Tuesday, July 28, 2015


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Bashkir Activist's Three-Year Sentence Upheld

The Supreme Court of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan has upheld the sentence of a local civil rights activist. More

Crimean Tatar Leaders Under Pressure

Russian investigators have summoned Crimean Tatar leaders ahead of a major world congress scheduled for Ankara this weekend in a move that has sparked concern that the authorities are trying to pressure the group. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Ufa on July 10.

Putin Hosts SCO Summit In Ufa

Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the SCO to increase Russia's clout in the former Soviet Union and beyond. More

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

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Bashkir Activist's Three-Year Sentence Upheld

The Supreme Court of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan has upheld the sentence of a local civil rights activist.
More

Crimean Tatar Leaders Under Pressure

Russian investigators have summoned Crimean Tatar leaders ahead of a major world congress scheduled for Ankara this weekend in a move that has sparked concern that the authorities are trying to pressure the group.
More

Putin Hosts SCO Summit In Ufa

Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the SCO to increase Russia's clout in the former Soviet Union and beyond.
More

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
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