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Russian authorities backtrack and allow protesters at Sochi Olympics

Protesters will be allowed to express their views at the Sochi Winter Olympics after Games organisers agreed to allow an area for them following talks with the International Olympic Committee, IOC President Thomas Bach announced on Tuesday. In August, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who played a major role in Sochi…

Dispute over Immanuel Kant reportedly at heart of Russian shooting

Russian authorities in the port city of Rostov-on-Don say that, over the weekend, an argument about the German philosopher Immanuel Kant ended in gunplay. According to a police spokeswoman, Viktoria Safarova, the men were waiting in line to buy beer on Sunday when they struck up a conversation about the…