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  • Dissatisfied with the European Parliament’s soft resolution on Russia, MEPs insist on blacklists

    02/21/2011 10:27:23 AM PST · by struwwelpeter · 6 replies
    NEWSru.com ^ | February 18th, 2011
    Some members of the European Parliament (MEPs) deemed yesterday’s resolution on Russian non-compliance with the rule of law to be much too soft, and now seek sanctions against Russian officials implicated in human rights abuses. As reported in the media, the European Parliament has three enumerations: there is the ‘Khodorkovsky list’, which includes those involved in imposing harsh sentences in the Yukos case; the ‘Magnitsky list’, with the names of those accused of the death in jail of the lawyer for Hermitage Capital Management; and the ‘Nemtsov list’, in which appear the persecutors of Russian opposition leaders. The latter list...
  • Russia: 'Putin foe' to run for presidency (Kasyanov)

    09/14/2005 5:54:58 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 232+ views
    BBC ^ | 09/14/05
    'Putin foe' to run for presidency Russia's former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov has said he will stand for president in the 2008 election. Mr Kasyanov, 47, is seen as the most persistent critic of President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of taking the country away from a democratic path. He is currently under an investigation for alleged fraud and abuse of power - the charges he denies as Moscow's attempt to discredit him. The constitution bars Mr Putin from running for a third term. 'No-one else' "As of today, my answer is yes," Mr Kasyanov told Moscow's Ekho Moskvy radio when...
  • Kasyanov Criticizes Putin Policies as False

    08/23/2005 9:32:19 AM PDT · by lizol · 110+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | Tuesday, August 23, 2005 | Tom Miles
    Kasyanov Criticizes Putin Policies as False By Tom Miles Reuters Former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov has thrown down the gauntlet to President Vladimir Putin with a manifesto for Russia in which he trashes the Kremlin's policies. Kasyanov, who has hinted he may run for president in 2008, wrote in the preface to a British think tank publication that key Putin policies were false, cynical and irresponsible. "Almost all the essential characteristics of a modern democratic state have in fact disappeared in Russia within a short period of time," Kasyanov wrote. "The government and parliament can no longer function without daily...
  • Russian ex-PM denies wrongdoing after probe opens (the next potential presidential candidate)

    07/11/2005 8:46:58 AM PDT · by Lukasz · 14 replies · 243+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 11, 2005 | Guy Faulconbridge
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, reported to be under investigation over land purchases, on Monday denied wrongdoing. The General Prosecutors office has opened a criminal case against Kasyanov for gaining property by deception or a breach of faith, a source in the prosecutors' office told two Russian news agencies. A spokeswomen in the prosecutors' office refused to comment. "In all the years I have been in state service, I did not found any commercial organizations and I never owned any shares or any stakes in any firms," Kasyanov said in a statement read by his spokeswoman...
  • Analysis: Running Against Washington

    03/07/2005 3:41:43 AM PST · by Lukasz · 27 replies · 462+ views
    RFE ^ | 07 March 2005 | Robert Coalson
    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, who is one of President Vladimir Putin's closest confidants and is regularly mentioned as a possible successor to Putin in 2008, made some uncharacteristic political statements in a 1 March interview with "Moskovskii komsomolets." "Only democrats, with their split personalities, could believe that we might get help from abroad," Ivanov said. "Nobody will help us except ourselves. Therefore we should be powerful and capable of guaranteeing our national security in any situation."' He also criticized Russian liberals for viewing Russia only as "a money-making enterprise." Recent Russian media reports indicate that the Kremlin has ordered...