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  Russia: Answering terrorism with dictatorship | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Russia is a huge country, and many of its regions (Russia's equivalent to U.S. states) are homelands to distinct ethnic groups.
The other half of Russia's deputies are currently elected nationwide, from lists submitted by political parties that win seats according to their share of the national votes (as long as it is over 5 percent).
Several critics within and outside of Russia have noted that Putin's proposals to cancel gubernatorial elections and end election of individual deputies to the national legislature have little direct connection to fighting terrorism and smack of an opportunistic use of the terrorist attack as cover for a plan long in the making.
dss.ucsd.edu /~mshugart/sd-ut_russia.html   (889 words)

 Rethinking Russia's place in history, art and politics (11/98)
Russia's leaders have made it "all but impossible" for the International Monetary Fund to reinstitute loans to that country, but the United States will continue with "patient" assistance to its former enemy, Strobe Talbott, deputy secretary of state, told a Stanford audience on Friday, Nov. 6.
Primakov is the best leader for Russia at this time because he is the only one who can bridge the gap between nationalists and democrats, said Sergay Kortunov, who was deputy chief of staff of President Yeltsin's defense council until it was disbanded recently.
In current histories of Russia as during the Soviet era, the Soviet period of 1917 to 1991 is treated as a "discrete block of time" with no connection to the imperial past or the war years that immediately preceded it.
www.stanford.edu /dept/news/pr/98/981111russia.html   (1439 words)

  Tracking Nuclear Proliferation, 1998: Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Russia has occasionally stated that it had a capacity to dismantle about 2,000 nuclear weapons a year; it has at the same time reported that the rate of dismantlement was slowed down by the lack of suitable storage space for dismantled components.
In June 1995, Russia agreed to allow the United States to monitor the operation of the three reactors and to monitor the plutonium separated from the spent fuel produced in these units—without, however, inspecting the reprocessing plants where the plutonium is separated.
Russia has also joined the MTCR and the Wassenaar Arrangement, and it has recently ratified the CWC—thereby boosting confidence that cooperation in establishing common assumptions and ground rules for national export control laws and regulations, and their actual implementation, will proceed in the areas of advanced conventional arms and dual-use technologies, missiles, and chemical weapons.
www.ceip.org /programs/npp/russia.htm   (8156 words)

 FOXNews.com - Hezbollah Not on Russia's Terrorist List - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | ...
MOSCOW — Russia on Friday published a list of 17 groups it regards as terrorist organizations, but did not include the Palestinian militant movement Hamas or Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrilla group, both regarded as terrorists in Washington.
Russia has criticized the scale of the Israeli offensive, while the United States has blamed Hezbollah for the violence.
Lavrov said that Russia's support for a Hezbollah role in decision-making in the Mideast crisis was shared by European countries and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, adding:"As for support from the Americans for this position, I have no such information,"RIA-Novosti reported.
www.foxnews.com /wires/2006Jul28/0,4670,RussiaTerroristOrganizations,00.html   (495 words)

 List of leaders of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of Chairmen of the Provisional Government (1917)
List of leaders of the Soviet Union (1917-1991)
This page was last modified 17:39, 19 February 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_leaders_of_Russia   (62 words)

 Boston Globe Online / Nation | World / Lives Lost
VLADIMIR, Russia -- Nikolai Bogdanov hobbled painfully down the dark, moldy corridor of the tuberculosis ward, through the thick clouds of cigarette smoke, past dozens of men in flannel shirts, jeans, and slippers, many of them with faces as gaunt and sallow as his own.
Russia's rate of TB infection is more than 11 times that of the United States.
Ex-convicts tend to fall through the cracks in Russia and are more likely to work as migrant laborers and become alcoholics or drug addicts, lifestyles that sap the immune system and create openings for illness.
www.boston.com /globe/nation/packages/lives_lost/russia.shtml   (2616 words)

 OECD Observer: Russia
Russia should ease limits on foreign ownership in banking and insurance, domestic transport and energy industries, and improve regulatory transparency to attract more investment, according to a new OECD report.
Russia has “already travelled a great part of the road towards economic reform,” thanks in part to co-operation with the OECD, said Alexei Kudrin, Russia’s deputy prime minister and minister of finance, at a meeting of the OECD-Russia Liaison Committee held in Paris on 28 March.
The OECD’s programme with Russia is the organisation’s largest with a single non-member country and the OECD issued its fourth Economic Survey of the Russian Federation in February 2002.
www.oecdobserver.org /news/categoryfront.php/id/93/Russia.html   (1161 words)

 STAR: Religion in Russia
There are roughly 17,500 religious groups in Russia where a highly controversial 1997 law requires that they be accepted and registered on the governmental list of authorized faiths by December 31, 2000.
On the other hand, religious leaders, such as Patriarchs and Popes, are committed and bound to the ideal that their religion and church is the one true faith as mandated by Christ.
Understanding that, they are compelled to consider other sects or traditions a threat; not so much as a threat to their power, but a threat to the innocent souls who may, in their opinion, fall victim to false prophets, promises and doctrine.
star.dubroom.org /articles-religioninrussia.htm   (1331 words)

Russia is in the grip of an economic catastrophe.
As the crisis in Russia deepens, all sorts of workers' committees are emerging: strike committees, salvation committees, etc. Some of them are soviets in all but in name.
An eyewitness report on the effects of the attemps of capitalist restoration in Russia, the situation in the CP and perspectives for the labour movement based on Alan Wood's recent trip to Russia.
www.newyouth.com /archives/russia.asp   (1865 words)

Russia is a federated state with, in theory, widespread devolution to its regions.
Russian national flags normally used in Russia range from the lightest to the darkest shade (like from argentine blue to british blue), even if in russian light blue is considered a separate color.
We could say that white, blue and red flags were in used in Russia from about 1667, mainly in the quartered form with a blue cross, while from 1697, after the visit of Peter the Great to Netherlands, the triband design became the preferred one.
flagspot.net /flags/ru.html   (1398 words)

 [A-List] Russia/US alliance
America's relations with Russia are better than at any time since the end of the second world war and are improving, while transatlantic relations are probably as bad as they have ever been.
Russia's big attractions In the world after September 11th, Mr Putin has three reasons to command Mr Bush's attention that Western Europe (often mercifully) cannot match.
Russia has closer ties with all the "axis of evil" countries than Europe, so it is a better conduit for diplomatic pressure.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2002-May/037681.html   (1034 words)

 [A-List] EU-Russia alliance?
Russia is a natural part of what Mikhail Gorbachev once called the "common European home".
It is time the leaders of the region faced up to what that implies.
Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the liberal Yabloko party in the Russian Duma, the parliament, is grateful to Mr Bush.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2002-May/037699.html   (1143 words)

 The SVR Russia’s Intelligence Service
Russia found itself in a situation in which even a realistic threat to its national interest would not be acted on because the country’s political chaos and economic situation would not allow it.
The leaders of Russia’s special services might also be tempted to use Russia's criminal diaspora in some of their undertakings, especially against other criminals or religious or ethnic radicals based abroad.
Russia will not threaten its neighbours with invasion, unless attacks on Russia are launched from their territories, but the next step of NATO enlargement would make the SVR and the GRU (military intelligence) more active in NATO and its candidate countries.
www.fas.org /irp/world/russia/svr/c103-gb.htm   (9475 words)

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Russia on Friday published a list of 17 groups it regards as terrorist organizations and did not include the Palestinian movement Hamas or Lebanon's Hizbullah group, both of which are regarded as terrorists in Washington.
Sapunov told Rossiiskaya Gazeta that the list of 17 "Includes only those organizations which represent the greatest threat to the security of our country." Also on the Russian list were groups linked to separatist militants in Chechnya and Islamic radicals in Central Asia.
Russia in the past has come under criticism for its refusal to list Hamas and Hizbullah as terrorist organizations.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3282840,00.html   (367 words)

 The Baltic Caucus - External News on Baltic States - Awkward memories haunt Russia victory day celebrations
As Russia prepares to welcome world leaders to Moscow to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the European war on May 9, images like this -- with the Red Army as heroic liberator of eastern Europe -- dominate its view of the conflict.
Russia's national pride has already been wounded following the rejection in the past 18 months by ex-Soviet Ukraine and Georgia of Moscow's historic influence and the election of pro-western leaders.
Russia is sticking to its own interpretation of the war.
www.house.gov /list/speech/il19_shimkus/en_050324_russiavictory.html   (708 words)

 Friends of Saddam: Russia Archives
Russia, which put up some ``obstacles'' to access of documents and hasn't signed a memorandum of understanding on their delivery, is cooperating, according to Michael Holtzman, spokesman for the panel named by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to probe allegations of corruption in the oil-for-food program.
The list, obtained exclusively by FOX News, appears to show that the United Nations, which was supposed to monitor every contract, either didn't know what was going on or turned a blind eye to a system of alleged bribes and kickbacks.
Russia's Communist Party, banned then reborn in the chaos of the 1990s, faced a second death in Dec. 2003, after voters spurned nostalgic appeals to the red flag and the Soviet past, its share of the vote falling to about 12 percent from 24 per cent in 1999.
www.acepilots.com /unscam/archives/cat_russia.html   (6045 words)

 CBS News | Russia Wants To Expand Terror List | October 8, 2004 13:08:07
Russia circulated a draft resolution stressing the need for the 15 member nations to "cooperate fully" in tracking down the perpetrators and organizers of terrorist attacks.
The list, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, would be separate from that drawn up after the Sept. 11 attacks, which targets terror suspects linked to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network or Afghanistan's now deposed Taliban regime.
Russia also suggested drafting conventions on international terrorism and the suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/10/08/terror/main648267.shtml   (752 words)

 Russia's 'Terror War' - Council on Foreign Relations
After criticizing his democracy rollbacks, leaders at the G8 summit were preoccupied with areas of mutual concern, leaving Russia to Putin (WashPost).
Granted, Russia's hopes of entering the World Trade Organization were put off, but the U.S. Trade Representative anticipates a deal in the coming months.
Russia’s Wrong Direction: What the United States Can and Should Do Independent Task Force report on Russia says “partnership” between the two countries is not a realistic short-term goal.
www.cfr.org /publication/11129/russias_terror_war.html   (915 words)

 Russia Asks UN for New Terror List - Empire? - Global Policy Forum
Russia took its case for expanding the global war against terrorism to the United Nations, proposing that the UN Security Council establish a new list of terror suspects who would be subject to extradition.
Russia on Friday circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution that stresses the need for the 15 member nations to "cooperate fully" in tracking down the perpetrators and organizers of terrorist attacks.
UN anti-terrorism sanctions require all 191 UN member states to impose a travel ban and arms embargo against a list of those linked to the Taliban or al-Qaida and to freeze their financial assets.
www.globalpolicy.org /empire/terrorwar/un/2004/0927russianlist.htm   (703 words)

 Russia archive at Taking Aim
Russia’s migration service said on Thursday that the suspension of visas to Georgians would be extended, and that 180-day visas held by Georgians already in Russia would be cut to 90 days.
Russia’s chief of army staff Yuri Baluyevsky, quoted by Russian news agencies, said the move was “sheer lawlessness”.
Russia needs more political parties, says Vladislav Surkov, the magnificently, if not entirely correctly named deputy head of the Kremlin administration in charge of parties.
www.takingaim.co.uk /category/russia   (2600 words)

 Russia Blog: Are Russians Becoming More Religious?
Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, the head of the department of foreign church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, recently commented that the state did not include a column on affiliation with a religion in the population census, although it was asked to.
On the other hand, Russia's official Muslim structures are increasingly emphasizing their commonality with coreligionists abroad, and that is reflected in the situation in our country.
It is appropriate to recall that during the recent war in Lebanon, a public squabble arose between the Council of Muftis of Russia and the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.
www.russiablog.org /2006/12/are_russians_becoming_more_rel.php   (2092 words)

Russia has not yet issued reaccreditations for these agencies, and JCICS is not aware of the time-frame in which this will happen.
Russia is accrediting more agencies, but we do not know the exact number of how many or if they will accredit agencies for the first time vs. a re-accreditation.
According to Ministry of Education sources, in adoption cases in which the American prospective adoptive parents have made their first trip to Russia prior to January 10, 2005 and have officially identified the child or children they hope to adopt, the Ministry of Education is now processing letters of release.
www.jcics.org /Russia.htm   (5058 words)

 Russia: Supreme Court Approves List Of 17 'Terrorist' Groups - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Sapunov said Russia took into account the views of the international community but said the 17 were primarily a national list of organizations that the Supreme Court considered the greatest threat to the security of the state.
Russia risked the ire of Washington by inviting Hamas leaders to Moscow for talks after they won the Palestinian parliamentary elections in January this year.
But the main reason they do not figure on the list, he said, was because they were not trying to change Russia's constitutional order through violence and were not linked to illegal armed groups and other extremist organizations operating in the North Caucasus.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2006/07/398CC38F-B2BD-49CC-9071-7500302BE628.html   (677 words)

 China & Russia, Russian-Speaking Chinese Leaders - Johnson's Russia List 11-5-02
The new leader will have to gradually accept from his predecessor all the remaining reins of government and, especially the post of head of state.
The old generation of leaders will evidently retain considerable influence - however, judging from information that has leaked from the informal annual meeting of the PRC's supreme leadership at the health resort of Beidaihe, the key positions are practically guaranteed to leaders of the "fourth generation" which Hu Jingtao and others belong to.
The reply is: No. The political face of the leaders of the new generation, whose youth coincided with the time of hongweibings and other upheavals of the "cultural revolution", in general, differs from that of the current one.
www.cdi.org /russia/johnson/6534-10.cfm   (817 words)

 OECD Observer: Russia scratched from money-laundering list
Russia has been taken off the list of countries failing to co-operate in the international fight against money laundering, after carrying out significant reforms of its anti-money laundering system.
Russia has implemented significant reforms to its anti-money laundering system and given strong assurances that it will continue with the reforms until the process is completed.
The FATF also removed Dominica, Niue and the Marshall Islands from its list of non-co-operative countries and territories in the fight against money laundering in light of their progress in improving their anti-money laundering systems.
www.oecdobserver.org /news/fullstory.php/aid/895/Russia_scratched_from_money-laundering_list.html   (418 words)

 LLRX.com - A Guide to Russian Legal Research
Russia (the Russian Federation) is a democratic, federative, law-based state with the republican form of government.
Russia consists of 89 federal subjects - 21 autonomous republics, six krais (provinces), 49 oblast (regions), two cities of federal status, one autonomous oblast and ten autonomous okrugs (districts), each endowed with equal rights.
For the acts of the President and the Government this constitutional provision is implemented by the President Decree N 763 "On the procedure for the publication and the effective date of the Acts of President of Russia and the Government of Russia" (http://jedi.kosnet.ru/sorm/lawdocs/763.html) of May 23, 1996.
www.llrx.com /features/russia.htm   (10122 words)

 Event Summary: A Confusing Turn in Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
At a Brookings press briefing on Tuesday, November 25, a panel of experts addressed recent events in Russia and discussed the likely implications for Russia, its leadership, economic reform efforts, and the parliamentary elections scheduled for December 7.
This step has made many worry that Russia may be returning to the old days of targeted attacks against prominent figures and restrictions on civil society.
Roughly one-third of Russia's budget comes from oil and gas revenues, creating an economic situation akin to "an addict and its fix," according to Hill.
www.brook.edu /comm/op-ed/20031125russia.htm   (877 words)

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