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Residents of Mari El demand the resignation of Markelov

They are outraged by the cancellation of social benefits

d3b9f9_6Yesterday in one of Yoshkar-Ola’s central squares, numerous protests were held. Protesters from Yoshkar-Ola, as well as residents from other municipal districts of the republic, demanded the resignation of the government of Leonid Markelov. Continue reading

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Governor of Mari El promised to dig up a village road ahead of elections

markelov_shimshurgaLeonid Markelov, the current governor of the Republic of Mari El, promised to dig up a village road before the elections that will be held on 13 September 2015. The incident occurred at the opening of a medical and obstetric station in the village of Shimshurga in the Zvenigovsky District. Continue reading

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Mari El: Anti-corruption website closed down

net_korrupciiAuthorities in Russia’s Republic of Mari El seem to regard President Dmitry Medvedev’s call to step up the fight against corruption as a direct threat to their personal interests, MariUver reports.

Their first step was to close down the website of the Public Committee to Fight Corruption in Mari El. This was not the first time that the authorities have tried to discredit the Committee. Continue reading

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