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Marina Obrazkova

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Marina Obrazkova is a professional journalist writing on politics and society. Previously she worked as the Central Desk Editor for Society at Russia Beyond The Headlines (RBTH).

01.04.2016

Kadyrov is still the best option for Chechnya – at least for now

Kadyrov is still the best option for Chechnya – at least for now

Due to the current structure of Chechen politics and the Kremlin’s unwillingness to get involved, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov is still the only viable candidate to run the region. But that could change

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29.03.2016

Why Russia's 2016 elections might be more transparent than you think

Why Russia's 2016 elections might be more transparent than you think

The appointment of a human rights ombudswoman, Ella Pamfilova, as the new head of Russia’s Central Election Commission indicates that the Kremlin is serious about making the results of the 2016 parliamentary elections legitimate

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16.03.2016

Why the death of former Russian press minister Mikhail Lesin matters

Why the death of former Russian press minister Mikhail Lesin matters

The death of one of Russia’s most influential media figures in Washington, combined with all its mysterious circumstances, led to a great deal of speculation in both Russian and foreign media. Amidst this speculation, it’s important to understand his background of Lesin

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25.02.2016

The most important facts about Russian parliamentary elections

The most important facts about Russian parliamentary elections

RD Explainer: In September 2016, Russians will go to the polls to cast their votes for deputies of the State Duma. Here’s your guide for what to expect just six months from now

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28.01.2016

The Kremlin's attempt to co-opt the opposition takes a new turn

The Kremlin's attempt to co-opt the opposition takes a new turn

A political party for entrepreneurs in Russia will be led by a political figure close to the Kremlin, leading to speculation that this party will become just another way to siphon votes away from the opposition

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22.01.2016

What's really behind Ramzan Kadyrov's incendiary comments?

What's really behind Ramzan Kadyrov's incendiary comments?

Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov announced that representatives of Russia’s non-systemic opposition were “enemies of the people” and should be punished. Will this move result in a divide in Russian society ahead of upcoming elections?

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07.08.2015

How Soviet intelligence acquired the nuclear bomb

How Soviet intelligence acquired the nuclear bomb

Alexander Bondarenko, author of a new book about former Soviet foreign intelligence head Pavel Fitin, shares the inside story of how the Soviet intelligence service acquired the plans to the nuclear bomb from the U.S.

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17.01.2014

Duma considers expanding security agencies’ surveillance tactics on the web

Duma considers expanding security agencies’ surveillance tactics on the web

Russian MPs want to step up counterterrorism measures to include more control over what the Internet

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13.01.2014

Russia bans all liquids in carry-ons

Russia bans all liquids in carry-ons

Russian airports are beefing up security in the run up to the Winter Olympics

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30.12.2013

Fears rise after two consecutive terrorists attacks in Volgograd

Fears rise after two consecutive terrorists attacks in Volgograd

Security increased in Moscow and elsewhere after more than 30 are killed in deadly blasts just weeks before the start of the Sochi Olympics

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20.12.2013

Putin speaks his mind at his annual marathon Q&A session

Putin speaks his mind at his annual marathon Q&A session

The Russian president supported Ukraine, praised Snowden, defended the U.S. intelligence services and offered to work with Greenpeace during his annual marathon Q&A session

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29.07.2013

Russian business to trademark Snowden's image

Russian business to trademark Snowden's image

Entrepreneurs are trying to obtain the rights to use the image of the former CIA officer

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16.07.2013

Foreign leaders to land on helipads at the Kremlin

Foreign leaders to land on helipads at the Kremlin

Experts believe air transport throughout the city is a safer option for Russian and foreign officials.

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