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Friday Aug 29 | Humans Rights Watch

Russia: "Foreign Agents" Law Hits Hundreds of NGOs: Updated August 29, 2014

In early March 2013 the Russian government launched an unprecedented, nationwide campaign of inspections of thousands of nongovernmental organizations to identify advocacy groups the government deems "foreign agents" and force them to register as such.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Two lawmakers in the Murmansk city council representing the ruling...

Two lawmakers in the Murmansk city council representing the ruling United Russia party feature in a video depicting bearded drag-queen "Eurovision" winner Conchita Wurst in which the candidates appear to announce their "anti-gay" platform ahead of the city's municipal elections.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Gay/Lesbian

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO

Russia announced plans on Tuesday to bolster its navy with more advanced weapons in response to NATO's vow to halt the Kremlin's push into Ukraine and feared expansion into eastern Europe.


Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Vladimir Putin, US Military, US Navy, Russia, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Spalding Today

Honour at last for town's Arctic star

Churchill described it as "the worst journey in the world", but it has been one of the longest for the son of a brave Arctic convoy warrior who helped keep Russia in the Second World War.


Related Topix: World News, Russia

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Eastern Daily Press

Arctic Convoy hero holds hope that he will receive Russian war medal

An Arctic Convoy war hero is yet to receive his Ushakov medal to honour his heroics on hellish Russian convoy missions.


Related Topix: Norfolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Russia

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Marine News

Greenpeace Ship Welcomed Back After 300-day Russian Detention

The environmental protest icebreaker 'Arctic Sunrise' has sailed back into Dutch territorial waters after over 300 days in Russian custody.


Related Topix: Amsterdam, NY, World News, Russia

Art Daily

Jeu de Paume's virtual space offers a take on the issues surrounding energy and food management

The French artistic duo examine flora in terms of its active immobility, its flexibility and adaptability, and its relevance as a model for devising new economic and social schemas.


Related Topix: Svalbard, World News, Arctic Region, Russia, Environment

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Bangkok Post

Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise ship returns...

Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship arrived home to a warm welcome in The Netherlands on Saturday, almost a year after it was seized by Russia during a protest against Arctic oil drilling.


Related Topix: Russia, World News