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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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In Irkutsk on March 24 held a rally "For the clean Baikal". On the waterfront in the city centre, according to various estimates, gathered from five hundred to one thousand people, reported the correspondent of "Siberia.Realities" from the event. The action takes place in the form of a rally-concert. The participants read poems, sing songs about lake Baikal, perform dances dedicated to the lake. According to the organizers, the various actions in defense of lake Baikal are in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut, Tomsk, Omsk, Samara and abroad. The reason for the protest was the construction of a plant for bottling water on the shore of lake Baikal, Kultuk. Under the e-petition against the commissioning of this plant was...

Twenty years ago the air operation of NATO, the aim of which was to halt the mass ethnic cleansing in southern Serbia, in the Albanian province of Kosovo. The end of the military campaign, after two and a half months put the mediation with the participation of Martti Ahtisaari and Victor Chernomyrdin. The Serbian government agreed to withdraw its troops from Kosovo, handing over control to international forces. In 2008 Kosovo declared independence. Serbia, involved in all the conflicts of the 1990-ies in the space of former Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo), in March 1999, became a target for countries that exceed it hundreds of times on military power and influence. The Alliance began a military operation after the failure of negotiations...

On the website of Radio Liberty February 15, 2019 published an article "They acted blackmail" on the activities of OOO "Concord" (General Director Yevgeny Prigozhin) in the market of school and preschool nutrition in Moscow. In response to this publication, the editors received a written pre-trial claim from "Kombinat pitaniya Concord" about protection of business reputation. Having considered the requirements of the KP, OOO "Concord", the editors took the decision to remove the publication, "They acted blackmail" due to the fact that the information contained therein, may not be confirmed publicly, without compromising our sources. We do not have reliable information about what KP, OOO "Concord" is a monopolist in the market of school and preschool...

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.