There are a number of ways to look at the actions of the Russian Federation and the man behind it. Or you could look beyond the person and examine how the state reacts as a whole and what sort of goals and expectations it has.
Former head of the Russian oil company Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a known anti-Kremlin figure who was released from prison in late 2013, has revealed plans to establish a new online news site based in Latvia, Gazeta.ru reports.
Belarus’s Independence Day is celebrated on 3 July. On that day, 70 years ago, Minsk was liberated from the Nazi occupiers. This 3 July, President Vladimir Putin of Russia participated in Minsk’s celebration. Two days prior to that event, during a grand ceremonial meeting devoted to the national holiday, President Alexander Lukashenko delivered part of his speech in Belarusian.
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