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Gorbachev calls for Russian elections to be declared void
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:47

Former Soviet president says Kremlin must send people to the polls again or face long-term unrest over alleged voting fraud

Russian authorities should annul the parliamentary vote results and hold a new election, the ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged, as popular indignation grows over alleged election fraud.

Thousands of Russians have...

 
US top officials show ridiculous reactions to Russian elections
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 13:05
Hardly had Russia summed up the results of the parliamentary vote, which took place in the country on December 4, when the US State Department hurried to express its concerns. We could not do without Senator John McCain, of course. He also made some remarks about the Russian elections, after he read a newspaper article...
 
Russia election descends into violence as riot police clash with protesters
Monday, 05 December 2011 20:51

Moscow riot police arrest opposition leaders Alexey Navalny and Ilya Yashin as crowds opposed to Vladimir Putin take to streets

Anger over a Russian election marred by widespread violations and the shadow of Vladimir Putin's likely return to the presidency broke into violence late on Monday, as thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow in...

 
For millions of Russians, this was simply a vote against | Yevgenia Albats
Monday, 05 December 2011 20:45

This new protest wave is not limited to opposition parties - it has drawn in young people previously uninterested in politics

Russia's election day started badly. Early in the morning, three hours before the polls opened, the website of my newspaper went down after it was subjected to a distributed denial-of-service attack by unknown hackers.

An...

 
Putin shaken by United Russia's poor election performance
Monday, 05 December 2011 17:06

Party formed by Vladimir Putin sees support drop by 15% in result seen as test of prime minister's personal popularity

Vladimir Putin was uncharacteristically fidgety as he spoke to supporters at the United Russia headquarters, as polls showed that voters had delivered a harsh blow to his party in parliamentary elections that were widely seen as a...

 
Vladimir Putin needs to rewrite the script | David Hearst
Monday, 05 December 2011 16:42

His party, United Russia, has suffered heavy losses at the polls. The Russian PM has a couple of options now, but they're risky

In one part of Russia, Vladimir Putin got the vote he wanted. In Chechnya, which is under the thumb of a satrap who knows which side his black bread is buttered on, Putin's United Russia got 99.47% of the vote. But it was...

 
Absence of bad news is really good news
Monday, 05 December 2011 15:05
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RIA Novosti / Aleksey Kudenko

While the outcome of the European debt crisis hangs in the balance, no news could also be good news.

After a bit of a lacklustre end to trading last week, the Russian markets expect to show some positive sentiment in the coming days.

Anton Saphronov, analyst from Investcafe says “One can expect market growth in t...

 
A floating nuclear power station helps Baltic shipyard stay afloat
Monday, 05 December 2011 14:27
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RIA Novosti / Vadim Zhernov

An innovative project to build the world's first floating nuclear power station, could also breathe new life into a reborn Baltic shipyard.

­The shipyard in St Petersburg is one of the oldest in Russia, and with debts in the region of 15 billion roubles survival is not an option. The plan is to create a new Baltic ...

 
Elections 2011: Communists traditionally concerned
Monday, 05 December 2011 13:16
United Russia may receive 238 deputy mandates as a result of the parliamentary elections in Russia. Three parties will not be represented in the Duma. Zyuganov told reporters that he had not seen so many violations even during Yeltsin's stay in power. It goes about the process of the voting and the calculation of votes...
 
Russia’s steel hit by 3Q global unrest
Monday, 05 December 2011 12:16
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MMK posts a $205 million loss in 3Q 2011 under IFRS

A turbulent third quarter has driven MMK, Russia’s leading steel producer, into the red. The company has been affected by the value of the rouble going down and fixed assets losing their value.

MMK’s net loss of $205 million posted for July – September 2011 was a major turnaround from a net profit o...

 
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