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  • 'Liberal' Putin could be toppled 'like the tsar', warns Russian ultra-nationalist

    03/26/2015 9:16:30 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies ^ | March 22, 2015 | Yasmin Kaye
    Russian ultra-nationalist Igor Strelkov has said President Vladimir Putin could be toppled "like the last tsar" if he does not fully support pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine. According to the Sunday Times, the former commander of the pro-Russia rebels in the disputed region speculated about Putin's removal from power when he addressed supporters last week. Although Putin is seen as a hardliner in the West, Strelkov believes the Russian premier is too liberal, and has failed to act decisively enough in the region due to his decision not to annex Donetsk and Luhansk. "Ukraine was, is and remains a part...
  • Russia, EU Politicians Denounce Ukraine Parliament's Ouster of Communists

    07/25/2014 1:21:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies ^ | July 24, 2014
    Russia's Communist Party and European leftist parliamentary groups have denounced the ousting of the Ukrainian Communist party from the country's parliament as a breach of free speech. Leader of the Russian Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov, called the ban, set to go into effect on Thursday, the latest attempt to "massacre" the party of his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Symonenko. "Attempts to muzzle them and do away with them are evidence of the cowardice and hideousness of those who are doing this," Zyuganov told state-run Rossiya 24 television channel on Wednesday. Ukrainian parliament voted to oust the party after Symonenko on Wednesday...
  • Russian Patriarch Honors Communist Party Leader

    06/28/2014 8:07:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies ^ | June 27, 2014
    T he head of the Russian Orthodox Church has awarded Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov with an order for "glory and honor." Patriarch Kirill gave the order to Zyuganov in Moscow on June 27, one day after the longtime communist leader celebrated his 70th birthday. Kirill said Zyuganov -- who in 2010 called for the re-Stalinization of Russia and has called the Soviet Union "the most humane state in human history" -- deserves the award as "one of the most famous Russian politicians who has expressed interest in the welfare of the nation and the protection of traditional moral values."...
  • Communist Leader Wants Cities Renamed Stalingrad and Leningrad

    06/09/2014 11:02:46 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies ^ | June 09, 2014
    Russia's Communist leader has voiced support for a referendum to rename the city of Volgograd as Stalingrad, and has suggested that St. Petersburg readopt its Soviet-era name of Leningrad. "Only two cities have been subjected to name changes after the Great Patriotic war — Leningrad and Stalingrad" Communist Party head Gennady Zyuganov told Russian News Service. "They were not awarded the title of "Hero City for nothing, the whole world knows them as Leningrad and Stalingrad" Zyuganov said, adding the people of St. Petersburg had to be called upon to back the name change. During D-Day commemorations in Normandy last...
  • Zyuganov: It is necessary to declare a no-fly zone over South-East of Ukraine

    06/02/2014 2:29:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Rusvensa ^ | 6-2+2014 | Rusvensa
    Gennady Zyuganov (head of the Communist Party of Russia)at the meeting with journalists on Monday made several constructive ideas: the introduction of a no-fly zone, border control and cross-border corridors for Russian volunteers, riding on Donbass. "We have a full right member of the security Council to declare a no-fly zone over this territory and to contribute to any military objects, which will appear on this territory, were eliminated," he said. He added that this must be done for the security of the local population. "To watch them from planes shot of the city and civilians, to look at the...
  • Russian leftists blasts Kiev plans to ban Ukrainian Communist Party

    05/21/2014 1:59:30 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies ^ | May 21, 2014
    Russia’s KPRF has attacked plans of the acting Ukrainian president to ban the Communist party in the country, as a threat to all leftist and patriotic forces, and says such a step is typical of fascist regimes of the past. “All fascist regimes in the world started their activities with a ban on Communist parties. Such threats are a threat to all leftist popular and patriotic forces,” the leader of Russian Communists, Gennady Zyuganov, said at a roundtable in the State Duma on Wednesday. Zyuganov said the Communist Party of the Russian Federation had prepared a draft motion against the...
  • Russian MPs seek to sue Gorbachev over USSR collapse

    04/10/2014 11:56:53 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies ^ | April 10, 2014
    A group of MPs representing both majority and opposition parties have asked Russia’s Prosecutor General to probe the events leading to the breakup of the Soviet Union. They view possible action against former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. In the letter, signed by two MPs from United Russia, two Communists and one representative of populist nationalist party LDPR, the parliamentarians claim that at the March 1991referendum the majority of Soviet citizens voted that their country should remain united, and therefore the actions of several top officials that led to USSR breakup were unlawful. They also noted that in November 1991 the...
  • Moscow’s Europe Square could be renamed into Square of Reunification of Crimea and Russia

    03/23/2014 11:13:50 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies ^ | March 19, 2014
    MOSCOW, March 19. /ITAR-TASS/. The Communist Party of Russia suggests renaming one of the streets or squares in the Russian capital to celebrate the reunification of Crimea with Russia. Andrei Klychkov, the leader of the Communist Party faction in the Moscow State Duma, said on Wednesday that the party was going to submit its proposal to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin soon. They believe that Europe Square in front of the Kievsky railway station could be a perfect place to perpetuate the historical event. Klychkov said several new names for the square had been suggested. “The list of names includes Square...
  • Military strike against Syria may engage whole region in conflict: Russian politician

    09/09/2013 2:09:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies ^ | September 05, 2013
    MOSCOW, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Russian lawmaker Gennady Zyuganov called on the international community to prevent a looming Western military strike against Syria, saying it would plunge the whole region into conflict. "Everyone should oppose that war because this is not a question of Syria. If Syria is destroyed, the flames will spread into Lebanon," Zyuganov, also leader of Russia's Communist Party, told a press conference Thursday. "It seems Obama has wavered and drifted," he said. President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Channel 1 TV and the Associated Press published on the Kremlin website Wednesday that any unilateral...
  • Passions simmer over Moscow plans for Stalin V-Day

    02/18/2010 12:07:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 553+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2010
    As the Kremlin sends out invitations to world leaders to attend a Victory Day parade in Red Square on May 9, Moscow officials plan to set up large "information stands" in places where Russian veterans traditionally meet their war buddies. Previously, veterans were free to attend the celebrations with their own pictures of Stalin if they wished, but this will be first time since Soviet times that the authorities will be providing information on his role, which remains an issue of heated debate in modern Russia. "This is an insult for the millions of those who perished on the fronts...
  • Putin Says Decision on ‘Reunification’ of Georgia ‘Already Decided’

    11/17/2009 7:25:57 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies · 1,398+ views
    Eye on Eurasia ^ | November 17, 2009 | Paul Goble
    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who has often described the collapse of the Soviet Union as “the greatest tragedy” of the 20th century, has now said that the “reunification” of Georgia has “already been decided,” a suggestion some of his listeners believe was a call for restoring Moscow’s control over Georgia and even the former USSR as a whole. In an intriguing commentary published in yesterday’s “Gazeta,” Bozhena Rynska describes both the celebration of the 80th birthday of longtime Soviet and Russian official Yevgeny Primakov and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s two very different toasts on that occasion ( The celebration took...
  • Russian Communist Party to protest U.S. stance on S.Ossetia

    08/03/2009 7:24:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 350+ views ^ | August 03, 2009
    MOSCOW, August 3 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Communist Party will hold protests outside the U.S. embassy in Moscow on Friday to mark Georgia's attack on South Ossetia, Party leader Gennady Zyuganov said on Monday. "We will hold protests in front of the U.S. embassy on [August] 7 in connection with the anniversary of the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict, or more precisely [Georgian President Mikheil] Saakashvili and his mercenaries' traitorous attack on a brotherly republic," Zyuganov said during a press conference in Moscow. The head of the Communist Party's Moscow department, Vladimir Ulas, said the U.S. embassy was chosen for the protests...
  • Russian Communist leader endorses Obama's economic plan

    07/10/2009 1:54:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 590+ views ^ | 07/09/2009
    Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov says he enjoyed getting to meet Barack Obama along with other members of the Russian opposition this week and even saw eye-to-eye with the U.S. president on a few things. Interfax reports via Johnson's Russia List: "I said that I had thoroughly studied the U.S. president's anti-crisis program, that I liked it, as well as that it is socially oriented and primarily aimed at supporting poor people and enhancing the state's role. I said all this to President Obama," he said. Somehow I don't think you'll be seeing that endorsement on
  • NATO accuses Russians of intimidation vs Estonia

    05/04/2007 3:57:01 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 381+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3 May 2007
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO accused pro-Kremlin youths of unacceptable intimidation against Estonia's embassy in Moscow, saying on Thursday it must stop and that Russia-Estonia tensions should be defused diplomatically. Days of protests at the embassy over Estonia's relocation of a Soviet war memorial escalated on Wednesday when demonstrators stormed a news conference shortly before the ambassador arrived and were dispersed by bodyguards spraying gas. Diplomats said the protests amounted to a blockade of the embassy of Estonia, which is a NATO and European Union member. "NATO is deeply concerned by threats to the physical safety of Estonian diplomatic staff, including...
  • US-Russia relations deteriorating sharply, experts warn

    06/06/2006 11:22:15 PM PDT · by vertolet · 113 replies · 1,379+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | June 7 2006 03:00 | Guy Dinmore
    Relations between the US and Russia are deteriorating badly and there is a danger of conflict in the flashpoints of the south Caucasus, according to senior former officials and corporate leaders advising the EastWest Institute (EWI). EWI board members at the think-tank's annual meeting in Charleston were almost unanimous in calling for moves to prevent what one called an emerging "cold peace" between the US and Russia. John Mroz, founder and president of EWI, called the deterioration worrisome. He placed the trend in the context of growing distrust between the major powers, including China, with the world in a state...
  • Chavez says Russia to help Venezuela make rifles

    05/30/2006 8:25:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,294+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/06 | Reuters
    CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Russia will help Venezuela build plants to make Kalashnikov rifles and ammunition after the United States restricted arms sales to the South American nation, President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday. Chavez also told a press conference in Quito, Ecuador, that a delivery of 30,000 Kalashnikov automatic rifles was due to arrive from Russia in early June. "The Russians are going to install a Kalashnikov rifle plant and a munitions factory. So we can defend every street, every hill, every corner," he said in remarks broadcast in Venezuela. Washington banned all weapons sales to Chavez's leftist government...
  • An Iran-Russia-China axis? (Axis of dictatorship)

    10/27/2005 8:40:51 AM PDT · by Wiz · 40 replies · 1,056+ views
    The decision by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to refer Iran's nuclear programme to the UN Security Council has thrown into sharp focus relations between Iran and Russia. Moscow may soon have to choose whether to back Iran or align itself with the US and the European Union (EU) in reining in Iran's nuclear intentions. Russia appears ready to co-operate with both the USA and Iran in order to boost its trade relations with the two countries. Although Russia is also a leading oil exporter and therefore unlikely to be intimidated by Iranian threats to reduce oil sales, the...
  • Stalin's Ghost

    05/04/2006 5:36:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 85 replies · 1,269+ views
    Dick Cheney charges Vladimir Putin with limiting freedom and intimidating former Soviet satellites. A sure sign he's right: Russia's last communist premier, Mikhail Gorbachev, cries "provocation." The most dishonest news story of the 20th century was the cover-up of the Soviet Union's forced famine in the Ukraine in the 1930s by New York Times Moscow correspondent Walter Duranty. The Stalin sympathizer knew as many as 10 million Ukrainians died, yet he wrote that famine was not happening. Disgracefully, his Pulitzer Prize was never revoked and his photo still has a place of honor in the Times' offices. In a reminder...
  • Putin subverting US Government! (HOT)

    04/21/2006 6:38:28 AM PDT · by b2stealth · 41 replies · 9,172+ views
    National PR-ity // Moscow drafts a plan to influence the United States The Kremlin has taken up the promotion of Russian interests in the United States head-on. The key role will be given to the Russian-U.S. Council for Business Cooperation (RUCBC) whose supervisory board will include high-ranking officials from the Russian president’s administration, ministers and prominent public figures. The Russian government asked the Finance Ministry to find sources to finance the NGO. However, it has already been suggested that big business contribute for the council’s activities. The first donation is expected to amount to $50 million. Work has in progress...
  • Russian Communist leader sees U.S. behind bird flu outbreak

    03/14/2006 10:59:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies · 1,033+ views
    Interfax ^ | Mar 14 2006
    MOSCOW. March 14 (Interfax) - Russian Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov has blamed the United States for the spread of avian influenza, or bird flu, in a number of European countries, including Russia. "The forms of warfare are changing. It's strange that not a single duck has yet died in America - they are all dying in Russia and European countries. This makes one seriously wonder why," Zyuganov said at a press conference at the Interfax main office on Tuesday. Zyuganov said that he has good knowledge of war gases as he dealt with them during his army service. "I...
  • Fifty Years Later, Russians Regard Stalin Positively

    03/04/2006 9:04:56 AM PST · by lizol · 39 replies · 846+ views
    Angus Reid ^ | March 4, 2006
    Fifty Years Later, Russians Regard Stalin Positively March 4, 2006 (Angus Reid Global Scan) – Many adults in Russia think the tenure of one of the most notorious Soviet leaders was beneficial, according to a poll by the Public Opinion Foundation. 47 per cent of respondents believe Josef Stalin played a positive role in the country’s history. Stalin was the second leader of the Soviet Union, taking over after the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924. Stalin was responsible for a series of repressive campaigns—known as the Great Purge—during the 1930s. During his tenure, Stalin eliminated all possible political opposition...
  • At 75, Gorbachev Laments U.S. 'Arrogance' (Boy, does he sound like Carter, or what?)

    03/01/2006 11:41:38 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 48 replies · 938+ views
    Gorbachev, Who Turns 75 Thursday, Says End of Cold War Only Strengthened U.S. 'Arrogance' MOSCOW - Mikhail Gorbachev's magnetic brown eyes shine as brightly as ever, and he speaks with the same passion about the collapse of the Soviet Union as he prepares to mark his 75th birthday on Thursday. The man who ended the Cold War and launched democratic reforms that broke the repressive Soviet regime continues to enjoy the limelight, globe-trotting on behalf of his political foundation and environmental group and taking part in charity projects. At a meeting with foreign reporters this week, Gorbachev blamed the United...
  • A fatal desire for order (Russia)

    02/24/2006 11:20:48 AM PST · by lizol · 4 replies · 341+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2006 | Nina L. Khrushcheva
    A fatal desire for order Nina L. Khrushcheva International Herald Tribune FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2006 NEW YORK The 50th anniversary of the 20th Communist Party Congress in 1956, at which Nikita Khrushchev delivered his so-called "secret speech" against Joseph Stalin, is being ignored in Vladimir Putin's Russia. Only last year, there were many phone calls to my family asking for their participation in commemorative events. But those plans were drawn up before May 2005, when Russia celebrated the 60th anniversary of World War II with the sort of Stalinist "brutalist" pomposity reminiscent of Cold War days. Indeed, portraits of Stalin...
  • Khrushchev's 1956 speech reverberates

    02/22/2006 7:35:45 AM PST · by libstripper · 85 replies · 3,670+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | February 22, 2006 | Nina L. Khrushcheva
    When Nikita Khrushchev died in 1971, I was still a girl, but I remember him well. We used to visit him on the weekends on his farm at Petrovo Dalnee, about 30 miles outside of Moscow. I would work with him among the tomatoes or beehives. Although to me he was my kindly old great-grandfather, my family assured me that he was a great man, a world leader, a liberator -- someone I should be proud of.
  • Russia's New Doctrine of Neo-Imperialism

    02/16/2006 6:50:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies · 834+ views
    CENTRAL ASIA - CAUCASUS ANALYST ^ | February 08, 2006 | Khatuna Salukvadze
    The new Russian doctrine, recently presented in an article by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, unveils an assertive plan unprecedented since cold war times. Defining as Russia’s “sphere of strategic interests’ virtually whole post-Soviet space, and terming democratization and European aspirations in the post-Soviet states a direct threat to Russia’s interests the article constitutes an openly stated high-level official position acknowledging that Russia still finds difficulty parting with the Cold War logic as a guiding philosophy for its security and military strategy. BACKGROUND: Much has been said lately about Russia’s use of hydrocarbons as a remedy designed to alter the...
  • Russia is ready to sell aircraft to Venezuela (MiG)

    02/09/2006 2:43:25 PM PST · by Stellar Dendrite · 55 replies · 1,856+ views
    El Universal ^ | 2-9-2006 | El Universal
    Venezuela has become an important customer of Russian weapons, a senior government official said when announcing a record sale of armament in 2005, AP reported. Mikhail Dmitriyev, the head of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, advised that Russia could sell MiG strike aircraft to Venezuela. Queried about Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez' remarks on the possibility of buying MiG's, Dmitriyev answered that no concrete deal has been made. However, "if Venezuela desires to procure MiG's, we are ready to cooperate," he noted. According to the official, Russia is also determined to open a maintenance site for any weapons...
  • Putin against closing mausoleum, burying Lenin’s body

    02/07/2006 3:23:43 PM PST · by Stellar Dendrite · 76 replies · 3,071+ views
    Itar Tass News Agency ^ | 2-7-06 | ITAR-TASS
    MOSCOW, February 7 (Itar-Tass) -- President Vladimir Putin does not support the idea to close the Red Square mausoleum and bury Vladimir Lenin’s body. “I wish to find solutions, which would enjoy support by the majority of citizens and promote reconciliation and unity of the nation rather than a split,” Putin told the Spanish media. “I visited [Francisco] Franco’s grave when I was in Spain in the middle of the 1990s. Opinions may differ, and there are two completely different things. I am against drawing any parallels between fascism and communism,” he said. “Each ideology has its own notions of...
  • Putin Touts Russia's Missile Capabilities [Missiles Can Penetrate Any Missile Defense System]

    01/31/2006 8:50:51 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 29 replies · 1,039+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 31, 2006 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV [AP]
    Putin Touts Russia's Missile CapabilitiesPutin Boasts That Russia's Missiles Can Penetrate Any Missile Defense System, News Agencies Report By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer The Associated Press MOSCOW Jan 31, 2006 — President Vladimir Putin boasted Tuesday that Russia has missiles capable of penetrating any missile defense system, Russian news reports said. "Russia … has tested missile systems that no one in the world has," the ITAR-Tass, Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies quoted him as saying at a news conference. "These missile systems don't represent a response to a missile defense system, but they are immune to that. They...
  • Russia against equating of Communism to Nazism - Kosachyov

    01/21/2006 12:13:49 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 104 replies · 1,032+ views
    Interfax ^ | Jan 20 2006
    MOSCOW. Jan 20 (Interfax) - The Russian delegation to the January session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will strongly oppose any attempt to equate Communism to Nazism, Head of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachyov said. "This is unacceptable, we are not ready to uphold any attempt to compare these ideologies as branches of totalitarianism," Kosachyov said at a Friday press conference in Moscow devoted to the upcoming on January 23 PACE winter session in Strasbourg at which a resolution condemning...
  • From Russia With Cold

    01/09/2006 6:03:20 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 555+ views
    Harvard Crimson ^ | January 09, 2006 | PIERPAOLO BARBIERI
    While in the U.S., people speculated about the outcome of the Rose Bowl and the size of Samsung’s new humongous plasma TV at Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show, Europe had a very cold New Year. Flaunting global warming, already freezing temperatures in the Old Continent managed to get colder thanks to Russian President Vladimir Putin. 2006 did not kick off promisingly when Gazprom, Russia’s Kremlin-owned energy monopoly, interrupted Ukraine’s natural gas flow through the ironically named “Brotherhood” pipeline. Ever since the downfall of the USSR, former satellite Soviet republics have benefited from heavily subsidized gas prices. Wanting to update Ukraine’s...
  • A Kremlin Cassandra

    01/03/2006 4:54:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 370+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 1, 2006
    THE RESIGNATION of Russian President Vladimir Putin's top economic adviser, Andrei Illarionov, was an uncommon gesture of integrity.... He described as ''swindles of the year" recent notorious takeovers of private energy companies by state-owned outfits. He also crossed a red line by praising the Ukrainian government of President Viktor Yushchenko for annulling the fraudulent sale of a state-owned steel plant to the son-in-law of his corrupt predecessor, Leonid Kuchma, for only $800 million. The plant was then sold to a German firm for $4.82 billion. Illarionov had to know that spotlighting the Putin clique's particular shady deals, and lauding Yushchenko's...
  • Rice's patience wearing thin at Kremlin behavior

    01/10/2006 9:56:59 AM PST · by Flavius · 13 replies · 757+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2006 | Nicholas Kralev
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's appointment last year was supposed to be good news for Russia: A longtime student of the former superpower, Miss Rice had publicly declared her love for the country and its culture, and even spoke its language. Most importantly, Moscow had applauded Miss Rice's view -- expressed during the 2000 presidential campaign -- that the United States should "get out" of Russian domestic affairs. But far from enjoying warmer relations, a year later officials from both countries are openly voicing their frustrations with one another. One official described Moscow's recent behavior as "inexplicable. Or just mad."
  • Russians Observe Stalin's 126th Birthday

    12/21/2005 12:37:46 PM PST · by lizol · 55 replies · 847+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Wednesday December 21, 2005
    Russians Observe Stalin's 126th Birthday Wednesday December 21, 2005 7:31 PM MOSCOW (AP) - Residents of a southern Russian town unveiled a statue Wednesday to Josef Stalin, as Communists and others marked the 126th anniversary of the late Soviet dictator's birth. More three dozen residents of Digora, in the Caucasus region of North Ossetia, laid carnations at the gold bust topping a granite obelisk, while children in Soviet-style red kerchiefs saluted. ``Under Stalin, every year we waited for improvements and every year there were improvements. It's a fact,'' sculptor Mikhail Dzboyev said in televised comments. In Moscow's Red Square, several...
  • The rally in Kiev calls to establish a Union of the Orthodox Nations of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

    12/05/2005 11:01:49 AM PST · by lizol · 76 replies · 827+ views
    Interfax ^ | 01 December 2005
    The rally in Kiev calls to establish a Union of the Orthodox Nations of Russia, Ukraine and Byelorussia Moscow, December 1, Interfax - The Union of Orthodox Citizens in Ukraine and the Progressive Socialist Party are holding on Thursday in Kiev a rally against Ukraine’s joining NATO and ‘for the rebirth of the Union of the Orthodox Nations of Russia, Ukraine and Byelorussia’. The rally, which has gathered together over 20 thousand people by the organizer’s estimation, has been planned to coincide with the EU-Ukraine Summit to take place today, the organizers have reported to Interfax from Kiev by telephone....
  • RUSSIA: 'Iron Felix' Back at Petrovka 38 (Dzerzhinsky returns to Lubyanka)

    11/09/2005 10:31:27 AM PST · by REactor · 32 replies · 1,396+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | November 9, 2005 | Carl Schreck
    His most famous statue remains in the purgatory of Soviet monuments, but a less conspicuous sculpture of Soviet secret police founder Felix Dzerzhinsky has returned to its original home more than a decade after it was hastily removed amid fears of popular discontent. Moscow's police force has restored a bust of the once-feared "Iron Felix" in the courtyard of its headquarters at Petrovka 38, where the bust had been removed by police officers on Aug. 22, 1991, due to fears that the angry mob that had brought down Dzerzhinsky's 16-ton statue on Lubyanskaya Ploshchad would attempt a repeat performance. City...
  • Over 5,000 Chinese-Americans welcoming ChiCom leader Hu Jintao

    09/14/2005 11:48:05 AM PDT · by CodeRouge · 22 replies · 688+ views
    On September 13th, over 5,000 Chinese gathered outside Waldorf-Astoria that visiting Chinese president Hu is sheduled to stay, chanting and dancing for 5 hours, waving Chinese communist flag. (Other sources: for security reason Hu didn't show up. The Chinese well wishers finally got angry and turned to their organizers, then left the street scene a mess.)