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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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8 March, the state Duma passed single pickets with the requirement to bring Leonid Slutsky accountable and start in relation to his case. The action was attended by activists of the human rights organization Amnesty International, and the candidate in presidents of Russia Ksenia Sobchak. She came to the state Duma with a placard "members, we don't want you". Today the Deputy of the state Duma from LDPR Leonid Slutsky, which several journalists were accused of the assault, asked forgiveness from the women who are "ever wittingly or unwittingly caused any distress." About this he wrote in his congratulation with the 8th of March, posted on Facebook.

In the fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth editions of the "Music for Freedom" – memories of the work of French musician Serge Gainsbourg. Rock critic Artemy Troitsky enthusiastically tells of the approaching jubilee of the "great singer, composer, incredible man, one of the most talented, most unusual, colorful characters of the popular music of the twentieth century". April 2 marks the 90th anniversary since the birth of Gainsbourg. He died exactly 27 years ago, in early March 1991. Parents Serge Gainsbourg arrived in France from the Russian Empire, called born in 1922, son of Lucien, his name was initially Ginsburg. He grew up and changed a couple of letters in the spelling of surnames, after the English painter Thomas Gainsbourg – though he never renounced his...

The Big arena stadium "Luzhniki" in Moscow could barely accommodate the people who came to the meeting-concert "For a strong Russia", organized by the election headquarters of Vladimir Putin. A few days before the rally, it became known that he rounded up students and state employees. In the stadium were not only Muscovites, but also residents of suburbs were brought to the capital by buses. In the end, the campaign came about a hundred thousand people, but some of them did not even wait for Putin's speech. During the rally the police detained several supporters of Alexei Navalny, including the civil activist Elena Zakharova. She was holding a poster "Putin out of Ukraine!". The shares were seen introduced the national diasporas of the former Soviet...

A resident of the village Yazykovo Nizhny Novgorod region Alexander Bylinkin opposed the closure of the only pil'ninskoe in the district hospital. Bylinkin collected signatures of local residents, wrote letters to Putin and Medvedev, talked about the problem of Federal TV channels. On his page in social network “Vkontakte” activist published on behalf of the residents of the district post with the criticism of the pil'ninskoe head of the district Sergey Bochkanov: “In the area reduced the routes of municipal buses. As a result, for some people, the hospital and other institutions in the area became virtually inaccessible. New kindergartens are built, closed the orphanage in Kurmysh. Looking at all this, the majority of young people make for themselves is...

Russia annexed Crimea, the participant Pussy Riot Mary Alekhine was again taken to the police, reports the correspondent of Radio Liberty Anton NumLock. The activist managed to send a video from the shop where they insult the Cossacks of the so-called "Crimean Self-defence". They also demanded that Alekhine and local activist Alexei Efremov to go with them and took a cap cap. Communication with Alekhine was interrupted after she asked the cafe, which was with Ephraim, to call the police. Later activists reported that they were being taken to the police station. On the eve Alekhina and two other members of Pussy Riot – Olga Borisov and Alexander Sofieva detained in different parts of Simferopol, and was taken for medical examination in the clinic. All three...

In the Crimea annexed by Russia, arrived three activists of the band Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina, Olga Borisova and Alexander Sofiev. They had intended to hold a rally in support of Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year sentence of the North Caucasus military district court. Share them to hold not given to the Russian police: Borisov and Sofiev day February 27, had to return to Moscow, but did not return, and Maria Alekhina after clashes with the local Cossacks once again took to the police. In addition, the Ukrainian side is the arrival of activists on the Peninsula was perceived as a violation of its state borders. Olga Borisova and Alexander Sofiev arrived in Crimea on February 25. They reached the Port of Caucasus by taxi, and there...

In the suburbs for more than 10 years residents of a hostel of the former cloth factory in the village of Spartak Ramensky district are fighting for their homes. In 2007 year the company was declared bankrupt and the house with the tenants was sold to a private firm. The new owner, through the court demanded the former employees of the factory to evict. To defend their room was only a few families.

The American magazine Time published on 3 February letter to Carter page, who in 2016, was the adviser of the candidate in presidents of the United States Donald trump. In recent days, the name of the page appears in media reports in connection with the investigation of spectracolor Robert Mueller. In a letter dated August 25, 2013, Paige tries to convince the publisher of his book that he was perfectly informed about the events in Russia. “Over the last six months I was lucky enough to be the unofficial adviser of a team of Kremlin analysts, preparing help your President to G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, where a prominent place is given to energy issues“. Carter page is the Central figure in a notorious Memorandum issued recently by the Republicans in...

A Supporter of Alexei Navalny, Nikolai Lyaskin couldn't get in on the action "protest voters" in the centre of Moscow on January 28. He was detained by the police near the house, he pulled out of taxis. In OVD Laskin was accused of organizing an unsanctioned rally with a tweet with a link to a video of Alexei Navalny, calling out to the rally. 29 Jan Perovskiy district court of Moscow upheld the position of law enforcement agencies and arrested Laskin for 15 days.

Police Officers arrested four volunteers of the Moscow headquarters of Alexei Navalny. The activists were leaflets calling to boycott the elections. Supporters of Navalny associate the increased attention of law enforcement agencies scheduled for Sunday action "protest voters". Searches and detentions today were still in the 7 regional headquarters.

Former Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh, who is accused of corruption, made on Friday with the last word. He denied all charges, reiterated that all his actions as Governor were for the benefit of the Kirov region, and asked the court to make a fair decision.

Supporters of Alexei Navalny are preparing for a nationwide "Strike voters." The politician has announced to boycott the election after CEC refused to register him as a presidential candidate. Across the country, the police confiscated leaflets calling out to the rally and not participate in the vote, and retains volunteers protest headquarters. In Moscow for handing out leaflets Jan 21, detained Madina Usatovo and Aleksey Mashchenko.

In school in the South West of Kentucky, in the County of Marshall, at least five students received gunshot wounds. Police suspect the attacker zadergala, said channel CBSNews, citing the local emergency management office. The Governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin said of one killed, several wounded and added that many details of the incident remain unknown.

In Yekaterinburg, the authorities initially banned the rally of supporters of Navalny on 28 January, calling "strike voters" contrary to the Constitution and threatening the security of Russia, but then changed his mind and agreed to the meeting, asking the organizers to move it away from the center. About this Radio Liberty said the head of Navalny's campaign staff in Yekaterinburg Viktor Barmin.

In London at the age of 46 years died, Irish singer, composer and songwriter, singer of the Irish rock group The Cranberries, Dolores O'riordan. The cause of death is not known. In 1990 Dolores O'riordan joined the Irish band The Cranberry Saw Us, and after that musicians changed the name to The Cranberries. The band played alternative rock, dream pop, Celtic rock, soft rock, and gained international fame. The cause of her death is not yet known.