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28 March 2018
Unsurprisingly, Vladimir Putin was reelected on 18 March as Russia's president
6 April 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Panama Papers versus workers' wages; brokers' binge versus self-employment poverty,
22 August 2012
The two-year prison sentences for 'hooliganism' handed down to three members of Pussy Riot in Russia has triggered a storm of international protests and underlined the dictatorial regime of president Vladimir Putin...
15 March 2012
'Communist' Party and neoliberal opposition fail to win mass appeal: The election of Vladimir Putin to the office of president of Russia, is surrounded by allegations of widespread voter fraud, writes Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow.
14 December 2011
If, even a month ago, someone had suggested that nearly 100,000 people would flood a Moscow square chanting "Putin is a thief, writes Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow.
14 April 2010
WHEN BORIS Yeltsin, Russia's first post-Soviet president, greeted revellers in his traditional New Year's Eve broadcast in 1999, he surprised the country by resigning and appointing Vladimir Putin, then prime minister, as his acting replacement, writes Rob Jones, Moscow.
4 March 2008
IN A completely anticipated result, Vladimir Putin's hand-picked successor, Dmitry Medvedev, was elected Russia's president with a 'landslide' vote last Sunday...
20 February 2008
AS ALBANIAN Kosovans celebrated in the streets of Pristina with fireworks, angry nationalist Serbs in Belgrade pelted the US embassy with rocks... By Dave Carr
14 June 2007
US-Russia tensions heightened: NOT SINCE the height of the cold war have tensions between Russia and the western imperialist powers been so tense...
22 October 2006
THE GUNNING down of Anna Politkovskaya, one of Russia's better-known journalists and human rights activist, has brought to the world's attention the volcano of instability in the republics which comprise the Caucasus region...
5 February 2005
FOLLOWING THE 'orange revolution' in the Ukraine, Russia has been hit by what has been termed the 'cotton revolution' ('cotton' refers to the poor quality clothing worn by many pensioners)...
11 September 2004
THE BLOODY end to the school hostage crisis in Beslan, North Ossetia, angered, sickened and shocked people around the world. Officially, more than 340 died, and the figure is expected to rise substantially. Many hundreds are injured...
11 September 2004
THE HOSTAGE takers who seized 1,200 children, parents and teachers in Beslan reached a new level of barbarism. Young children were denied food and water. Many were shot by the hostage takers, even before the bloody mayhem which ended...
13 March 2004
ON 24 February President Vladimir Putin sacked Premier Mikhail Kazyanov and the Russian government with just three weeks to go to his re-election bid for President. ...
13 December 2003
THE CONTEST for places in Russia's Duma, the Parliament, went almost as planned in President Vladimir Putin's "managed democracy", writes Rob Jones, Moscow.
8 November 2003
Khodorkovskii arrest: Mikhail Khodorkovskii, head of the oil giant Yukos and one of Russia's richest men, was taken by armed men from his private jet...
30 November 2001
GEORGE BUSH'S 'war on terrorism' is a cover to expand the power of US imperialism. Aided and abetted by Britain, the US heads a loose and fragile 'coalition' which includes the G7 countries and Russia,...
7 April 2000
AS WAS expected, acting President Vladimir Putin won Russia's Presidential election. He gained just over 52% of the vote, just enough to secure victory in the first round. ROB JONES reports from Moscow...
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