Tuesday, July 07, 2015


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Refat Chubarov, the leader of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, calls the new broadcaster "another propaganda tool for the occupiers in Crimea."

Crimean Tatar Leader Says TV Station To Be Russian 'Propaganda Tool'

Russia will establish a Crimean Tatar broadcasting company to replace TV and radio stations shut down by the Moscow-controlled government this spring, but a senior leader of the annexed peninsula's Muslim ethnic minority dismissed the initiative as a bid to create a "propaganda tool." More

Russian tourism officials are hopeful that the Lenin museum in Kazan will prove a big hit with Chinese visitors. (file photo)

Lenin Slept Here, And Was Expelled -- Kazan 'Red Tour' Marketed To Chinese

Russia is trying to attract Chinese tourists to Tatarstan's capital, Kazan, with a "red tour" of communism's historic sites -- bragging not only that Lenin once slept there, but was also expelled from university there as a young revolutionary. More

Audio Podcast: States Within A State

Tatarstan and Chechnya have used different tactics to secure autonomy in Russia -- and elicited very different responses from Moscow. More

Ukraine has abandoned the carnation as the visual motif associated with Victory Day in Russia, opting instead for a red poppy and ribbons in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange And Black

Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols -- just not the orange-and-black of Russia's St. George ribbon. More

Ahtem Ciygoz was arrested in late January by Russian authorities for his alleged role in clashes with pro-Russian demonstrators in February 2014.

Detained Crimean Tatar Assemblyman Launches Hunger Strike

A high-ranking member of the Crimean Tatar assembly has begun a hunger strike at the facility where he awaits trial for allegedly organizing "mass disorder" ahead of Russia's annexation of Crimea. More

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Crimean Tatar Leader Says TV Station To Be Russian 'Propaganda Tool'

Russia will establish a Crimean Tatar broadcasting company to replace TV and radio stations shut down by the Moscow-controlled government this spring, but a senior leader of the annexed peninsula's Muslim ethnic minority dismissed the initiative as a bid to create a "propaganda tool."
More

Lenin Slept Here, And Was Expelled -- Kazan 'Red Tour' Marketed To Chinese

Russia is trying to attract Chinese tourists to Tatarstan's capital, Kazan, with a "red tour" of communism's historic sites -- bragging not only that Lenin once slept there, but was also expelled from university there as a young revolutionary.
More

For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange And Black

Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols -- just not the orange-and-black of Russia's St. George ribbon.
More

Detained Crimean Tatar Assemblyman Launches Hunger Strike

A high-ranking member of the Crimean Tatar assembly has begun a hunger strike at the facility where he awaits trial for allegedly organizing "mass disorder" ahead of Russia's annexation of Crimea.
More

Russian Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison On Terror Plot Conviction

The Moscow Regional Court has sentenced a suspect in a foiled a terrorist attack to 17 years in jail.
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