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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 the protest of citizens protesting against the demolition of the unfinished TV tower, which became one of the symbols of Yekaterinburg. Tower going to be torn down on Saturday, March 24. This place is planned to build an ice Palace for the hockey club "Avtomobilist". The TV tower was started in 1983, but in 1991 the work was frozen. None of the projects for the reconstruction of the facility for offices, a cinema or even the temple was not implemented. In the end, the regional government sold the land of the Ural mining and metallurgical company.

In Sevastopol on March 23, municipal workers painted over the graffiti "Return to home port" on the front wall of the house to the address: street of Heroes of Sevastopol, d. 46, near the monument to the sailor Cat. This mural (graffiti large size printed on the wall) were created by artists from the Pro-Kremlin movement "Network" in early may 2014 and became one of the most famous artistic images that emerged after the annexation of Crimea by Russia. It depicts Russian President Vladimir Putin coming in the form of naval forces eared rye field on a background of the Moscow Kremlin. On the destruction of graffiti drew the attention of the residents of Sevastopol, who published pictures in the community "Overheard in Sevastopol" and "Typical Sevastopol" the...

Day, which waited so long indifferent Russian public came and even now over! However, let's be honest - have to win! After treatment, about one third of the ballots the result of Putin was about 73%, Grudinina about 15%, Zhirinovsky-a little less than 7%. Their other participants, nobody jumped over the bar at two percent. Andrey Gromov: it Seems still 73, and I was sure that there will be 72.. still unpredictable elections Olga Tuhanina Referendum about trust to someone you know took place, what can I say. Yegor Kholmogorov: General election result is clear and can be described in one word: sverigedirekt. It certainly does not mean: do what you want. The result was secured missile speech, a threat to crack the globe if it will be without Russia rally in...

US President Donald trump on Tuesday, March 13, fired Rex Tillerson to the post of U.S. Secretary of state. The new head of the state Department, he appointed the now former Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo, whose place is by his former first Deputy Gina Haspel. How can be related to Tillerson's resignation, the presidential elections in Russia and is gaining momentum international scandal in connection with the assassination attempt in the UK to Sergei Skripal and his daughter? "Mike Pompeo, the CIA Director, will become our new Secretary of state, he will do a fantastic job! Thank you Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new CIA Director and the first woman to hold that post. Congratulations to all!" – trump wrote in his Twitter. In...

On the website of the Ministry of defense of Russia has launched voting for the best name for the new Russian weapons, about which Vladimir Putin spoke during a recent address to the Federal Assembly. And it is very funny. "Those interested in military equipment, would like to offer, I would like to suggest that the name of this new equipment," Putin said after the hall listened to his stories about the latest Russian missile with a nuclear engine, an unmanned boat, and a fighting laser complex. Indeed, as early as the same day, March 1, on the website of the Ministry of defense there is a form with which anyone could offer their names. After 12 days was selected the most popular options (50 for each weapon) and now you can only vote for them. The winner...

The Central image was awarded the Academy award British film Director Martin McDonagh's "Three Billboard on the border of Ebbing, Missouri" – three bright red Billboard calling on the Sheriff of a small American town to actively investigate the death of a young girl – has been so successful that it quickly became a meme and was picked up by community activists and politicians around the world. Now "three billboards" in different variations can be found everywhere – from London, where with their help, citizens are trying to achieve from the authorities of the objective investigation of a deadly fire in a multistory building Grenfell Tower, to Pristina, where Kosovo activists criticized the police's reluctance to address the issue of domestic violence. Not...

About the existence of toxic substances under the code name “Newbie” Vil Mirzayanov, a Soviet and Russian chemist, more than 30 years worked in the State research Institute of organic chemistry and technology (GosNIIOKhT) on the highway of Enthusiasts in Moscow, said in September 1992. Almost simultaneously published the article “the Poisoned policy” in the newspaper “Moscow news” article in the American edition of The Baltimore Sun called “Former Soviet scientist argues that the Gorbachev regime has created in 1991 a new nerve gas”. Mirzayanov along with a chemist and environmental activist, the author of many materials about the Soviet chemical and biological weapons Lev Fedorov came in the correspondent paragraph of The Baltimore Sun in Moscow and told...

In the UK continues the investigation of the assassination of the former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Both of them are in a critical condition in a hospital in Salisbury. There is also a police officer, also received a large dose of nerve agent. Thursday reported on the investigation in the British Parliament was made by the interior Minister amber Rudd. She called the attack "brazen and defiant attempted murder committed in the most brutal way in a public place", saying that it was done by a very rare toxic substance. The Minister promised to bring the perpetrators to justice, "whoever they were and wherever they were". Rudd refused to engage in speculation about possible Russian involvement in the crime and stated that the police...

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.