Russian drug lord Atobek Gulmamadov was caught in the UAE. The Russian Federal Drug Control Service, Interpol, local Interior Ministry, US Drug Control Department, Kazakh National Security Committee, Belarusian Interior Ministry organized a special operation to detain the suspect.His drug cartel had over 900kg of heroin confiscated, 400kg of the portion were under control of Gulmamadov.The Tajik native had Russian citizenship. He visited Russia twice in 2012 to boost heroin trafficking.
Russia’s upper house of parliament unanimously approved on Wednesday a controversial law that would ban US nationals from adopting Russian children
The Federation Council of Russia has passed the Dmitry Yakovlev bill unanimously with 143 votes.The bill bans adoption of Russian children by US families. It was passed by the lower chamber of parliament on December 21 in response to the Magnitsky bill passed in the US.
Murderer of 49-year-old US veteran Joseph Griffin in Kabul on Monday has been identified as a female of Iranian origin.She was planning murders at the Afghan Interior Ministry. She married a high-ranking official of the ministry and received an Afghan ID illegally.
The White House has been flooded with tens of thousands of requests to blacklist Russian officials supporting a ban on US adoptions of Russian children amid an escalating diplomatic feud, RIA-Novosti reports.A petition asking the White House to slap sanctions on Russian legislators who vote for the adoption ban - which was approved by Russia’s lower house of parliament last week - had collected more than 52,000 signatures as of Monday morning according to RIA-Novosti/
US legislators want to put Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Magnitsky list for signing the Dmitry Yakovlev bill (a ban on adoption of Russian children by US families), Gazeta.ru reports.2045 signatures have been given to the petition. It needs a total of 25,000.
In two hours, almost 6,000 people signed a petition to make Russian lawmakers, who voted in favor of the US adoptions ban, accountable under the Magnitsky Act.The petition says lawmakers of the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, who approved the ban in the third and final reading on Friday, have “breached all imaginable boundaries of humanity, responsibility, or common sense and chose to jeopardize lives and well-being of thousands of Russian orphans.”
420 MPs have passed the Dmitry Yakovlev bill in response to the Magnitsky bill of the US. 7 MPs voted against it and 1 abstained.The Dmitry Yakovlev bill forbids US families to adopt Russian children. Agencies selecting children will be closed. The document denounces Russian-US agreements on adoption of under-aged children.The bill bans non-commercial US organizations involved in politics and threatening Russian interests.
130 UN members voted for a resolution against glorification of Nazism, 54 states abstained, while the US, Canada and Palau voted against the document.
Interview by Ramin Naziev, Baku, exclusive to VK In Azerbaijan the year 2012 was declared the Year of Sport. There were international sporting events, new training facilities, the Olympic team of Azerbaijan brought 10 Olympic medals from London. Twenty years ago the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Azerbaijan was created. Vice-president of the NOC and world champion in freestyle wrestling Khazar Isayev told VK about the history of its creation, the challenges of the Olympic movement and about himself.
Russian MPs have overwhelmingly backed a bill that would ban UScitizens from adopting Russian children. The move is in retaliationfor the Magnitsky Act, passed in the US this month, introducingsanctions against Russian alleged human rights violators. It followsseveral cases in which Russian children have apparently beenmistreated by adoptive US parents. At a much-anticipated newsconference on Thursday, President Vladimir V. Putin skirted thequestion of whether he would support a ban on adoptions of Russian
say Russian military experts
Sergey Markov told Vestnik Kavkaza
Russian President Vladimir Putin officially approved a new strategy ofgovernment policy towards ethnic groups. The document aims to secure inter-ethnic and inter-religious peace in Russian regions.
A fierce debate is raging in Russia as the country’s Lower House of Parliament readies a ban on US citizens adopting Russian children, Russia Today reports on Wednesday.