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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is a private, non-profit information service funded by the U.S. Congress, broadcasting to the countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle East and Russia.

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Today, on the eve of the birthday of the writer Friedrich Gorenstein, together with the editorial Board of the almanac of Berlin "Berlin.Coast" we are publishing for the first publication in the Russian segment of the Internet the story of "Astrakhan black caviar". Composing this story in 1983, the writer was in no hurry to publish it. Why? Most likely, Gorenstein saw in the material has great possibilities, and soon he had a plan of his last remaining manuscript of a great novel "Rope book" (in particular, the novel in the novel, called the writer "cream brulee" was the name of the category the crime in the Astrakhan newspaper, and this name is Gorenstein creatively borrowed). "Cream brulee" is a detective around the mining Astrakhan caviar. But this is my...

Activists believe the Crimean "referendum" an important milestone on the way to the final withdrawal of Russia from the standpoint of international law. Declare they decided to picket, timed to the end of the world flash mob "CRIMEA IS UKRAINE!" One of the organizers, co-Chairman of the St. Petersburg branch of the democratic movement “Solidarity” Olga Smirnova emphasizes that she and her associates recognized norms of international law and consider Crimea and Sevastopol occupied territories. During the picket, the organizers took participants an interview about the position on the Crimea – then share them in social networks. After the pickets the participants started the survey. On the Nevsky Prospekt was the box with the inscription "Crimea is yours...

16 March 2014 in Crimea was organized by Russia "referendum", which was the final stage of the annexation of the Peninsula, which began on 20 February of the same year. This event was preceded by almost a month the seizure of Russian military Ukrainian military bases, airports, and the subordination of practically all civil and military structures. With such confidence we can talk about it just now. Five years ago, many questioned whether the military people without insignia blockading Crimean buildings or patrolling roads and streets: "little green men", with rare exceptions, have not admitted that they were Russian military and state officials, including the President of Russia, continued to assert that we are talking about self-defense units.

Popular Spanish newspaper "El Periodico" published journalistic investigation about how to keep their money offshore and then invest it in real estate on the coast of Spain in the Russian establishment. This time it featured high official of the state Corporation rostec Vladimir Artyakov. The staff of "El Periodico" participate in International journalistic project to investigate organized crime and corruption in the world which is known with a loud revelations. The authors of the article Antonio Baquero and Max Jimenez is referred to as the data of this project and surveys directly in Spain. They had a suspicion that it is, among other things, about "money" capital, this time the "hero" of their story – the Russians in the past, the head of "AVTOVAZ" and...

The Committee on foreign Affairs, house of representatives, U.S. Congress unanimously approved a resolution calling for the administration of Donald trump to investigate the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and to impose sanctions against those involved in this crime. The draft resolution was introduced in February in the House of representatives and Senate, U.S. Congressman-a Democrat Eliot Engel and Republican Senator Marco Rubio. This step was timed to the fourth anniversary of the murder of Boris Nemtsov. The resolution condemns the Russian authorities for concealing the circumstances of the crime and calls on the Russian government to conduct an international investigation. Engel said that the administration trump insufficient action...

On Thursday, the anti-corruption research Center "Transparency International Russia" has published the results of research, which implies: more than a quarter of all government contracts, which by law the President or the government can appoint a supplier without competition, go to the companies associated with senior Russian officials. In this "close circle" – the same "kings of the state order," of which recent years, Russian media writes, for instance, Arkady Rotenberg. In addition to his report, "Transparency International Russia" mentioned the head of Bosco Mikhail Kusnirovich, the owner of "Crocus" Aras Agalarov and other businessmen whose proximity to power is no longer a secret. According to the study, companies that receive orders via direct...

"I hid in the toilet to avoid the situation when they see me shaking hands with the former chief of police. I thought that after this the wife won't let me home. Waited a few minutes, came out – but Kiszczak was still there and held my hand. Lights, cameras, the clicks of cameras. So I lost my political virginity". This is an excerpt from the memoirs of Adam Michnik, Polish journalist and former dissident, about the events of 30 years ago. So in February of 1989 in Poland, began Round – table talks between clearly losing the power of the Polish United workers ' party (Communists) and opposition from the trade Union "Solidarity". Man, the handshake which was trying to avoid Michnik, was General Czeslaw Kiszczak, the former interior Minister, one of the...

Relations between Turkey and China are worsening with each passing day due to the harsh statements of Ankara. She has again accused Beijing of massive repression and oppression of Muslims living in China, primarily the Turkic people Uighurs. The reason for the start of the conflict was the alleged death in a Chinese prison famous Uyghur poet Abdurakhim Haiti. How justified Turkey's statements and the consequences of the current fight for both States and their leaders? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a long time to try on the role of leader and protector of Muslims around the world, primarily Turkic-speaking peoples (including the Crimean Tatars and Yakuts), openly calls himself a pan-and neoosmanizm, more than 20 years ago for the first time...

When about the person who died in the eighties, saying that his death was a surprise, a shock, this may seem like an emotional exaggeration. Died Sergei Yursky, he was 84th year, but I'm sure for many, this news came as a surprise, and personal experience. There are good actors, are outstanding, and there are few of them, those who accompany you through life in its various roles, at different stages of the life itself. They become your companion – as is the case with literary heroes. He was an actor, whose roles have become companions in our life. And shadows for those of us who saw these roles, he went about his life and connection I recall another conversation played at the Leningrad BDT. Played as both Tovstonogova the play as a whole, simply in a...

In England 8 Feb actor and filmmaker albert Finney, he was 82 years old. In 2011 it became known that he had cancer. Albert Finney had a reputation as one of the leading actors of the British "new wave" of the early 60-ies of the last century. First of all, we are talking about the movie "Saturday night, Sunday morning". The picture reflected the ideology of the trends in British culture 1950-ies, the expression of which was called "angry young men". Among the films gave the actor the greatest izvestnosti, "Tom Jones", "Murder on the Orient Express", "Miller's crossing", "Big fish" and "the Bourne Ultimatum". He was the winner of three BAFTA awards, five times nominirovalsya for "Oscar", three times won the "Golden globe" was awarded the "Emmy" awards and...

Danish Citizen Dennis Christensen was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for the organization of an extremist organization of Jehovah's Witnesses. Christensen participated in meetings where people prayed and studied religious literature. According to human rights activists and lawyers, this activity was forbidden: people have the right to conduct worship and to discuss religious matters, not being in any organization. At the moment, this article initiated 50 criminal cases against Jehovah's Witnesses in different regions, and the sentence Christensen may lead to a wave of similar verdict in the cases of other believers. Dennis Christensen was accused that he had agreed to and coordinated by the leadership of the MRO Jehovah's Witnesses "eagle" prohibited...

Danish Citizen Dennis Christensen was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for the organization of an extremist organization of Jehovah's Witnesses. Christensen participated in meetings where people prayed and studied religious literature. According to human rights activists and lawyers, this activity was forbidden: people have the right to conduct worship and to discuss religious matters, not being in any organization. At the moment, this article initiated 50 criminal cases against Jehovah's Witnesses in different regions, and the sentence Christensen may lead to a wave of similar verdict in the cases of other believers.

In Russia on 3 February, there have been protests against garbage dumps near human settlements, landfills, incinerators and so-called "trash reform". Protests under the slogan "Russia is not a dustbin" was held in nearly 70 cities. The activists demanded to implement maximum processing of waste and the separate collection of debris and to create a system of control of waste management. The mass protests were held in Arkhangelsk and Kotlas, where, according to the organizers, out of 2.5 thousand people. In Moscow, about three hundred people gathered in front of the Prefecture of the Central administrative district.

In the former Levashovo of the bakery, who worked during the siege, the siege will be created the exhibition. The creation of public space is involved in the culture House of Lev Lurie and a Group of RBI. For future exhibition already announced the collection of photographs and other documents from the family archives. In St. Petersburg begins the formation of the siege exhibition in the former bakery Levashovo. No one objected to her appearing in such an important for the blockade of the history of the place, but the debate around how it should look is the space still continues. The adjacent area will be built residential area, the clearance for which began last fall. Local activists believe that three historical case Levashovo bakery – the case of the...

The US considers a military intervention in Venezuela as one of their options against the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. US President, Donald trump declared it in interview to TV channel si-bi-es, which aired on Sunday. "Don't want to talk about it, but of course, this option is considered", – he told in conversation with Margaret Brennan, host of "Face the nation." The US President said that Maduro a few months ago approached him with a request to meet, but was refused. This publication reports The Hill. The publication notes that last January several States in the U.S., recognized the interim President of Venezuela President of the National Assembly Juan, Guido.