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02/11/2018 02:30How Rap Became The Soundtrack To Polish Nationalism    ( BuzzFeed News )
In 2010, President Lech Kaczyński and several other top officials died when a plane crashed in the Russian city of Smolensk as they were traveling to the site where the Soviet army massacred Polish officers at the end of WWII. Competing accounts of what happened that day are so far apart that they ...
02/04/2018 10:25Smolensk crash: Explosions on board before plane hit ground, investigator says    ( Yahoo News UK )
A British air accident investigator has told Sky News he believes there were explosions on board a plane before it crashed eight years ago, killing Polish President Lech Kaczynski. Frank Taylor's findings challenge the original reports of the Russian and Polish authorities which blamed pilot error for the ...
02/03/2018 02:20Case of Traffic Police officers, who detained prosecutor, returned to court    ( https://en.crimerussia.com/ )
Thus, it turned out that their actions could be qualified as exceeding official powers (part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), which is punishable by up to 10 years of imprisonment. Initially, the case was considered in Smolensk, but later it was transferred to the Tver court.
01/30/2018 02:30Putin, Netanyahu to pay homage to Holocaust victims    (The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com)
Netanyahu to Putin: We Must Take Strong, Timely Stand Against Murderous Ideologies (video) - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com
01/24/2018 02:40Mogilev Oblast Police Department's cooperation with Russian police praised    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
According to the source, traditionally close cooperation has evolved between the Mogilev Oblast Police Department and the police departments in Russia's Smolensk Oblast and Bryansk Oblast. Joint conferences are held as well as seminars and exercises. Information is constantly shared. “Sometimes ...
01/20/2018 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 ...

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