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February 9, 1998 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one in the West thought it was a very good idea in the first place: a group of grandstanding nationalist lawmakers from Russia heading for Iraq with a planeload of medicine and with plans to portray Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as the victim in the current high-stakes standoff. So when the technicality of getting formal U.N. approval for the humanitarian flight from Moscow to Baghdad came up over the weekend, U.S. and British diplomats demanded that the mission wait until today, when the U.
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April 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Nations' top human rights official sharply criticized Russia for abuses in Chechnya, saying she heard "very harrowing" accounts on a trip to the war-torn republic. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson also said she was denied access to villages and a detention center she deemed vital to her investigation.
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January 15, 2000 | MAYERBEK NUNAYEV and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Chechen civilians who have been stuck at border checkpoints for days won the backing of the United Nations on Friday in protesting Russia's policy of restricting the movement of Chechen males ages 10 to 60. Russian officials pledged to modify the travel ban, and some men of fighting age from Chechnya reportedly were allowed to cross from the war-torn separatist republic into the neighboring republic of Ingushetia on Friday.
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January 15, 2000 | MAYERBEK NUNAYEV and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Chechen civilians who have been stuck at border checkpoints for days won the backing of the United Nations on Friday in protesting Russia's policy of restricting the movement of Chechen males ages 10 to 60. Russian officials pledged to modify the travel ban, and some men of fighting age from Chechnya reportedly were allowed to cross from the war-torn separatist republic into the neighboring republic of Ingushetia on Friday.
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April 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Nations' top human rights official sharply criticized Russia for abuses in Chechnya, saying she heard "very harrowing" accounts on a trip to the war-torn republic. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson also said she was denied access to villages and a detention center she deemed vital to her investigation.
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February 11, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia removed the last legal obstacle Thursday to the calling of air strikes in Bosnia-Herzegovina by U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali when it dropped its insistence that he seek new Security Council approval before he acts. Russian Ambassador Yuli Vorontsov told reporters before he met with other ambassadors of the Security Council that his government was not trying to prevent North Atlantic Treaty Organization planes from bombing Bosnian Serb positions.
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December 28, 1991 | Associated Press
The Russian flag flew for the first time Friday at U.N. headquarters, symbolizing the transfer of the defunct Soviet Union's Security Council seat and other powers to the Russian Federation. A crisp winter breeze unfurled the white, blue and red banner after security guards ran it up the staff at 2 p.m. "It is a beautiful flag," Russian Ambassador Yuli M. Vorontsov said. There was no ceremony, and nothing aside from the presence of news photographers and U.N.
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November 14, 1999 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia's prime minister told U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Saturday that Russia has right on its side in the war against Chechnya, demonstrating his government's determination to pay no more heed to Western criticism than NATO did to Kremlin opposition to its bombing of Yugoslavia this year. The Chechen war has strong media backing in Russia, and popular support for it remains high. With anti-Western sentiment on the rise, some analysts say the growing U.S.
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August 16, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A middle-aged woman, possibly a low-level official, erupted when she saw an American photographing chili peppers drying on a mat. "Coming from a foreign country, you can't take pictures of something like that!" she scolded, apparently upset because the mat with the peppers--used in this region's Korean cuisine--lay on an unpaved sidewalk.
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May 12, 1993 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia shocked the Security Council on Tuesday by exercising the first U.N. veto since the end of the Cold War, using it on a relatively minor issue--the financing of peacekeepers on the troubled Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The veto broke a string of 36 straight months in which no permanent member of the council had wielded its power of veto. The veto by Russian Ambassador Yuli M. Vorontsov--the only vote against the resolution--dampened this mood, although U.S.
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November 14, 1999 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia's prime minister told U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Saturday that Russia has right on its side in the war against Chechnya, demonstrating his government's determination to pay no more heed to Western criticism than NATO did to Kremlin opposition to its bombing of Yugoslavia this year. The Chechen war has strong media backing in Russia, and popular support for it remains high. With anti-Western sentiment on the rise, some analysts say the growing U.S.
NEWS
February 9, 1998 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one in the West thought it was a very good idea in the first place: a group of grandstanding nationalist lawmakers from Russia heading for Iraq with a planeload of medicine and with plans to portray Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as the victim in the current high-stakes standoff. So when the technicality of getting formal U.N. approval for the humanitarian flight from Moscow to Baghdad came up over the weekend, U.S. and British diplomats demanded that the mission wait until today, when the U.
NEWS
February 11, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia removed the last legal obstacle Thursday to the calling of air strikes in Bosnia-Herzegovina by U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali when it dropped its insistence that he seek new Security Council approval before he acts. Russian Ambassador Yuli Vorontsov told reporters before he met with other ambassadors of the Security Council that his government was not trying to prevent North Atlantic Treaty Organization planes from bombing Bosnian Serb positions.
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May 12, 1993 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia shocked the Security Council on Tuesday by exercising the first U.N. veto since the end of the Cold War, using it on a relatively minor issue--the financing of peacekeepers on the troubled Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The veto broke a string of 36 straight months in which no permanent member of the council had wielded its power of veto. The veto by Russian Ambassador Yuli M. Vorontsov--the only vote against the resolution--dampened this mood, although U.S.
NEWS
August 16, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A middle-aged woman, possibly a low-level official, erupted when she saw an American photographing chili peppers drying on a mat. "Coming from a foreign country, you can't take pictures of something like that!" she scolded, apparently upset because the mat with the peppers--used in this region's Korean cuisine--lay on an unpaved sidewalk.
NEWS
December 28, 1991 | Associated Press
The Russian flag flew for the first time Friday at U.N. headquarters, symbolizing the transfer of the defunct Soviet Union's Security Council seat and other powers to the Russian Federation. A crisp winter breeze unfurled the white, blue and red banner after security guards ran it up the staff at 2 p.m. "It is a beautiful flag," Russian Ambassador Yuli M. Vorontsov said. There was no ceremony, and nothing aside from the presence of news photographers and U.N.
NEWS
December 24, 1991 | KAREN TUMULTY and DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush plans to announce Thursday that the United States will recognize the independence of all 12 former Soviet republics and immediately establish formal diplomatic relations with six of them, Administration officials said Monday.
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May 19, 1997 | From Reuters
The former Soviet republic of Tajikistan took a big step toward lasting peace after four years of civil war when the government agreed Sunday to legalize major Islamist opposition parties and media. The deal, part of a planned comprehensive peace settlement, was signed by Tajik President Emamali Rakhmonov and opposition leader Sayed Abdullo Nuri after two days of talks in Bishkek, capital of neighboring Kyrgyzstan. They also agreed on an amnesty and exchange of prisoners.
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December 24, 1991 | KAREN TUMULTY and DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush plans to announce Thursday that the United States will recognize the independence of all 12 former Soviet republics and immediately establish formal diplomatic relations with six of them, Administration officials said Monday.
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