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Today 02:45Election season in Russia: violent acts and criminal cases against rights defenders, political activists    ( Open Democracy )
This article is part of our partnership with OVD-Info, an NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Russia's presidential elections are drawing close and the machinery of repression, which is working overtime, has apparently no intention to stop. We continue to cover these events.
01/12/2018 01:55Diary of Ali Feruz – Detained Journalist Facing Deportation From Russia    ( Mintpress News (blog) )
Ali Feruz is a correspondent for the Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta who is currently facing deportation to Uzbekistan, where he was born — and where, according to friends and colleagues, he faces torture at the hands of the security services and possibly death. In August, Moscow City ...
01/12/2018 01:55Explosion version in Kaczynski's plane crash unconfirmed — investigators    (Eurasia Daily)
Poland says explosions caused accident with Kaczyński plane - Eurasia Daily
01/10/2018 18:05“I don't remember who I am”: diary of detained journalist facing deportation from Russia    ( Open Democracy )
In Russia, he lived in Smolensk. He was going to travel home via Moscow. But when he arrived he was detained by the police. Zhakhongir performed a rap in Tajik about a young man who goes off to the army and dies there. Now he's preparing to write a rap about immigration detention. Illustration by ...
01/06/2018 01:55Bastrykin to check into drunk ICR investigator's detention by Smolensk traffic police    ( https://en.crimerussia.com/ )
Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee Aleksandr Bastrykin has instructed to check the media publications dedicated to the detention of a drunk ICR officer driving car in the Smolensk region, RIA Novosti reports citing ICR Official Representative Svetlana Petrenko. According to Petrenko ...
01/04/2018 17:55Kaczyński brothers named top Polish politicians of last 25 years    ( thenews.pl )
From 2002 to 2005 he was mayor of Warsaw. In 2005, he was elected president of Poland. He died in a plane crash near Smolensk, western Russia, in 2010. The official awards ceremony is scheduled for February 6. (gs/pk). Source: IAR, Polish Radio. tags: awards, Gazeta Polska, Jarosław Kaczyński, ...
12/19/2017 21:15Retired Ukrainian general says Polish president's jet 'blown up' in 2010 – media    ( UNIAN )
Hryhory Omelchenko says he has spent more than seven years investigating the disaster, in which the Tu-154 jet crashed near the western Russian city of Smolensk on April 10, 2010, killing then Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others, according to a report on the gordonua.com website, ...
12/19/2017 21:15Retired Ukrainian general says Polish president's jet 'blown up' in 2010: report    ( thenews.pl )
Hryhory Omelchenko says he has spent more than seven years investigating the disaster, in which the Tu-154 jet crashed near the western Russian city of Smolensk on April 10, 2010, killing then Polish President Lech Kaczyński and 95 others, according to a report on the gordonua.com website.
12/19/2017 21:15The 26 March case: how Russia is cracking down on freedom of assembly    ( Open Democracy )
(c) Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images. All rights reserved. This article is part of our partnership with OVD-Info, an NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. On 26 March 2017, Russia witnessed the largest public protests for the last few years. According to different reports, between 36,000 and ...
12/15/2017 08:30Brothers in Arms: Russian National Guard, China's Armed Police Boost Interaction    ( Sputnik International )
Between July 3 and 15, 2016, the Russo-Chinese tactical and special training "Cooperation-2016" drills took place in the Moscow and Smolensk regions of Russia. Rosgvardia was formed in April 2016 bringing together a range of internal security forces into one federal body tasked with securing ...
12/07/2017 06:50Reimagining Isaac Babel In The Era Of Fake News    ( Forward )
And in 2010, a Polish Air Force plane carrying dignitaries to Smolensk, Russia, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of a Russian secret police massacre of Polish nationals during World War II, crashed while landing, killing everyone on board. In Rajiv Joseph's play, those events are all connected, by ...
12/05/2017 22:50Marina Popovich, Soviet test pilot – obituary    ( Telegraph.co.uk )
Marina Popovich, who has died aged 86, was a celebrated Soviet test pilot nicknamed “Madame MiG”; during her career she tested more than 40 aeroplanes, set 102 aviation world endurance records, including the world record for the longest flight for a woman pilot, and became the first female pilot to ...
12/05/2017 06:50Polish air crash investigators to publish report in spring: defence minister    ( thenews.pl )
Speaking to public television broadcaster TVP 1, Antoni Macierewicz said that the commission's report on the April 10, 2010 disaster near Smolensk, western Russia, would present what he described as true evidence in the case. According to Macierewicz, a previous panel of investigators, a state ...
12/01/2017 22:40Smolensk catastrophe in Poland, has made a resonant statement    ( The Quebec Post )
The Minister of national defence of Poland Anthony Macierewicz said that the Smolensk disaster, which in Russia in 2010 killed 96 Polish dignitaries, was no accident, and promised in the spring to present the report. The Minister told the TV channel TV Republika. The Minister asked, considering the ...
11/23/2017 22:55A Radiation Cloud, and a Mystery, From Russia    ( New York Times )
The press offices of several Russian nuclear plants issued statements denying any accidents or leaks and asserting that they had detected no elevated levels of ruthenium 106 in the air. One spokesman, for a plant in Smolensk, told RIA, a state news agency, “this is a rare element and we would have ...
11/21/2017 06:50'Alarm!' EU's Tusk says Polish govt policy is 'Kremlin plan'    ( Newsline )
... a former Polish president, who died in a plane crash in Russia's Smolensk in ... The anti-Russian sentiments among the party have apparently not ...
11/15/2017 06:40What's Going On In NYC This Week    ( Jewish Week )
In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government has a suspicious accident and crashes in the Russian city of Smolensk. Inspired by his love ...
10/26/2017 05:00Smolensk disaster: Russia cut from the report entry about the explosion    ( The Sherbrooke Times )
At the request of the Russian side it was cut from a previous report of the Polish Commission investigating the Smolensk disaster. This entry may ...
09/28/2017 11:50'Bone business': Who makes money on our death?    ( https://en.crimerussia.com/ )
Today, the average amount of money saved by elderly Russians on their ..... In Smolensk, following an initiative of the local administration, a special ...
09/24/2017 06:25Twice a victim: Poland destroying monuments honoring Soviet soldiers' war sacrifice    ( RT )
The verbal war between Russia and Poland is in full swing now. .... Polish POWs by Stalin's secret police near the village of Katyn (Smolensk region).

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