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02/25/2014

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Russia Accuses West of Playing Geopolitical Game in Ukraine

Russia on Monday harshly denounced the political uprising in neighboring Ukraine, ominously predicting that "dictatorial and at times terrorist" methods would be used to repress minorities under the new regime, a view strongly contrasting with the restrained optimism of the European Union and the U.S. regarding the regime change in Kiev.

Ukraine Awaits Economic Impact of New Government's Tension With Russia

As Russia ally and former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych fled and a new government took over in Kiev this weekend, Russia awoke to unpaid debts and a question: how to deal with its neighbor's government not only politically, but economically.

Sochi Ready for Tourists After Games End

With the end of the Olympics, the number of volunteers and Russian sports fans in Sochi has fallen, but crowds of foreign visitors still flooded Sochi on Monday, making the city look like more of an international tourist destination than it was during the games.

Sochi Real Estate Boom Unlikely After Olympics

As the glow and attention of the Olympic Games begins to fade, will the revamped Black Sea resort be able to find buyers for its apartments?

YotaPhone Announces New Version of Russian Smartphone

Just months after the first sales of the YotaPhone, the Russian entry into the lucrative smartphone market, the device's manufacturer presented a new version of the phone at a mobile conference in Barcelona on Monday.

What the Papers Say, Feb. 24, 2014

BBC Monitoring
The only English roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
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70 Detained in Central Moscow at Unauthorized Bolotnaya Rally

The Moscow Times
The police said they have detained about 70 people for participating in an unauthorized rally in central Moscow in support of the defendants in the so-called Bolotnaya case, seven of whom were handed prison sentences earlier Monday.

Media Regulator Finds No Fault With Operators That Dropped Dozhd

The Moscow Times
Media regulator Roskomnadzor has found that the Russian telecoms operators that removed independent television channel Dozhd from their packages last month did not break the law.

Bolotnoye Suspects Get Prison Time

A Moscow court on Monday issued seven prison terms and one suspended sentence in the high-profile Bolotnoye case over alleged anti-Kremlin riots in May 2012, triggering protests by and detentions of supporters who say the case is politically motivated.

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