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Breaking News: Ice surface at Sochi's Bolshoy Ice Dome not up to Olympic standards
Posted by: Anthony Bloch

Sochi :: Russia | updated 2014-02-19 15:22:32 -0800 | sports-news

The Russians spent over 50 billion to put on the Sochi Games and they have been criticized for many mishaps and unfinished work. To me, the worst display of incompetent work and maintenance is the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the...
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Breaking News: Investors flee Russian economy after Ukraine invasion
Posted by: Robert Weller

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-06 15:11:55 -0800 | disasters-news

Russian President Vladimir Putin has produced a bear market with his invasion of the Ukraine. Foreign investors are fleeing and the ruble was at historic lows Monday. "There's a sell-off of everything right now," BCS trader Artem Argetkin told BBC....
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Breaking News: Sochi 2014: Obama sends gay athletes as Putin tries to soften human rights image
Posted by: PrairieDogPress

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2013-12-22 15:03:07 -0800 | political-news

Russia’s parliament approved Wednesday an amnesty law submitted by President Vladimir Putin, with the hopes of staving off worldwide criticism of his government’s human rights abuse record, which is reportedly keeping many world leaders away from the Sochi Olympics in...
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Breaking News: Stray dogs of Sochi saved by US athletes and Russian billionaire
Posted by: itobin53

Sochi :: Russia | updated 2014-02-22 08:18:33 -0800 | disasters-news

An American skier and a Russian billionaire have a common cause at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. They both want to save the stray dogs of Sochi from extermination by government officials. Stray dogs have been rounded up and killed...
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Breaking News: Winter Olympics in Sochi open safely amid Putin's push to protect his image
Posted by: PrairieDogPress

Sochi :: Russia | updated 2014-02-10 14:23:13 -0800 | sports-news

The 2014 Winter Olympics began Thursday in Sochi, Russia, with full opening ceremonies kicking off today. So far, so good, but Russian President Vladimir Putin has done his very best to present a bright picture of the costly $51 billion...
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Breaking News: Putin's secession agenda in Ukraine and the 'Kosovo precedent' (Part 1)
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-29 15:31:02 -0700 | political-news

Commentary Author's note: This is the first of a two-part series. Part 2 can be accessed here. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly cited the so-called "Kosovo precedent" in defense of his policy in Ukraine. He has claimed that NATO...
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Breaking News: Russian stocks lose billions in trading after Ukraine invasion
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-07 15:52:13 -0800 | business-news

Russia's stock market took heavy losses Monday on the first day of trading following a military takeover of the Ukraine's Crimea region that sparked alarm and condemnation from the West. Shares lost nearly $11 billion on the Moscow exchange and...
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Breaking News: Rescuers hold out hope for Sochi street dogs
Posted by: itobin53

Sochi :: Russia | updated 2014-03-19 03:18:10 -0700 | disasters-news

As the eyes of the world are on Vladimir Putin and his military forces in Crimea, there is a different kind of war going on in Russia. The stray dogs of Sochi remain the victims of a political machine blind...
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Breaking News: Olympic threats: Toothpaste tube bombs, terrorist 'Black Widow' in Sochi
Posted by: Barry Ellsworth

Sochi :: Russia | updated 2014-02-21 17:43:43 -0800 | sports-news

The Department of Homeland Security has warned airlines to be on the lookout for toothpaste containers that may hold ingredients to make bombs on planes bound for the Sochi Olympics, ABC News reported today. An official with Homeland Security would...
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Breaking News: It's Canada vs. US in Olympic hockey showdowns in Sochi
Posted by: Barry Ellsworth SelectMedia

Sochi :: Russia | updated 2014-03-02 07:25:38 -0800 | sports-news

Are you ready for a good old fashioned ass-kickin’, America? Yes, it’s one day before the men’s hockey showdown between the US and Canada at the Sochi Olympics. The puck drops, fittingly, at high noon (ET) Friday. Meanwhile, to whet...
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Breaking News: Why Putin could invade mainland Ukraine
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-25 16:46:55 -0700 | disasters-news

Author's note: This is the first of a two-part series. You may access the second part here. Media reports say the Obama administration is concerned that the Russian government could be planning to stage an invasion of eastern and southern...
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Breaking News: Apologies for Marxism: Manufacturing humanity with the New Soviet barcode (Part 3)
Posted by: larsknutson SelectMedia

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-05-16 02:33:11 -0700 | political-news

Author's note: The following is the third installment of a three-part series. Part 2 can be found here. Part 1 can be found here. In Part 2 of the "Apologies for Marxism" series I offered a theoretical argument of all...
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Breaking News: Putin assures gays will be safe at Sochi if they 'leave children alone'
Posted by: PrairieDogPress

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-01-21 15:58:38 -0800 | political-news

Three weeks in advance of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with a group of volunteers Friday and raised eyebrows with his remarks aimed at assuaging fears about the safety of gay athletes and visitors...
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Breaking News: Could economic sanctions stop Putin? '07 study questions effectiveness

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-26 16:33:27 -0700 | political-news

With the US and EU having imposed economic sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea and the country beginning to feel the impact, questions are being raised about the effectiveness of economic sanctions in international politics. The BBC's Linda...
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Breaking News: Pussy Riot member calls early release a 'public relations' stunt
Posted by: Robert Myles

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2013-12-27 14:09:20 -0800 | political-news

Maria Alyokhina, a member of the Russian punk rock band, “Pussy Riot,” freed, Monday, from a Russian prison under a prisoner amnesty announced by the Russian parliament, the Duma, slated her early release as nothing more than a PR stunt....
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