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38% Россиян Считают, Что Страна Движется По Неверному Пути

Posted by Info on 27/01/2011

Согласно данным опроса, проведенного по стандартной выборке 21-24 января (до теракта в «Домодедово»), 38% россиян считают, что страна движется по неверному пути. В начале 2010 года недовольных делами в России было 32%.

Путинпотерял поддержку россиян не только как премьер-министр, но и как возможный кандидат в президенты. Только 23% опрошенных готовы за него проголосовать. Рейтинг лидера «Единой России» начал падать осенью: в июне он был на уровне 37%, к декабрю достиг 31%. За Медведева в июне были готовы проголосовать 17%, в декабре — 21%, а в январе — 19%.
Также по сравнению с декабрем упали и рейтинги доверия: Путину — с 49 до 40%, Медведеву — с 40 до 35%.

По словам замдиректора «Левада-центра» Алексея Гражданкина причины, по его мнению, — экономические, о которых предупреждали эксперты: период долгой стагнации и медленный выход из кризиса, население длительное время не видит каких-либо перспектив.
Также он отмечает, что теракт в «Домодедово» отвлечет внимание от прочих проблем, а решительная реакция власти повлияет и на подъем ее рейтингов, особенно рейтинга Путина, который воспринимается как сторонник более жесткой политики.

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Russia, Medvedev: Wikileaks Is Very Positive For International Relations

Posted by Info on 27/01/2011

On the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, whose government is not noted for its openness said in Davos about Wikileaks:
“Despite the fact that in itself those were probably illegal activities in the view of some states, the effect of this affair appears to me very, very positive for international relations.”...”remember Russia was only 20 years on the path of democracy. All our efforts to rebuild and further develop the global economy will be in vain if we fail to defeat terrorism, extremism and intolerance.”

WikiLeaks’ publication of U.S. diplomatic cables painted an unflattering picture of Russia as a lawless, corrupt, mafia state and Medvedev as the junior partner begging approval from Russia’s “alpha-dog ruler” Vladimir Putin, the prime minister.

German Gref, the head of Russia’s top bank, state-controlled Sberbank, said he thought Medvedev’s key message to investors was that Russia’s democracy was still very young.

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HRW: Abusive Government Like Dialogues To Avoid Meaningful Discussions About Human Rights Like Russia

Posted by Info on 27/01/2011

Human Rights Watch present Its annual 648 pages report about human rights situation in 90 countries in the world in Brussels also by criticizing the European Union. For example hHe criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for meeting in Brussels on Monday with autocratic President Islam Karimov of energy-rich Uzbekistan.

“`Dialogue’ and ‘cooperation’ with repressive governments is too often an excuse for doing nothing about human rights. Democracies around the world are ignoring abuses by repressive regimes and opting for improved relations rather than condemning rights violations and curtailing aid.”

said Kenneth Roth, the group’s executive director.
Listen to this presentation from Brussels – about 1 hour

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Tajik Authorities Introduce Limits on Marriages with Foreigners

Posted by Info on 27/01/2011

The Lower Chamber of the Tajik parliament introduced pertaining amendments to the legislation at a session on 26 January 2011.

Marriages with foreigners are permitted only in case when the foreign spouse has lived in Tajikistan for at least one year. Also, the foreign spouses must procure housing for their Tajik spouses in Tajikistan. It is also obligatory for new couples to sign a marriage contract.

Some 2,000 Tajik nationals married foreigners last year, but almost 600 couples no longer live together.
These amendments are necessary because when such marriages dissolve, upbringing of and providing for children in such families become a burden on the state. We already have numerous cases of this kind.”

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Bombing In Russia Highlights Discrimination Faced By Those From Caucasus

Posted by Info on 27/01/2011

‘They will never accept me as an ordinary Russian because my hair and eyes are dark.’

“I am a foreigner here in my own land.”

At 15, Israil Mirzakhanov was at a crossroads:
– He could stay home in the Caucasus region, where several of his friends already had been taken from their homes and had turned up dead in the street.
– Or he could take his chances with the rampant discrimination in Moscow.

Four years later, now a tall and fit-looking college student, he tries not to look people in the eyes because he knows what he’ll see. Fear. Anger. At best, indifference…at a central Moscow police station. “When I asked what my problem was, a policeman yelled at me: ‘Look at your face and you will see your problem.'”

When he takes a seat on a metro train, someone sitting next to him might move to the other end of the car.
Violence in the Caucasus and retaliatory terrorist attacks in the Russian heartland have hardened attitudes toward people from the Caucasus, and the Kremlin has shown little inclination to counter the discrimination.

Kremlin is declaring its stubborn adherence to blunt, unselective violence,” said Vladimir Ryzhkov, an opposition leader and co-chairman of the People’s Freedom Party. More terrorist attacks will probably result..

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Russia: Again Car Bomb Exploded In Dagestan – 4 dead

Posted by Info on 27/01/2011

Russia / Dagestan: A car bomb exploded near a cafe in the city of Khasavyurt late on Wednesday. At least four people were killed and another six injured.

It is the second car bomb explosion in Khasavyurt in the past two weeks. On January 14, a similar attack on another cafe in the city killed four and injured five.

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Страсбург Обеспокоен Неисполнением Решений Судебных Органов В России

Posted by Info on 27/01/2011

Парламентская ассамблея Совета Европы (ПАСЕ) обеспокоена хроническим неисполнением решений национальных судебных органов в России, говорится в принятой в среду резолюции Ассамблеи по исполнению решений Европейского суда по правам человека (ЕСПЧ) в Страсбурге.

ПАСЕ выражает обеспокоенность “фактами гибели людей и жесткого обращения со стороны сотрудников правоохранительных органов, а также отсутствием реального расследования этих случаев”.

Говоря о России, ПАСЕ считает, что стране следует безотлагательно решить вопросы, связанные с функционированием судебных органов и пенитенциарной системы.

Помимо России в резолюции также рассматриваются Болгария, Греция, Италия, Молдавия, Польша, Румыния, Турция и Украина.

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PACE Names Nine States With Delays’ In Implementing Judgments Of EC

Posted by Info on 27/01/2011

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in its adopted resolution, based on a report by Christos Pourgourides (Cyprus, EPP/CD), the Assembly said structural problems in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine were causing “extremely worrying delays” in implementing judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.

The main problems were deaths or ill-treatment caused by law-enforcement officials, unlawful or over-long detention, legal proceedings which take too long and court judgments which are not enforced.

Other states with outstanding problems include include Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzgovina, Georgia and Serbia.

In a separate resolution, based on a report by David Darchiashvili (Georgia, EPP/CD), the Assembly also denounced “blatant disregard” of the Court by some states which had ignored its clear instructions not to deport individuals who might be at risk of torture or ill-treatment. Such “interim measures”, usually involving failed asylum seekers or irregular migrants whose expulsion is imminent, are intended to give the Court time to consider their complaints. States should “fully comply with the letter and spirit” of these requests.

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