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2014-04-01 15:13:34

In 1809, when Finland became a part of Russia after being under Swedish rule, Czar Alexander I described the event in very similar terms as President Vladimir Putin used in his speech on 18 March 2014 on the annexation of Crimea to Russia. "Both rulers strove to reassure their audience of their goodwill towards the well-regarded people in the area and appealed to both history and divine right. Alexander cited Napoleon and Putin the United States as the arrogant enemy," asserts Anneli...

2014-03-12 16:24:23

DUSSELDORF, Germany, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is not the ruthless aggressor the West makes him out to be, argues Gabor Steingart, the publisher of Germany's leading financial newspaper Handelsblatt. The West is engaged in what Americans in their more clear-headed moments would call "pit bull politics" - a policy of shoot-from-the-hip attacks driven by instinct, not reason. Pit bull politics is politics with teeth bared but no...

2014-02-10 12:25:03

OSLO, Norway, February 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - From Oslo to Sochi with Love When guests arrive at Norway's swankiest hotel, The Thief in Oslo, they will be greeted by multiple couples - heterosexual, same-sex, interracial - kissing in enthusiastic support of the global Principle 6 campaign. Behind the initiative are the hosts of Europride 2014 and the Norwegian Hotel Tycoon Petter Stordalen. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140210/668216-a )...

2014-02-05 20:25:02

CBGB Festival Present Activists For Amnesty International To Share Stories of a Different Russia, Just Days Before Sochi Winter Games NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world's attention turns to Sochi, Russia, and the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, two of Russia's most well-known and outspoken advocates are in Brooklyn, telling of a very different Russia than the one portrayed by Vladimir Putin. (Photo:...

2014-02-05 16:26:02

Pussy Riot Members To Join The Flaming Lips, The Fray, Imagine Dragons, Cake, Colbie Caillat and Sir Bob Geldof to draw attention to human rights issues around the world. NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CBGB Festival is honored to announce they are executive producing Amnesty International's Human Rights concert in Brooklyn tonight. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140205/DC59921) Two recently jailed members of Pussy Riot, the Russian punk rock...

2014-02-04 20:22:34

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanislav Belkovsky Foundation named key Russian government and media conflicts of 2013 in a report presented in Washington, D.C. and released today by RUSSIA! magazine. Stanislav Belkovsky, well-known political analyst, provided a detailed account of topics which were covered in the Russian media in 2013 and which, in his opinion, would shape Russian politics in 2014. Belkovsky presented the report to a US audience at the Heritage...

2013-10-14 12:23:31

Democracy Institute report on Romanian economy highlights dangers for economic growth and relationship with United States WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Romania's government faces policy choices that could set it on a course to western-style prosperity or relegate it to the status of an impoverished backwater in thrall to Vladimir Putin's Russia, according to a report released today by the Democracy Institute. The provocative report, Balkan Tiger or Balkan...

Multiple Greenpeace Activists Face Piracy Charges In Russia
2013-10-03 07:41:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A demonstration last month against Arctic oil drilling has turned into an international incident this week. Russia has started charging 30 Greenpeace activists from 18 countries with piracy, a charge that could bring long prison terms for a protest in a region the Kremlin sees as a key to future prosperity. The activists were arrested on September 18, after two tried to scale the Prirazlomnaya oil platform, which plays a crucial role...

2013-09-19 08:27:23

MOSCOW, September 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dancers from elite club Golden Girls have followed Moscow University journalism students and published a calendar in honour of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and his anti-war in Syria position. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/642122-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/642122-b ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/642122-c ) The...

2013-08-13 23:00:11

"As an organization our fundamental principles and Global Code of Ethics for Tourism support the right to be free from 'discrimination',” Stated Mr. Leslie. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 In an open letter to its members and member countries, Edwin W. Leslie, President & CEO of Leslie Hospitality Consulting has asked the United Nations World Tourism Council Members to put forth a referendum at its upcoming August 24, 2013 meeting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe...