr 2015

Russian Full-Spectrum Conflict: An Appraisal After Ukraine

CONCEPTUALIZING RUSSIAN WARFARE Seeing warfare in terms of generations is part of the practice of divining fundamental changes in new generations. Downloaded by [85.17.237.101] at 23:29 24 April 2015 Russian Full-Spectrum Conflict 7 political end infuses the theory and conduct of Russian FSC. Oscar Jonsson & Robert Seely (2015) Russian Full-Spectr [...] Read more ...

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25 Apr 2015

Russian, US diplomats honor WWII victory together

US and Russian tensions were briefly forgotten as diplomats from both countries honored World War II veterans. They took part in a joint wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, marking the anniversary of the “Meeting at the Elbe.” [...] Read more ...

via Rt
25 Apr 2015

This Week in Pictures

This view from Puerto Varas, southern Chile, shows a high column of ash and lava spewing from the Calbuco volcano. Preparations for the Victory Day Parade in Moscow and volcanic eruption in Chile, the final leg of the 2015 Miss Russia pageant and US-Ukraine military exercises in Yavoriv — take a look at the week's events in the following photo ga [...] Read more ...

via Sputniknews
25 Apr 2015

Putin calls on Hollande to mend fences amid Ukraine conflict

Hollande for his part called on Putin to "move forward" with implementing the Ukraine peace accords struck in February. President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on French leader Francois Hollande to restore ties after a year of tensions over Ukraine as the two leaders met on the sidelines of genocide commemorations in Armenia. Putin and Hollande w [...] Read more ...

via France24
25 Apr 2015

Эхо Москвы :: Блоги

Противостояние Кадырова и российского МВД на фоне отсутствия внятной публичной реакции Кремля на происходящее может свидетельствовать о внутриполитическом цугцванге, в котором оказался П [...] Read more ...

via Echo
25 Apr 2015