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By Will Englund and Will Englund,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | July 10, 1994
MOSCOW -- The Moscow City Court has ruled against Vil Mirzayanov, the chemist who first blew the whistle on Russia's secret chemical weapons program, in his attempts to collect damages from the Russian prosecutor's office and from the top-secret lab where he once worked.The court's ruling on Friday overturned a lower court decision that had awarded Dr. Mirzayanov a 30 million-ruble compensation (worth $15,000) for wrongful prosecution.The case was sent back to the lower court for reconsideration -- on the condition that a different judge hear the testimony.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | November 3, 1990
MOSCOW -- Coolly defying President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Moscow leaders authorized yesterday two anti-Communist rallies to compete with the traditional Red Square military parade and Communist demonstration on Wednesday.The Presidium of the U.S.S.R. Supreme Soviet, with Mr. Gorbachev's vocal backing, called for the cancellation Thursday all alternative rallies in Moscow on the 73rd anniversary of the ,, Bolsheviks' seizure of power. It asked the Moscow City Council to let political organizations know about the decree.
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By David Filipov and David Filipov,Boston Globe | September 19, 1994
Yury Krylov had sat down to watch "Schindler's List" expecting to see something along the lines of "Jurassic Park."Mr. Krylov, who plays for Russia's national water-polo team, could not have guessed the true content of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film, which debuted in Moscow last week. Like many Russians, he had never heard of the Holocaust. "I never knew that these things happened," Mr. Krylov said as he left the theater.Although Nazi troops killed as many as 2.9 million Jews on the territory of the former Soviet Union between 1941 and 1944, little has been said here about Hitler's efforts to exterminate the Jews.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | May 5, 1991
MOSCOW -- The president of Armenia accused the Kremlin yesterday of the "monstrous crime" of ordering Soviet troops to shoot, loot and burn homes to drive Armenians out of two villages in neighboring Azerbaijan.Levon Ter-Petrosyan compared the assault on Getashen and Martunashen, in which he said at least 36 Armenians were killed last week, to the anti-Armenian pogroms in the Azerbaijani cities of Sumgait in 1988 and Baku in 1990.As Mr. Ter-Petrosyan spoke at a press conference here, an estimated 200,000 Armenians gathered in the republic's capital, Yerevan, to mourn victims of the violence.
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October 4, 1993
Sept. 21 President Boris Yeltsin announces he is disbanding parliament and calls elections for December. Lawmakers vote to impeach Yeltsin and appoint Vice President Alexander Rutskoi as president.Sept. 22 Military, police stick with Yeltsin. Crowds cheer the president.Sept. 23 Gunmen try to storm military command post.Sept. 24 Yeltsin orders parliament's defenders disarmed.Sept. 25 Yeltsin says he won't use violence to end the standoff.Sept. 28 Hard-line protesters clash with riot police.
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By -- Los Angeles Times | November 19, 1990
THE SOVIET Union is moving inexorably into an era of greater political pluralism and probably unavoidable regional fragmentation. Is the United States ready to deal with these profound changes?Pretty clearly it isn't.Washington, D.C.'s political and cultural efforts still focus largely on Moscow, and specifically on President Mikhail Gorbachev and his government, even as power becomes increasingly decentralized. More effective U.S. diplomacy demands broader contacts. That requires a more extensive U.S. diplomatic presence.
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By James P. Gallagher and James P. Gallagher,Chicago Tribune | January 4, 1995
MOSCOW -- The Russian army's miserable performance in Chechnya -- where tanks, fighter jets and attack helicopters are faltering against vastly outgunned bands -- has stunned Kremlin leaders and confronted them with unexpected new dangers.Three weeks after Russian forces rumbled off to war, confident they quickly would crush the breakaway regime in the tiny Muslim enclave, Russia's once proud and powerful army has been exposed as a paper tiger -- crippled by rivalries at the top and morale problems in the ranks.
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By Will Englund and Will Englund,Moscow Bureau | September 30, 1993
MOSCOW -- Russian legislators who found themselves outside the police lines when the government decided to cut off access to parliament Tuesday morning are now moving the struggle onto a much larger stage: the streets and subways of Moscow.Where once all the political attention was focused on the defiant parliament building also known as the White House, the government's blockade is now spawning demonstrations, speeches and meetings at various places throughout the city.They could, in the end, prove to be a more potent weapon against President Boris N. Yeltsin's government than the interminable sessions of the weakened rump parliament.
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,Moscow Bureau | November 7, 1992
MOSCOW -- With the moving van outside, U.S. Ambassador Robert S. Strauss gave a farewell assessment of Russia, its president and its future last night."
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By Will Englund and Will Englund,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | July 18, 1991
MOSCOW -- With the smoldering war in the Caucasus heating up again, an international human rights delegation sharply criticized Soviet authorities yesterday for siding with the Azerbaijanis in their often violent efforts to expel Armenians.Delegation members said Soviet army units typically surround villages while Azerbaijani security forces circle overhead in helicopters, informing villagers that if they do not leave the province, they will be shot.Since the end of April, they said, more than 10,000 Armenians have been forcibly deported in this way from Azerbaijan.
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