Contents tagged with Novosibirsk

  • Gerard Depardieu’s Russian accounts frozen

    The regional tax authorities in the Leninsky District of Novosibirsk, Russia, have frozen the bank accounts of French actor Gérard Depardieu, RBC reports, citing data from the Kontur.Focus portal.

    Depardieu, who obtained a Russian passport in 2013 after the French government introduced a 75% tax on income above € 1 million, has been unable to transact using his accounts at VTB, Gazprombank or KS Bank since 20 June.

    Exactly how much Depardieu, a Knight of the French Legion of Honor, winner of …

  • Russian National Guard soldiers banned from traveling to 237 countries

    Members of the Novosibirsk Russian National Guard do not have the right to take vacations to Israel or 236 other countries, RBC Novosibirsk reports, citing a publication by the “Ombudsmen Police”.

    The Ombudsmen Police claims to be in possession of a copy of an order signed by police colonel Rovshan Kurbanov, head of the Directorate for Extra-Departmental Safety of Troops of the Russian National Guard in the Novosibirsk Province.

    The order lists the countries and regions that are considered …

  • Protesters rally across Russia against pension reform and ‘prohibitive laws'

    In a large number of Russian cities, citizens have taken to the streets to protest against the pension reform and “prohibitive laws”. The rallies were held on 23 March as part of an all-Russian protest to protect citizens’ socio-economic rights that was organized by the Communist Party.

    One of the first cities to see a series of protests was Vladivostok. Locals rallied against the pension reform, the “garbage issue”, and more localized problems such as coal dust pollution, deforestation, and …