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Aleksey Yaroshevsky

Greenpeace activists charged with piracy over Russian oil rig protest
A Russian court has formally charged 17 of the 30 Greenpeace activists with piracy. They were arrested in Russia after staging a protest at an Arctic oil rig. The charges that Greenpeace calls “extreme” carry a maximum penalty of up to 15 years in jail.

02.10.2013 07:34

‘Protesting Israel’s aggressive policies’: Far-right party promotes anti-Semitic mood in Hungary
Neo-Nazi sentiments are on the rise in Hungary, where the far-right Jobbik party is enjoying major public support. The European Commission is expressing “great concern” over the rise of anti-Semitic incidents across the EU.

01.10.2013 13:33

Greenpeace activists ‘posed real threat’ to Arctic oil rig staff – investigators
Russian investigators say Greenpeace activists who attempted to board an Arctic oil platform in the Barents Sea “posed a real threat” to employees on the rig. The environmental organization says the action was non-violent and demands the crew be released.

30.09.2013 11:50

Russia launches piracy case over Greenpeace oil rig ‘attack’, to prosecute ‘regardless of nationality’
Russia has launched a criminal case into suspected piracy on the high seas over Greenpeace activists scaling an Arctic offshore oil rig before being arrested by border guards. The organization dismissed the allegations as 'absurd'.

24.09.2013 09:57

Bloodhound Gang ‘fleeing’ from Russia after bassist desecrates flag (VIDEO)
US rockers Bloodhound Gang got their Russian gig cancelled, were ‘showered with tomatoes’ and ‘beaten’ by the locals after a YouTube clip showed the band’s bass player desecrating a Russian flag – an act considered a criminal offense in the country.

03.08.2013 17:03

Moscow-Cuba plane detour sparks Snowden speculation
An Aeroflot plane en route from Moscow to Havana deviated from its course on Thursday, FlightAware live flight tracking indicated. The news sparked online speculation that NSA leaker Edward Snowden may have been aboard the aircraft.

11.07.2013 16:47

Snowden deserves political asylum - Russian HR officials
Members of the Russian Presidential Council for Human rights said that it would be justified if the US whistleblower Edward Snowden received political asylum in a country of his choice, including Russia.

26.06.2013 13:19

‘Syria govt not driven to wall’ to use chemical weapons – Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has insisted there is no sense in the Syrian regime using chemical weapons against the rebels, an accusation thrown at the leadership by the international community.

15.06.2013 12:20

‘Our marriage is over’: Putin to divorce wife of 30 years
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have announced their decision to divorce after nearly 30 years of marriage. The scrutiny a national leader experiences is a hard burden for anyone to bear, Putin explained.

06.06.2013 17:57

New website reveals extent of secret CIA flight network
A team of academics have launched the world’s largest interactive database detailing suspected CIA rendition flights, many of which may have transported detainees to Guantanamo Bay.

29.05.2013 11:07

FSB: CIA crossed ‘red line’ with agent Fogle
The CIA has crossed a certain ‘red line’ in professional ethics of intelligence as American spy Ryan Fogle attempted to recruit a Russian agent, an FSB operative told RT.

17.05.2013 14:02

Hunger games: Critical health fears as Gitmo strike marks Day 100
Five critical, 30 force-fed, 102 to 130 taking part – data that makes for grim reading as the Guantanamo hunger strike enters its 100th day. More information on their ill health has been made public as detainees’ lawyers speak out.

14.05.2013 16:35