All articles tagged "Sochi"

Litvinenko suspect may run for mayor in Sochi Litvinenko suspect may run for mayor in Sochi

14 Mar, 02:27 PM 3 comments

The former security guard of exiled tycoon Boris Berezovsky, charged with murder of Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, is likely to run in the mayoral elections of the Russian resort city of Sochi, site of the 2014 Olympic Games

Tags: Sochi, Olympic Games

Turkmenistan to send Putin endangered leopards for conservation project Turkmenistan to send Putin endangered leopards for conservation project

20 Mar, 03:58 PM 17 comments

Turkmenistan’s president Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov will send Russia’s Prime Minister Putin four endangered leopards, to help restore the population of these endangered large cats in the Caucasus.

Tags: Vladimir Putin, animals, environment, Sochi, Olympic Games

Russian City of Sochi May Lose Winter Olympics Russian City of Sochi May Lose Winter Olympics

23 Mar, 04:30 PM 25 comments

Russia risks losing the right to host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov said as President Dmitry Medvedev headed to a government meeting at the Black Sea resort.

Tags: Boris Nemtsov, 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi 2014, Sochi

Litvinenko suspect drops his candidacy for Sochi mayor Litvinenko suspect drops his candidacy for Sochi mayor

24 Mar, 01:43 PM 7 comments

Russia's Liberal Democrat Party said Tuesday it would not nominate the main suspect in the Alexander Litvinenko murder case, Russian MP Andrei Lugovoi, as candidate for mayor in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Tags: Alexander Litvinenko, Andrei Lugovoi, Lugovoi, Sochi, Winter Olympics

Top Russian free mason to run for Olympic city mayor Top Russian free mason to run for Olympic city mayor

25 Mar, 04:38 PM 3 comments

Russia's top mason and former presidential candidate, Andrei Bogdanov, is running in the Sochi mayor elections this spring. He is the 19th candidate seeking to get the top position in the Russian resort city that is hosting Winter Olympic Games 2014.

Tags: Sochi, Olympic Games. elections

Policeman and reporter arrested on suspicion of staging Sochi bombings Policeman and reporter arrested on suspicion of staging Sochi bombings

16 Apr, 01:57 PM 7 comments

The Russian prosecutor's investigative committee and the Federal Security Service have arrested the organizers of a series of explosions in Sochi, Southern Russia. The arrested persons, who have not been named, are a local policeman and a cameraman from a Sochi TV channel.

Tags: crime, Sochi, bombing

Billionaire Lebedev back in Olympic city mayoral race Billionaire Lebedev back in Olympic city mayoral race

17 Apr, 01:38 PM 7 comments

The Elections Committee of Sochi, the Russian resort that will host 2014 Olympics, has rejected the city court’s ruling to eliminate billionaire Alexander Lebedev from the list of mayoral candidates.

Tags: Alexander Lebedev, Sochi, Sochi mayor, elections

Arab students arrested in Sochi bomb factory Arab students arrested in Sochi bomb factory

17 Apr, 01:12 PM 8 comments

Several Arab university students were detained in Sochi on Wednesday when police uncovered an underground workshop for the production of explosives. This comes after a string of bombings that killed five people in that city.

Tags: terrorism, bombings, Sochi, Arabs

US journalist arrested in Russian Olympic City US journalist arrested in Russian Olympic City

27 Apr, 10:39 PM

An American journalist with the New Yorker magazine was briefly arrested at a polling station in the Russian city of Sochi on Sunday.

Tags: Sochi,

Russian liberals protest olympic city election results Russian liberals protest olympic city election results

14 May, 01:26 PM 1 comment

Liberal politician Boris Nemtsov has filed an appeal with the Central Court of Sochi demanding cancellation of the results of recent mayoral elections in the city, host of the Winter Olympic Games of 2014.

Tags: Boris Nemtsov, Sochi, Olympic Games

2 suspects plead guilty in Russian Olympic city blasts 2 suspects plead guilty in Russian Olympic city blasts

21 May, 03:20 PM 14 comments

Two men suspected of organizing a series of deadly bombings in Sochi, the Russian seaside town that will host the Olympic Games of 2014, have pleaded guilty after a month of denying the accusations.

Tags: Sochi, crime, explosions

2014 Olympics rolling in dough, gov’t says 2014 Olympics rolling in dough, gov’t says

2 Jun, 05:45 PM 24 comments

Preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are coming along nicely, government officials are saying. And cheaply, with the ruble's losses against the dollar benefiting the state pocketbook and new investors turning up.

Tags: Sochi, 2014 Olympics



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