Posts tagged ‘Russia’

December 18, 2011

The Tide is Turning:Thousands Rally in Russia Over Fraud-tainted Vote

Thousands took to the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg on Sunday, braving strong winds and torrential rains for a second week of protests over Russia‘s fraud-tainted parliamentary vote.

December 8, 2011

Putin: ‘People have a right to protest, Clinton should look at OccupyUS’

Vladimir Putin has called for the opposition to open dialogue saying they have every right to hold rallies – if they are held within the law. But the Prime Minister also pointed to signs of foreign influence in Russia’s political life – calling that unacceptable.

November 23, 2011

Holy Cold War Batman! Russia threatens to deploy missiles in row with US

Russia could deploy missiles to its EU borders aimed at missile defence facilities in Europe planned by the United States.  Iskander missiles, which have a range of up to 500 kilometres, may be stationed in the Kaliningrad exclave, if Washington goes ahead with a defence system whose sites would be in countries close enough to pose a threat to Russia.  NATO had been trying to broker a deal for Russia’s cooperation with the US plan, but refused Russia’s proposal to run the system jointly.

November 14, 2011

James Corbett: ‘With Syria kicked out of Arab League, military intervention possibile’

The U.S. and its allies are more interested in regime change in Syria than a peaceful solution to the unrest – that’s according to the Kremlin. Russia‘s Foreign Minister says Western countries are trying to stir-up Syria’s opposition to topple President Bashar al-Assad. Independent web journalist James Corbett thinks the Arab League suspension of Syria means the West is now much closer to achieving its goal of regime change in Damascus.