January 23, 2015 05:14
Igor Stenin, the head of the "Astrakhan Russians" movement, who was detained by FSB agents on charges of inciting extremism, has been released under recognizance not to leave.
January 22, 2015 15:06
On January 21, agents of the Russian Federal Security Bureau (FSB) detained Igor Stenin, the leader of the "Astrakhan Russians" movement, as Pavel Chikov, the head of the "Agora" association has reported.
January 22, 2015 08:21
On January 21, in Astrakhan, ten supporters of Alexei Navalny held an information picket. It was sanctioned by the authorities; and there were no incidents during the two-hour action.
January 01, 2015 04:54
The unstable regions of Northern Caucasus, which have a high level of confrontation, may hope for more economic support, Natalia Zubarevich, an Associate Professor of the Higher School of Economics (HSE), said in her interview to the "Caucasian Knot".
December 25, 2014 12:41
Today, the Astrakhan Regional Court has reduced the prison term of the temporarily dismissed Astrakhan Mayor Mikhail Stolyarov, convicted of bribery, from 10 to 9 years.
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.
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