All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kremlin’

Anna Duritskaya: Girlfriend Of Slain Putin Critic In Hiding

Anna Duritskaya, in a situation that sounds like a really familiar spy movie, is now in hiding after being on “virtual house arrest”. Anna Duritskaya was detained for three days of interrogation after her boyfriend, Russian opposition leader Boris Y. Nemtsov, was gunned down. As soon as she was free to go, Anna Duritskaya fled to her mother’s home in …

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Pussy Riot Meets Hillary Clinton

While Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were attending the Women In The World Summit at the Lincoln Center in New York Friday, a Moscow court cleared the two of their inciting religious hatred charges stemming from one of their live rock shows. Alekhina and Tolokonnikova were found guilty of hooliganism with religious undertones of hatred after a …

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Putin Divorce Complete, According to Kremlin

The Kremlin has reported that the divorce between Russian president Vladimir Putin and wife Lyudmila Putina has been finalized. The couple had announced in June that they planned to end their 30-year marriage. Putin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov commented to a Russian news agency that the divorce had been “completed.” Putina née Shkrebneva met Vladimir Putin in Leningrad, Soviet Union when …

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Russia Frees ‘Pussy Riot’ Members

Two incarcerated members of the Russian protest-punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ were released from a Russian prison Monday, due to a new amnesty legislation which some watchdog groups view as a Kremlin public relations stunt in time for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were found guilty of hooliganism with religious undertones of hatred …

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Vladimir Putin Signs Pardon for Mikhail Khodorkovsky

In an act that surprised the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned former billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky at the end of his annual press conference on Thursday. Some have speculated that the pardon was an attempt by Putin to appease world leaders who have expressed concern over Russia’s human rights record prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Leaders such as …

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Russia May Free Pussy Riot Members

As the Winter Olympics being held in Sochi in February draw near, Russia’s parliament passed a new amnesty bill on Wednesday, which is widely viewed as being a measure to calm international watchdog groups over the Kremlin’s human rights records. The bill would likely free the two imprisoned members of the Pussy Riot punk band, as well as a 30-member …

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Anonymous Takes Down Kremlin Web Site As Part Of #OpDefiance

If you follow world politics, you may have heard that Vladimir Putin is back in charge as president of Russia. The former president turned prime minister turned president again has caused quite a bit of stir within the country with many people protesting what they feel was a rigged election. In solidarity with the protest movement, the Russian branch of …

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