A third world war has been going on since at least NATO’s bombing of Belgrade in 1999, says Ekho Moskvy editor-in-chief Aleksei Venediktov.
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Former Russian governor Nikita Belykh, viewed as a liberal reformer, was handed a sentenced of eight years of labor colony on charges of corruption which he has denied.
Despite some positive figures in May, the real incomes of Russians continued to decline, and underemployment and unemployment continue to rise.
The battle over the demolish of the Khrushchev-era five-story building continues, with protests by residents and most respondents to a poll saying they believe the renovation is about money-laundering.