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Johnson's Russia List Government, Politics, Elections, Protests - archive :: Putin Urges Duma Dominance as Medvedev Promotes New Parties Opposition leaders who organized protests that erupted after alleged Duma election fraud in December say that a new law proposed by lame duck president Medvedev will not prevent authorities from blocking the formation of parties wishing to compete in elections ... Ilya Arkhipov and Stepan Kravchenko, Bloomberg ; JRL 2012-62, 4.4.12 :: Moscow Region Governor to Leave Post in May The powerful governor of the Moscow region will step down once his term ends in May, signaling that the Kremlin is serious about removing unpopular governors before the possible return of direct gubernatorial elections this year ... U.S. :: Russian Pundits Say 'Reset' With USA Over, Mull Future Of Bilateral Ties Two Russian pundits interviewed by state-owned RIA Novosti news agency have said that U.S. :: Video: Ambassador Mike McFaul Interview with VOA - Back to the Top - Middle East, Syria - archive Interfax

World News The Moscow Times | Russia's only daily English-language newspaper The Jamestown Foundation AFP Asia Edition - Wall Street Journal The Moscow News Journal of Digital Humanities Al Jazeera English Russia Press Review Domenico Dispenza, president of the International Group of LNG Importers and former chief operating officer of Eni‘s gas and power division, speaks to Interfax about the group‘s new report on global LNG imports for 2013. more Interfax spoke to Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum, member of the board of management for markets and services at E.On, about the energy balance in Europe and gas’s place in it. more On Friday, March 14, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. more NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow has given an interview to Interfax correspondent Ksenia Baigarova in which he speaks about the Ukrainian crisis, its consequences for NATO-Russia relations, differences of the Kosovo and Crimean situations, and a possibility of a new Cold War. more The Middle East has always lured investors with its oil and gas resources, but the political risks in this region are also high. more more more

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