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Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You:

The Third Russian Revolution

 

By Chris Oakley

Part 6

 

 

From the October 3rd, 2010 broadcast of Nightline:

Just over nine years after the 9/11 attacks shook America to its core, some Russian political commentators are saying Russia may be headed for its own 9/11 if a way canít be found to resolve the current bitter civil war between the NRPM rebel forces and the Medvedev government....

 

From the October 4th, 2010 New York Times:

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS IN ST. PETERSBURG

HIT IN ROCKET ATTACK: NRPM INSURGENTS SUSPECTED

Minor damage also inflicted at Hermitage Museum

 

From the October 6th, 2010 Detroit Free Press:

MICHIGAN STATE GRAD STUDENT KILLED IN AIR STRIKE ON

NRPM CAMP IN SIBERIA

Former Auburn Hills resident was volunteer with Doctors Without Borders

 

From an article posted at Townhall.com dated October 11th, 2010:

No matter how the military struggle between the NRPM and the Medvedev government in Russia turns out, itís abundantly clear the current Russian president is going to lose the battle for public opinion decisively. A poll published in one of Moscowís largest newspapers yesterday indicates that nearly 71% percent of the cityís residents strongly disapprove of the way Medvedev is handling the insurgency...

 

From the October 13th, 2010 Wall Street Journal:

FOREIGN INVESTORS WARY OF ANY NEW BUSINESS

VENTURES IN RUSSIA

Civil War Cited As Main Factor

 

From a story posted at MSNBC.com dated October 14th, 2010:

BREAKING NEWS-- REUTERS REPORTS EXPLOSIONS HEARD NEAR

LENINíS TOMB IN MOSCOW

 

From a post at CNN.com later that same day:

BBC CONFIRMS 35 DEAD, 60 INJURED IN APPARENT SUICIDE BOMBING

AT LENIN MAUSOLEUM IN MOSCOW

 

From the October 16th, 2010 Washington Post:

NRPM SPLINTER CELL ALLEGED TO BE RESPONSIBLE

FOR LENINíS TOMB SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK

 

From the October 18th, 2010 broadcast of CBS Evening News With Katie Couric:

The U.S., British, and Chinese embassies in Moscow are all under heavy guard tonight as Russian security forces continue to investigate last Saturdayís suicide bombing at Leninís tomb in Red Square...

 

From the October 21st, 2010 broadcast of Nine News:

Russian government forces today launched a massive attack on a rebel base camp south of the town of Mirnyj...

 

From the October 23rd, 2010 Daily Mail:

ACCUSED LENINíS TOMB SUICIDE PLOTTER ARRESTED IN ROMANIA

 

From the October 24th, 2010 broadcast of ABCís World News Tonight:

The alleged mastermind of the suicide bombing that happened ten days ago at Leninís tomb in Moscow has been released from police custody due to what Romanian authorities say is lack of substantial evidence to tie him to the attack. This has sparked a wave of angry protests both from the Russian government and from the families of the bombing victims....

Meanwhile, former Republican presidential candidate John McCain is blasting President Obama for what he calls the Obama administrationís "gross and shocking ineptitude" in its handling of the civil war in Russia....

 

From the October 26th, 2010 New York Post:

RUSSIAN TOWARD A SHOWDOWN

Moscow and Bucharest trade threats, accusations over

alleged Leninís tomb suicide attack mastermind

 

From the October 29th, 2010 broadcast of NBCís Today:

Five days after being released, the man Russian authorities charge with being the mastermind in the Leninís tomb suicide bombing two weeks ago is back in police custody in Romania after police officials uncover what they say is new evidence linking him conclusively with the bombers....

 

From the October 31st, 2010 Boston Globe:

SUSPECTED LENINíS TOMB BOMBING MASTERMIND

BACK IN MOSCOW UNDER HEAVY GUARD

 

From the November 1st, 2010 broadcast of CBC News At Six:

Poll numbers released today suggest disapproval of the Obama Administrationís current policy on the Russian civil war may be a factor in tomorrowís U.S. Congressional elections....

 

From the November 3rd, 2010 broadcast of CBS This Morning:

Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele is saying that one of the messages of yesterdayís Congressional election results is that the American people want President Obama to take a tougher stance on the current civil war between the Medvedev government in Russia and the NRPM insurgency...

 

From the November 4th, 2010 Manchester Guardian:

Accused Leninís Tomb Bombing Mastermind To Be Indicted Today

 

From the November 5th, 2010 Asahi Shimbun:

Foreign Minister Concerned About Impact Of Current NRPM Rebellion On Relations Between Japan And Russia

 

From a White House press release dated November 8th, 2010:

It is the profound hope of this administration that the upcoming G-8 summit in Barcelona will mark a turning point in the effort to bring about a peaceful resolution to the civil war in Russia...

 

From the November 10th, 2010 New York Times:

US-RUSSIAN DISAGREEMENTS OVER LENINíS TOMB TRIAL

MAY JEOPARDIZE BARCELONA G-8 SUMMIT

 

From the November 11th, 2010 broadcast of BBC Breakfast:

The U.S. State Department is expressing concern this morning over threats by current Russian president Dmitri Medvedev to pull out of the G-8 economic summit scheduled for next week in Barcelona. In a story printed in todayís New York Times, Medvedev is said to be angry over recent Obama Administration statements criticizing the Russian governmentís treatment of the accused Leninís tomb suicide bombing mastermind...

 

From the November 14th, 2010 broadcast of CBC News At Six:

Making good on threats he first issued three days ago, Russian president Dmitri Medvedev has pulled out of the G-8 summit scheduled to start tomorrow in Barcelona....

 

From the November 16th, 2010 Washington Post:

MEDVEDEVíS ABSENCE FELT IN BARCELONA

ON FIRST DAY OF G-8 SUMMIT

 

From the November 20th, 2010 Sydney Morning Herald:

BARCELONA G-8 SUMMIT ENDS AMID FEARS OF RUSSIA-U.S. DIPLOMATIC SPLIT

 

 

To Be Continued

 

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