Archive for August 17th, 2012

August 17, 2012, by Alex Bivol

A Moscow court found three members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” on August 17, handing two-year prison sentences to each of them. […]

Visit of Russian Orthodox Church head to Poland promises improvement of Polish-Russian relations

August 17, 2012, by The Warsaw Voice

The official visit by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the largely Catholic Poland that began on ...

Film review: Total Recall

August 17, 2012, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

It was a tough assignment: Remake one of the most iconic science-fiction films, one that has achieved cult status, and do a good job of it for a 21st- ...

Tattooed artist launches a bid for Czech presidency

August 17, 2012, by Marketa Hulpachova of The Prague Post

In 2013, Czechs will choose their first directly elected president in light of a new law that does away with the previous system of a Parliament-elect ...

  • UN Security Council ends Syria observer mission
    August 17, 2012, by Alex Villarreal of VOANews

    A day after a bombing near the U.N. observer headquarters in Damascus, the United Nations Security Council decided to end the U.N. monitoring mission in Syria when its mandate expires […]

  • Support for Pussy Riot in Sofia
    August 17, 2012, by Alex Bivol

    Supporters for jailed Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot covered the heads of sculptures at the base of the monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia with bright balaclavas, the […]