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Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You:

The Third Russian Revolution

 

By Chris Oakley

Part 8

 

 

 

From the January 16th, 2011 Los Angeles Tribune:

RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY CONFIRMS HEAVY FIGHTING UNDERWAY

AT CHELYABINSK

V.P. BIDEN SAYS WHITE HOUSE SUPPORTS INDEPENDENT PROBE OF

KHABAROVSK MASSACRES

 

From a United Nations press release dated January 19th, 2011:

At 10:00 New York time tomorrow morning, a special session of the UN General Assembly will be convened to vote on a resolution regarding the matter of establishing a panel of inquiry to investigate the horrific massacres which were recently perpetrated at Khabarovsk...

 

From the January 21st, 2011 Sydney Morning Herald:

LENINíS TOMB SUICIDE BOMBING TRIAL RESUMES

WITH NEW JUDGE, DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

 

From the January 22nd, 2011 broadcast of NBC Nightly News:

In a move that could have major repercussions for international diplomacy, the Medvedev government is threatening to terminate relations between Russia and the United States in protest of the Obama administrationís support of the UN-sponsored international panel that is currently investigating allegations of Russian government troopsí involvement in the recent massacres at Khabarovsk....

 

From the January 24th, 2011 broadcast of BBC Breakfast:

The battle for Chelyabinsk appears to be over...an NTV correspondent on the front lines near that city reports Russian government forces are about to overrun the last pockets of NRPM resistance there....

 

From the January 27th, 2011 New York Times:

SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON URGES RUSSIA TO CONTINUE

DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH U.S.

Warns A Break In Formal Ties Could Spell Disaster For Global Peace

 

From the January 28th, 2011 Washington Post:

NRPM ALLEGES GOVERNMENT MISTREATMENT OF REBEL PRISONERS

CAPTURED AT CHELYABINSK

 

From a broadcast of CBC News At Six that same day:

Russian president Dmitri Medvedev is vehemently denying NRPM accusations

that his security and military forces are abusing insurgent fighters captured in the

recent fighting at the town of Chelyabinsk...

 

From a story posted at ESPN.com dated January 31st, 2011:

The International Olympic Committee is reported to be considering holding a special session next week to make contingency plans for relocating the 2014 Winter Games to an alternative host city should the current civil war in Russia make it impossible to hold them in Sochi, the Black Sea resort town where the Games are currently scheduled to be held...

 

From the February 2nd, 2011 broadcast of NBC Nightly News:

The IOC confirmed in a written statement this afternoon that it will be convening an extraordinary special session next Tuesday to take up the matter of an alternative host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics if the current civil war in Russia prevents the Games from being held in Sochi, the presently designated host site....

 

From the February 4th, 2011 broadcast of National Public Radioís All Things Considered:

Russiaís neighbor Finland is becoming increasingly nervous that the current civil war between the Medvedev government and the NRPM insurgency may spill over the Finnish border if it continues to drag on, and that concern has prompted the Finnish foreign ministry to request an immediate summit between Medvedev and Finlandís current president....

 

From the February 7th, 2011 Manchester Guardian:

RUSSO-FINNISH SUMMIT SCHEDULED TO BEGIN TOMORROW

Russian Civil War Expected To Be Primary Topic

 

From the February 9th, 2011 edition of The Age(Australia):

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS IN KUYBYSHEV HIT BY ROCKET FIRE

NRPM Thought To Be Behind Attack

 

From the Feburary 10th, 2011 broadcast of BBC World News:

Two deputy Russian defense ministers accused of leaking classified papers to the press regarding the UNís investigation of the Khabarovsk massacres have abruptly tendered their resignations...

 

From the February 12th, 2011 Washington Post:

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMANDS INVESTIGATION INTO CHARGES

OF KREMLIN MISTREATMENT OF REBEL P.O.W.s CAPTURED AT CHELYABINSK

 

From the February 15th, 2011 broadcast of CBC News At Six:

Russian civil aviation authorities have ordered St. Petersburgís main airport temporarily closed after an NRPM rocket and grenade attack damaged the airportís main control tower and destroyed several hangars...

 

From the February 16th, 2011 Sydney Morning Herald:

VERDICT IN LENINíS TOMB BOMBING TRIAL EXPECTED IN 48 HOURS,

SAY RUSSIAN PROSECUTORS

 

From a story posted at MSNBC.com on February 18th, 2011:

BREAKING NEWS--PRIME DEFENDANT IN LENINíS TOMB BOMBING PLOT TRIAL

FOUND GUILTY

 

From the February 22nd, 2011 broadcast of The CBS Evening News With Katie Couric:

Russian human rights groups are blasting the Medvedev governmentís refusal to permit an independent investigation of ongoing charges that the regular Russian army is abusing captured NRPM guerrillas...

 

From the February 24th, 2011 Korea Herald:

CHINESE ARMY PUTS SIBERIAN BORDER UNITS ON ALERT

Beijing Denies Any Hostile Intent, Says Move Is Simply A Precaution In Response

To Recent Developments In Russian Civil War

 

From the February 27th, 2011 broadcast of NBC Nightly News:

A Russian army officer who was arrested nearly two months ago on suspicion of being a covert NRPM sympathizer has died under what are being called "strange" circumstances. Lieutenant Colonel Lavrenti Kazanov was found dead in his cell early this morning just as he was scheduled to be taken to the Russian defense ministry headquarters in Moscow to testify at his court-martial on charges of treason and conduct unbecoming an officer....

 

To Be Continued

 

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