» 07/09/2012, 00.00
Russia, a day of mourning for the 171 flood victims
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin orders an investigation into negligence. According to local operators, the affected population (Krasnodar region) was not warned in time. The accidental opening of a dam may have worsened the situation.
Russia mobilising for flood victims
Ten tonnes of humanitarian have been sent to Krasnodar, but the blame game over the 170 and more victims is heating up. The opposition wants a parliamentary inquiry and the resignation of the local governor. The government is concerned that the disaster might rekindle street protests.
10/12/2016 09:49:00 RUSSIA
Krasnodar: flurry of convictions for high treason and espionage
Komanda-29 association for legal protection denounces situation. The case of Oksana Sevastadi, sentenced to seven years in prison for a text message sent to a Georgian acquaintance.
Floods: opposition organising aid, restarts protests
Various political groups are united by the emergency in Krasnodar. Rally is being organised for mid-July to take advantage of the anger over the tragedy and higher fees.
Putin announces his candidacy for president. He will perhaps give the premiership to Medvedev
The powerful premier could govern until 2024, beating the record for the longest-lived leadership of Russia. At risk the "democracy in tandem": Czar Vlad foresees hard times for the country and no longer has confidence in the former Dauphin. Proposed as a possible new prime minister, Medvedev has already encountered opposition from the Minister of Finance and skepticism from analysts.
13/08/2016 10:53:00 RUSSIA
Putin dismisses historic presidential chief of staff. Reshuffles at the highest levels
Serghei Ivanov - historical ally of the head of the Kremlin - was removed from office after more than four years of service, replaced by a young and efficient bureaucrat. According to Putin experts he is replacing the old circle of power, made of comrades and friends, with young and faithful executors to strengthen his personal leadership.
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