Ding, ding, ding
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Ding, ding, ding

Vitali Klitschko, heavyweight champion of the world and parliamentary deputy in Ukraine announces that he will run for the country’s presidency in 2015. The race already looks like it will be anything but a clean fight, according to Josh Black. The run-up to November’s EU summit in Vilnius has brought out the worst in EU-Ukraine … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

The news to 8 September 2013 The government’s candidate won mayoral elections in Moscow, with an expected 52% of the popular vote. Turnout, however, appeared significantly lower than in previous elections, at around 30%. Opposition candidate, Alexei Navalny, won between 29-32% of the vote – a better than expected showing. With a prison sentence due … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

The news to 1 September 2013 Four paintings by Russian artist Konstantin Altunin have been confiscated by the police in St. Petersburg for unspecified reasons. One of them shows Russian president Vladimir Putin in women’s underwear. The artist has left the country to seek political asylum in France. Source: BBC News One of Russia’s richest … Continue reading