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Bulgaria Regrets Russia’s Decision to Quit South Stream – Ambassador
Mar02

Bulgaria Regrets Russia’s Decision to Quit South Stream – Ambassador

Bulgaria regrets Moscow’s decision to stop work on the South Stream gas pipeline, according to Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Russia Boyko Kotsev. Stressing Bulgaria’s reliability as a participant in the gas pipeline project, Kotsev, as cited by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency, informs that the Bulgarian companies involved in the...

Tens of Thousands March in Moscow to Honour Murdered Boris Nemtsov
Mar01

Tens of Thousands March in Moscow to Honour Murdered Boris Nemtsov

Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow on Sunday afternoon to honour the memory of the murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. Moscow police said some 21,000 people took part in the march. The organisers put the turnout at tens of thousands. Opposition supporters gathered at a point not far from the Kremlin. The march...

Estonia Votes in General Election Overshadowed by Fears over Russia
Mar01

Estonia Votes in General Election Overshadowed by Fears over Russia

Estonia is holding parliamentary elections on Sunday marked by concerns over Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Nearly a quarter of Estonia’s population of 1.3 million is ethnic Russian and the pro-Moscow Centre Party is expected to do well in the vote, but the partners in the current governing coalition – the centrist Reform party...

Thousands Expected to March in Moscow in Memory of Nemtsov
Mar01

Thousands Expected to March in Moscow in Memory of Nemtsov

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Moscow on Sunday afternoon to honour the memory of assassinated Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. Opposition supporters plan to march from central Moscow to the Great Moskvoretsky Bridge near the Kremlin where Nemtsov was shot dead on Friday. Moscow city authorities had approved the march...

Donetsk Rebels Pledge to Complete Heavy Weapons Withdrawal Sunday
Mar01

Donetsk Rebels Pledge to Complete Heavy Weapons Withdrawal Sunday

The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in Ukraine plans to complete on Sunday the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line as required by the latest Minsk agreement, ITAR-TASS reported. “Today we are finalising the withdrawal,” Eduard Basurin, a representative of DPR’s defence ministry told the news agency. He...

Nemtsov Murder: Investigators Suggest Leader Might be ‘Sacrifical Victim’
Feb28

Nemtsov Murder: Investigators Suggest Leader Might be ‘Sacrifical Victim’

There have been various suggestions as to why opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed on Thursday evening in Moscow, 500 meters from the Kremlin. Here are some of them: Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s spokesperson, has called the development a “100-percent provocation” and “a contract killing”.An Interior Ministry...

Nemtsov Murder: Conflicting Versions of Russian Oppositon Leader’s Killing
Feb28

Nemtsov Murder: Conflicting Versions of Russian Oppositon Leader’s Killing

There have been various suggestions as to why opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed on Thursday evening in Moscow, 500 meters from the Kremlin. Here are some of them: Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s spokesperson, has called the development a “100-percent provocation” and “a contract killing”.An Interior Ministry...

Russian Investigators: Nemtsov Killing Linked to Charlie Hebdo Comments
Feb28

Russian Investigators: Nemtsov Killing Linked to Charlie Hebdo Comments

Investigators are working on the hypothesis that the killing of Boris Nemtsov was related to his stance on the attack of Charlie Hebdo magazine.”Nemtsov received threats related to his position on the shooting of journalists in the office of Charlie Hebdo edition in Paris,” Vladimir Markin, who represents the Investigative Committee...

Bulgaria to Back New Sanctions on Russia if Minsk Deal Fails
Feb28

Bulgaria to Back New Sanctions on Russia if Minsk Deal Fails

Sofia will support new sanctions against Russia if the agreement to end hostilities in Ukraine’s Donbass region does not yield results, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov says. In a Friday interview with Reuters Mitov added the country was considering whether to send a humanitarian convoy with food and medical aid to ethnic Bulgarians in...

Nemtsov ‘Was Preparing Report on Russia-Ukraine Standoff’ – Opposition
Feb28

Nemtsov ‘Was Preparing Report on Russia-Ukraine Standoff’ – Opposition

Murdered Russian oppositioner Boris Nemtsov was working on a report allegedly containing evidence of Russia’s direct involvement in Ukraine’s unrest, according to Nemtsov’s fellow colleagues.Ilya Yashin, an activist who had close ties to Nemtsov, told Ekho Moskvy radio he had spoken to Nemtsov two days before his killing on...

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