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April 2016

29 April 2016

Russian Prosecutor General Accuses ‘Right Sector’ of Using Social Media to Overthrow the Kremlin

In a new report, Russian Prosecutor General, Yuri Chaika, has publicly accused Ukrainian nationalist group “Right Sector” of attempts to use the Internet to stage mass unrest in Russia, in a bid to overthrow the Russian government.

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27 April 2016

Prokhorov ‘getting the hell out of Russia’ after embarrassing Putin

Mikhail Prokhorov is in a hurry to sell his Russian-based holdings, but the billionaire will keep his beloved Brooklyn Nets, sources say.

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26 April 2016

Being A Russian Media Mogul Is Dangerous

Mikhail Prokhorov's wealth is estimated at $10.2 billion, but a tiny portion of his assets -- a media company with a market cap of just $32 million -- is putting the rest of his Russian business at risk.

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25 April 2016

Russian Media Celebrate Photographer’s Pulitzer Win

The nationalities of some of this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners is big news. In Burma for example, Esther Htusan, 29, is being lauded as the first winner from that country for her part in AP’s winning Public Service entry.

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22 April 2016

Russians Spend Half Their Incomes on Food For First Time Since 2008

For the first time since 2008 Russians are spending more than half their monthly income on food, as falling real incomes force them to buy only basic necessities, a study published Tuesday revealed.

In February, Russians spent 50.1 percent of their earnings on food products, including alcohol and tobacco, according to the study by the Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting Institute at the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

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21 April 2016

Navalny Asks Russian Spy Agency To Investigate Media Claims He's Western Agent

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has asked the country's lead domestic spy agency to launch an investigation after state television accused him of serving as a secret operative for the West.

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20 April 2016

Russian State Duma Considers Banning Foreign Owners for News Aggregators

The Russian State Duma has accepted the first reading of a bill that would reclassify large news aggregators as media outlets, the Interfax news agency reported Monday.

Under the bill, foreign states, citizens and international organizations would no longer be allowed to own news aggregators in Russia.

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19 April 2016

Kremlin Apologises to German Newspaper, Goldman Sachs for Putin’s Statement

The Kremlin on Friday issued an apology to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs for false comments made by Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the ownership of the newspaper.

Seeking to accuse the United States of orchestrating the Panama Papers leak that exposed murky offshore dealings, Putin wrongfully claimed that Süddeutsche Zeitung, which played a leading role in the expose, was owned by the bank.

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15 April 2016

Russian journalists denied accreditation, Moscow threatens retaliatory action

The Czech Foreign Ministry has denied accreditation to two Russian journalists in Prague, eliciting an angry response from Moscow, which accused the Czech authorities of violating the right to freedom of expression. The Russian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Czech ambassador for an explanation.

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13 April 2016

TASS launches #Russian Scientists News Feed

The launch of the Russian Scientists Newsfeed — a new project based at the information agency TASS, which will create the infrastructure to distribute Russian science news abroad — went public on 8 February at a press conference dedicated to Russian Science Day.

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