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Putin Scraps News Agency Founded in 1941

Kremlin forming new Russian Information Agency

(Newser) - RIA Novosti and Voice of Russia are no more. Russian President Vladimir Putin has shut down the state-owned news agencies in a surprise move, reports the BBC . The Kremlin is creating a new Russian Information Agency, according to the Hollywood Reporter , which will be led by Dmitry Kiselev, a pro-Kremlin... More »

Medvedev Rips 'Provocateurs, Extremists'

President offers some reforms, but opposition says not enough

(Newser) - Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev used his final state-of-the-nation address today to offer reforms in the wake of the massive protests and upheaval that have gripped the country since the Dec. 4 parliamentary elections , but he also railed against the "provocateurs and extremists" who threaten stability, reports the AP... More »

Twitter Imposter Mocks Medvedev

'Kermlin Russia' dodges country's media crackdown

(Newser) - Dmitri Medvedev has discovered one of the great joys of Twitter: the satirical impersonator account. Just days after the Russian president sent his first dispatch from his @KremlinRussia page, another account—called @KermlinRussia —is delivering mocking responses to his dispatches. One, for example, poked fun at his attempts to... More »

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