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Landing At Pushkin: Putin Decree Assigns Russian Airports The Names Of Cultural Figures

May 31, 2019           |                                       

It’s already pretty hard to travel to Russia without hearing the name of the beloved 19th-century poet Aleksandr Pushkin. Now it may be impossible, if you fly into Moscow. President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree attaching the names of historical figures to dozens of airports across Russia, from Moscow to Magadan. Under the decree […]

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Company Of Putin-Connected Oligarch Rotenberg Wins State Anticorruption Tender

January 12, 2019           |                                       

A company owned by Russian billionaire oligarch Arkady Rotenberg has been awarded a state grant to conduct training on civil-society development and combating corruption. Russian media, citing public state-tender documents, reported on January 11 that Rotenberg’s company Granat had been given 46 million rubles ($688,000) by the Public Chamber advisory board to hold roundtables, public […]

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