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Late on Monday several thousand people took to the streets in central Moscow to protest against alleged fraud in Sunday’s parliamentary elections (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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For the presidential election next year, the current Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has proposed his prime minister, Vladimir Putin, which brought a heavy round of applause. On Saturday in front of the ruling United Russia party’s annual congress, the two men (photo, from lemonde.fr) ended speculations by backing one another to switch roles. (more…)

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The practice of Russian ministers acting as regulators and company directors, has been singled out by president Dmitry Medvedev (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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The powers of Russia’s FSB secret police has been expanded in a move that has alarmed human rights activists.

This powers boost allows the KGB’s successor to officially warn citizens againts “creating the conditions” for crimes. (more…)

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A bill extending the presidential term from four to six years has received final approval from the lower house of Russia’s parliament. The move is widely seen as paving the way for Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. (Putin left and Medvedev right on the photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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A state of martial law is to be declared by Mikhail Saakashvili, Georgia’s president, as the fighting in the south Caucasus appeared to have spread beyond the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

On Friday, Russian jets had launched attacks inside Georgia, said the Georgian officials, while heavy fighting continued on the ground around Tskhinvali, the South Ossetian capital. (more…)

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The incoming Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin (photo), has re-appointed most key ministers. He also took some high-level figures from his previous Kremlin team with him, to his new post.

Dmitry Medvedev, Putin’s successor who became president last wednesday, quickly approved the names on Monday, during a formal meeting. (more…)

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