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#Magnitsky family lawyer thrown off top floor apartment in Moscow

#Magnitsky family lawyer thrown off top floor apartment in Moscow

  Russian lawyer Nikolai Gorokhov, who represents Sergei Magnitsky’s family, has been thrown from the top floor of his apartment building earlier today (22 March) and is currently hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Botkin hospital in Moscow with severe head injuries.  Nikolia Gorokhov is a key witness in the US Government’s case against Prevezon Holdings, a Cyprus company owned by Denis Katsyv, son of senior Russian Government official Petr Katsyv. The trial is scheduled to […]

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#Putin gives green light for incorporating some South Ossetian units into Russian Army

#Putin gives green light for incorporating some South Ossetian units into Russian Army

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a year of negotiations on the small print, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his formal approval this week for the signing of an intergovernmental agreement on the modalities for the incorporation of “some military units” of Georgia’s breakaway Republic of South Ossetia into the Russian armed forces. Details of precisely how many South Ossetian […]

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Declaration by High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of EU on #Crimea

Declaration by High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of EU on #Crimea

Three years on from the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, the European Union remains firmly committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  The European Union reiterates that it does not recognize and continues to condemn this violation of international law. It remains a […]

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#Kazakhstan welcomes results of Syria meeting in Astana, as Russia, Iran and Turkey issue joint statement

#Kazakhstan welcomes results of Syria meeting in Astana, as Russia, Iran and Turkey issue joint statement

| March 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Kazakhstan welcomes the results of the third international meeting on Syria held on March 14-15, 2017 in Astana, where the guarantor states discussed the implementation of the agreements reached in the previous rounds of negotiations in Astana, as well as the ways to resolve military issues, improving the humanitarian situation, and studied new opportunities for […]

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#Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role – sources

#Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role – sources

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow’s deepening role in Libya, writes Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and Lin Noueihed. The U.S. and diplomatic officials said […]

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#CrimeanTatars demand human-rights protection from UN

#CrimeanTatars demand human-rights protection from UN

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group located in Crimea, have called on international law in hopes of putting an end to human-rights violations they have been suffering from the one-man governed Mejlis led by Mustafa Dzhemilev, writes Olga Malik. In February, 2017 the non-governmental organization Kyrym movement appealed to the UN with the request to recognize […]

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Western sanctions: Helping the #Russia leadership ride out recession

Western sanctions: Helping the #Russia leadership ride out recession

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Professor Philip Hanson OBE Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Recently, talk of an end to sanctions has been linked with Donald Trump, but some crucial European advocates of continuing them are about to face elections. So who would actually benefit most from relaxing the sanctions regime? A complete suspension of all sanctions […]

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