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Social Media: Hotspots: Russia

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Russia: OSCE Faces Crisis Over Budget And Values With Moscow
Russia has long complained about the role played by official Western political and human rights advisers in former Soviet nations. But Moscow's intensifying dispute with the OSCE now is coming to a he... Read More...


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Cooperative Threat Reduction beyond Russia
Discusses how much of a role can one expect cooperative threat reduction programs to play in U.S. and Russian nonproliferation policies toward the NIS and beyond in the years to come? By Rose Gottemoe... Read More...


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Europe urged to commit itself to Chechnya
Europe should take more time to consider the situation in Chechnya and make some serious commitments, for both moral and practical reasons, a leading expert has said. By Elitsa Vucheva (3/3/2005, EUob... Read More...


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Report from seminar on IDPs from Chechnya, August 30 – 31 2004
The seminar was part of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles’ (ECRE’s) advocacy project on IDPs and refugees from Chechnya. The project is coordinated by the Norwegian Refugee Council, and was ... Read More...


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Chechens name new rebel leader
The underground separatist government of Chechnya said Thursday that it had appointed a little-known fighter and religious leader as a successor to Aslan Maskhadov, the rebel president who was killed ... Read More...


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Council of Europe insists on need to monitor human rights in Russia
Europe's top human rights body said that Russia still failed to meet its standards and rejected a demand by Moscow to stop checking on Russian compliance of the 46-nation organization's code of ethics... Read More...


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Did Kim Jung Il miscalculate?
China may now be forced to trump N. Korea's playing the nuclear card. By Jim Bencivenga (The Christian Science Monitor, 2/10/2005) Read More...


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Russia Defies U.S. Pressure on International Arms Sales
The head of Russia’s state arms exporting firm Rosoboronexport has said that Moscow will not restrict sales of other weapons to countries that are out of favor with the United States. (Moscow News, 2/... Read More...


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Russia punishes the OSCE - and puts pressure on Georgia
President Putin had issued a series of critical statements about OSCE, accusing it of applying ‘double standards’ and engaging in ‘intrusive mentorship’. he key demand is to discontinue the OSCE monit... Read More...


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Rice Chides Russia on Quieting Dissent but Rejects Penalty
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a top Russian envoy Saturday that Moscow's crackdown on dissent was making Russian-American relations "more difficult." At the same time, Ms. Rice also signal... Read More...


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Rice warns Russia on democracy
On a diplomatic quest to improve relations with Europe, Rice ventures further east, to Russia, where she brings pressure for a stronger protection of human rights and the establishment of a democratic... Read More...


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Anti-Semitic letter embroils Duma
The condemnation of anti Semites was made by the state Duma, after a letter proposing to ban Jewish organizations was revealed, allegedly to have been signed by legislators within the Duma. A reminde... Read More...


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Ukraine Scraps Veterans' Pension Cuts
Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday staved off what might have been the first big protest of Viktor Yushchenko's presidency by canceling a law that reduced pensions for retired Soviet-era military officers... Read More...


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Syrian Leader Defiant on Missiles
The prospect of Russian arms sales to Syria surfaced during a visit to Moscow by President Bashar al-Assad. (BBC News, 1/25/2005) Read More...


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How US wants to Deliver Freedom (Democracy) to the World
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DEMOCRACY IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION: 1991-2004
The article about the history of democracy’s introduction in 15 F.S.U. countries, the mixed overall outcome, importance of civil socity and the U.S. role. Few success stories... while the rest of th... Read More...


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CHANGES IN THE CIS: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2005
Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, Georgia's Rose Revolution, the European Union’s decision to begin membership negotiations with Turkey... The importance of these events and their far-reaching effect on CI... Read More...


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Final Twist in a Long Tale?
The jewel in the Yukos empire has been sold to a mysterious company that seems to exist only on paper. Unexpected end of the auction, or is it the end? By Sergei Borisov (Transitions on Line, Dec 2... Read More...


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With US Help, Georgia Gets Its Cake And Eats It, Too
Georgia has made no secret of its desire to get on the fast track towards NATO membership. And Washington seems ready to take steps to hasten the departure of Russian troops and thus to ease Georgia'... Read More...


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If you can't beat them ...Poisen the Prize
Ukraine, Abkhazia, Georgia... Russia wants to retain the position of an official "kingmaker" in its perceived sphere of influence. Are the arrangements reached similar? Commentary by Jaba Devdariani ... Read More...


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Russia Seeks Help for WTO Entry
Article discusses Russia's plan to increase positive trade relations with India in an attempt to get a bid for the WTO. By Monica Gupta (11/27/04, Rediff.com) Read More...


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Ukraine's PM declared winner of elections
A popular protest against the re-elected Prime Minister of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, who is accused of election fraud. A full investigation surrounding the democratic process of the election has be... Read More...


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Contrivance Concealed in 'Orange Juice'
The author believes that, despite Russia's public statements, it will take some time for Russian-Japanese relations to break the deadlock regarding territorial issues. (People's Daily, 11/18/2004) Read More...


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Fear and Fury in Russia
Although Russia is dominated by an atmosphere of fear, liberal media outlets continue to survive, says the author. By Masha Lipman. (Washington Post, 11/3/2004) Read More...


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Novatek: A Gas Giant You've Never Heard Of
Novatek: An emerging Russian gas company seeks to sell shares to a French firm. Its rapid growth challenges the hegemony of Gazprom, the world's biggest gas producer. World wide gas prices may subse... Read More...


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Putin's Double Standards
According to Russian president Vladimir Putin, criticism of his tough responses to terrorist attacks reflects Western "double standards." But in fact Russia is a beneficiary of such double standards. ... Read More...


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Russia's Soviet Nostalgia Poses Security Threat
Can the Kremlin shrug off its nostalgia for the Soviet past? And with it, recognize the right of neighboring states to their borders? The security of Eurasia and Russia itself depends upon it. By Ari... Read More...


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Returning Nuclear Fuel to Russia" IAEA said.
Libya intend to return back Enriched nuclear fuel to Russia pastly provided by Soviet Union. (Aljazeera.com, 3/9/04) Read More...


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Going Soviet: Putin and the Beslan Response
Author critical of Putin's authoritarianism, arguing that it is an unlikely antidote for terror. By Ariel Cohen. (EurasiaNet, 9/22/2004) Read More...


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Not Another Soviet Union
The U.S. laments the "demise" of Russian democracy, with Putin as its assassin. But Russia was never a democracy in the first place. By Eugene B. Rumer. (Washington Post, 9/24/2004) Read More...


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