A View from the Urals: Nizhny Tagil and the anti-Putin protests
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A View from the Urals: Nizhny Tagil and the anti-Putin protests

During a visit to the Urals, Paul Hansbury sought locals’ opinions about the recent anti-government protests in Moscow and other parts of Russia. Igor Kholmanskikh’s fifteen minutes of fame came in December 2011. Kholmanskikh was Deputy Director of the assembly line at Uralvagonzavod, Russia’s largest battle tank manufacturer, situated in the city of Nizhny Tagil. … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

The news to 5 April 2013. The Easter weekend has seen heavy snowfall in Poland, causing severe disruptions to the infrastructure and electricity supply, especially in the eastern and central parts of the country. Source: BBC News A number of important laws and decrees were signed by Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, including a … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

27 February: Slovenia’s government, mired in allegations of corruption, lost a no confidence vote. Prime Minister Janez Jensa resigned, to be replaced by Alenka Bratusek. Anxieties were raised in other European capitals that the process would delay the ratification of Croatia’s EU accession, which is scheduled to take place on 1 July 2013. Source: Economist … Continue reading