November 23, 2014 06:05
On November 22, the central square of Astrakhan hosted a rally held by city residents in protest against the abolition of the direct elections of the City Mayor. The protest action was attended by about 100 people, who held in their hands slogans, flags of various political parties, and black balloons that were later released into the air as a symbol of mourning for democracy.
November 11, 2014 12:15
Today, the centre of Astrakhan has hosted a series of solo pickets. The protest actions were timed to the today's meeting of the Regional Duma. Supporters of Oleg Shein, a deputy of the Regional Duma, who came to the pickets, demanded to preserve the direct election of the City Mayor.
November 05, 2014 12:54
On Wednesday, the Kirov District Court of Astrakhan found Mikhail Stolyarov, the dismissed Mayor of Astrakhan, guilty of bribery and sentenced him to 10 years in a high security colony and a fine, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.
October 28, 2014 10:10
On October 27, MPs of the Astrakhan City Duma formulated and introduced to the regional Duma the amendments to the regional bill on the formation of local self-administrations in the region. According to those amendments, the Mayor of the regional centre is to be elected from the MPs. Such a formulation was supported by the majority of the Astrakhan City Duma MPs.
October 27, 2014 11:12
The Astrakhan Committee of Soldiers' Mothers has appealed to the Prosecutor's Office for the Southern Military District (SMD) with a request to identify and punish the persons responsible for the death of a regular soldier killed in a road traffic accident in Dagestan. According to Anatoly Salin, the head of the Astrakhan Committee of Soldiers' Mothers, the soldier regular burned in an overturned car, and one more soldier from the Astrakhan Region became disabled.
October 22, 2014 14:35
In Astrakhan, during the court session held on October 21, Mikhail Stolyarov, the Mayor of Astrakhan, who was temporarily suspended from his post and accused of bribery, reiterated his innocence.
October 20, 2014 14:32
The Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (NAR) of Azerbaijan has completed a preliminary investigation of the criminal case opened in connection with the beating of the rights defender Ilgar Nasibov. At the same time, the court completed the investigation of the counter claim against him.
October 13, 2014 07:35
On October 12, Oleg Shein, the head of the Astrakhan regional branch of the "Spravedlivaya Rossiya (Fair Russia), stated that the historic building of the rescue station in Astrakhan, on the VolgaRiver embankment had been demolished.
October 07, 2014 09:24
The advocate of Murat Zakharyaev, who was convicted in Astrakhan along with five other figurants in the case related to recruitment of militants for taking part in warfare in Syria, Egypt and Northern Caucasus, has appealed against his client's verdict.
September 30, 2014 06:04
On September 29, in Astrakhan, 15 families of a multi-apartment building No. 78 in Menzhinsky Street, which was destroyed by fire, demanded from the municipal authorities to resolve the problem of compensation payments before the winter. Officials from the city administration have promised to conclude in the near future the agreements on redemption prices with the people affected by fire and pay monetary compensations. However, the officials refuse to indicate the exact date when the problem is solved.
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