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Through economic integration and political change, Russian influence in key parts of the
former Soviet region will be strengthened in 2010, analyst Marko Papic says.
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Reuters, January 31, 2010: Police detained up to 100 anti-Kremlin protesters, including leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, in central Moscow on Sunday, despite an appeal by rights group Amnesty International to let the rally go ahead. Hundreds of people gathered to protest against what they say is a long-running Kremlin campaign to dismantle the constitutional right to peaceful protest, one of the few avenues open to Russia's weak and fragmented opposition. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, is leader of the opposition group Solidarity and one of the toughest critics of the Kremlin and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. At a similar rally in December, police detained 82-year-old Soviet-era activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, prompting a rebuke from the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. A senior officer followed Alexeyeva throughout Sunday's rally in an apparent effort to prevent his colleagues from detaining her. She screamed repeatedly when a line of policemen surged towards her, causing a crush. "They have organized all of this just for a bunch of pensioners," said Alexeyeva. "They are scared of us more than they need to be. We are civilized people" - Police detain opposition leader at anti-Kremlin rally
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Reuters, March 5, 2010: Russia's bitter debate over Stalin's legacy sharpens ahead of May 9 celebrations marking 65 years since the Nazi defeat. For the first time in decades, Stalin's image may appear among the banners and posters that Moscow authorities put up for Victory Day, which will draw foreign leaders to Moscow as guests of the government. City plans to set up 10 information stands describing Stalin's role in the war have deepened animus between Russians who loathe him and their compatriots who love him. "Today ... the greatness of Stalin's era is self-evident even to his most furious haters," Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov said after laying flowers at Stalin's grave. "We liberated the whole world, ... we built a nuclear shield, we were the first to fly into space, and we created this (nuclear) parity that ensured stable peace for nearly 50 years." Critics say victory in the war came despite mistakes that contributed to the devastating death toll of some 27 million Soviet citizens. After his death in 1953, the Kremlin launched a campaign to discredit Stalin, and evidence of his abuses came pouring out during the era of openness under Mikhail Gorbachev before the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. But Stalin's backers have become bolder in recent years, and praise of the iron-fisted leader more prominent. Opinion polls show many Russians view Stalin as a talented manager and a tough wartime leader who defeated a strong enemy. Stalin was voted Russia's third most important historical figure of all time in a nationwide television show. Since former KBG officer Vladimir Putin came to power a decade ago, Russia's beleaguered liberals have accused the Kremlin of helping to burnish Stalin's image in order to justify its own increasingly tight political control - Liberals rap Kremlin as Stalin is worshipped
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BBC News, March 5, 2010: The newly elected president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych has suggested he would allow Russia's Black Sea Fleet to remain in his country beyond 2017. Mr Yanukovych, during his first visit to Moscow since his election last month, said he would open a "new page" in relations with Russia. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said he hoped the "black streak" in ties between the two nations would be over. Tensions rose under Ukraine's previous Pro-Western administration. Mr Yanukovych's predecessor, Viktor Yushchenko, had wanted Ukraine to join Nato - a move strongly opposed by Moscow. After talks on Friday with the new Ukrainian president, Mr Medvedev said there could now be full co-operation at all levels - Ukraine's Yanukovych signals shift over Russia fleet
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With the United States preoccupied with two wars, Russia is taking advantage to expand
its influence and control over states in its near abroad. The first phase is nearly
complete, and analyst Marko Papic says pressure now is growing on the Baltics.
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Innlegg QIQrrr 12 Mar 2010, 07:26

Forbes, March 11, 2010: In 1994 I was working as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Moscow when a story turned up in the Russian press, saying that North Korea was running lumber camps in remote areas of Russia. In Moscow, Russian officials confirmed to me that they had two big logging operations manned and policed by North Koreans. Both were in the Russian Far East, in areas once part of Stalin's old gulag. One was based in a place called Tynda. The other was headquartered in a town called Chegdomyn, straddling a rail spur that ran a few hundred miles north from the major city of Khabarovsk. These camps were the legacy of a 1967 Brezhnev-era deal between the Soviet Union and the North Korean regime of Kim Il Sung. The Soviets supplied the equipment and the forests, in rough terrain where during the long winters the temperature dives far below zero. North Korea supplied--and supervised--the lumberjacks. The two governments sold the lumber abroad and divvied up the profits. In 1991 the Soviet Union collapsed. Surrounded by a freer Russia, these logging sites carried on as de facto slave labor camps, totalitarian outposts of North Korea. For the Russian foreign ministry at the time, this was a human-rights embarrassment. One Russian official told me there was "harsh treatment" in the camps, including "torture, beatings" and even "controversial" deaths. But the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, which was raking in money from the lumber sales, saw it as an excellent deal worth continuing. In the 16 years since, stories have surfaced from time to time about these North Korean lumber camps in Russia. Last August the BBC reported that they are operating still - Evil As Usual
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Reuters, April 5, 2010: Russian may sell $5 billion worth of weapons to Venezuela, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday after a visit to the South American nation. Putin said the figure included $2.2 billion in credit lines for Russian arms received by Chavez during his eighth visit to Moscow in September, RIA news agency reported. The reports did not give any further details - Russia eyes $5 billion in arms sales to Venezuela: Putin
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The Daily Telegraph, April 25, 2010: Defence experts are warning of a new danger of ballistic weapons proliferation after a Russian company started marketing a cruise missile that can be launched from a shipping container. It is feared that the covert Club-K missile attack system could prove "game-changing" in fighting wars with small countries, which would gain a remote capacity to mount multiple missiles on boats, trucks or railways. Iran and Venezuela have already shown an interest in the Club-K Container Missile System which could allow them to carry out pre-emptive strikes from behind an enemy's missile defences. Club-K is being marketed at the Defence Services Asia exhibition in Malaysia this week. Novator, the manufacturer, is an advanced missile specialist that would not have marketed the system without Moscow's approval - A cruise missile in a shipping box on sale to rogue bidders


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Forbes, April 27, 2010: Russia's parliament is considering a government-drafted bill that would increase the power of the security services and restore practices once associated with their Soviet predecessor, the KGB. The legislation would allow Federal Security Service officers to summon individuals for informal talks and issue written warnings about "inadmissible" participation in anti-government activities such as protest rallies. It also appeared aimed at tightening controls on journalists - Russia considers new powers for KGB successor
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Breitbart, May 7, 2010: President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday slammed the Soviet Union as a totalitarian regime that suppressed human rights, in the most damning assessment of the USSR by a Russian leader in recent years. In an interview with the Izvestia newspaper published two days before Russia marks the 65th anniversary of victory in World War II, Medvedev said the crimes of wartime dictator Joseph Stalin could never be forgiven. "The Soviet Union was a very complicated state and if we speak honestly the regime that was built in the Soviet Union ... cannot be called anything other than totalitarian," he said. "Unfortunately, this was a regime where elementary rights and freedoms were suppressed." Medvedev and his predecessor in the Kremlin, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, have until now rarely criticised the Soviet system and instead focused on its achievements - Russian president slams 'totalitarian' USSR
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RussiaToday, May 7, 2010: As Russia celebrates Victory Day over Nazi Germany, the Russian President gives his views on that historic conflict to the correspondent of the Russian newspaper "Izvestia".

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Russia to sell Syria air defense systems: report

Al Arabiya, May 14, 2010

Russia has signed deals with Syria under which it will sell it warplanes, anti-tank weapons and air defense systems, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a senior Russian arms trader as saying on Friday.

Mikhail Dmitriyev, head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, said Russia would supply Syria with MiG-29 fighters and truck-mounted Pantsir short-range surface-to-air missiles and anti-aircraft artillery systems.

He did not specify the kind of anti-tank weapons.

The arms deal is likely to be watched with unease by Syria's regional foe Israel and its ally the United States which imposed sanctions on Damascus for its support of militant groups and corruption.

Earlier this week, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Syria -- the first visit to Damascus by a Moscow ruler since the 1917 Bolshevik revolution -- and oversaw talks on Russia's possible assistance in building a nuclear power plant in Syria.

While in Syria, Medvedev unnerved Israel by paying a visit to Khaled Meshaal, the exiled leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

Israel's Foreign Ministry said it was "deeply disappointed" that Medvedev met the leader of Hamas, which it said was "a terror organization in every way."

A senior adviser to U.S. president Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Washington has made it clear to Russia that delivering an anti-aircraft system to Iran would have severe consequences for U.S. ties with Moscow.

Gary Samore, White House coordinator for arms control, weapons of mass destruction proliferation and terrorism, said he thought Russia understood Washington's position and would be surprised if Moscow shipped the S-300 anti-aircraft system that Iran has ordered.

"We've made it very clear to the Russians that that would have a very significant impact on our bilateral relations," said Samore. "I think the Russians understand that the consequences would be very severe."
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The Daily Telegraph, June 16, 2010: Russian police seized 100,000 copies of a book critical of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that activists planned to hand out at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. Copies of 'Putin. The Results. 10 Years on', written by opposition politicians Boris Nemtsov and Vladimir Milov were "intended for participants of the forum," starting Thursday, according to Olga Kurnosova, head of the city's branch of the opposition United Civic Front, said. The reasons for the seizure "are not very clear," she said - Police seize 100,000 anti-Vladimir Putin books

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BBC News, June 22, 2010: Belarus will suspend Russian transit gas deliveries to Europe after Moscow cut supplies in a dispute over debts, President Alexander Lukashenko says. Mr Lukashenko said the neighbours were facing a "gas war" and he would resume supplies only when Belarus got $260m in outstanding transit fees. Gazprom reduced supplies on Monday by 15%. On Tuesday morning, the Russian state-controlled gas monopoly Gazprom announced it was further reducing supplies to Belarus because it had failed the previous day to settle debts accrued because of price increases. The company said Minsk had threatened that "in the event of further cuts of gas supply to Belarus, they will undertake activities related to the removal of gas from the transit system." President Lukashenko subsequently told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Belarus would halt gas transit. "I would like to inform you about the conflict which is turning into a gas war," he said during a meeting. "I ordered the government to cut the transit via Belarus until Gazprom pays for transit." "I have borrowed this money from my friends and we will redeem it to you in the near future. We owe nothing to Gazprom; they owe us $260m." On Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Uladzimir Syamashka said Belarus would borrow the funds needed to settle its debts within two weeks - Belarus 'to suspend Russian gas transit to Europe'

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STRATFOR, July 1, 2010: The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 28 that an FBI counterintelligence investigation had resulted in the arrest on June 27 of 10 individuals suspected of acting as undeclared agents of a foreign country, in this case, Russia. The number of arrested suspects makes this counterintelligence investigation one of the biggest in U.S. history. According to the criminal complaint, the FBI had been investigating some of these people for as long as 10 years. The criminal complaint provides evidence indicating that most of the operatives were being run out of the SVR residence at the U.N. mission - The Dismantling of a Suspected Russian Intelligence Operation

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