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Czech PM signs power-sharing deal with Communist Party ahead of key vote

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has signed a power-sharing agreement with the country’s Communist Party, marking the first time the party will have a governing role since the anti-communist Velvet Revolution in 1989. The agreement will ensure that the left-wing party supports the government coalition headed by Babis in a confidence vote which will take place in the parliament on ...

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Football star, leading man, communist, outcast: RT dives into life of black icon hounded for beliefs

Paul Robeson rose from poverty and early loss to become one of the most famous performers in the world. But his prickly activism and a Soviet connection cost him his career, but not his legacy. A son of a preacher, whose mother died in a fire when he was six, Robeson was a bewilderingly talented man. At Rutgers, where he ...

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NATO bases upgraded under anti-migrant guise, US nukes now stockpiled in Greece – Communist chief

The leader of the Communist Party of Greece, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, has lambasted Athens for appeasing the US and EU governments, by allowing what he claims are American nukes in the country. In an interview with ANT1 TV, the Greek communist leader has once again claimed that there are more US and NATO military facilities in the country than is commonly ...

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Top Communist names farm magnate Grudinin as party’s ‘new Russian national leader’

Russian Communists have hailed Pavel Grudinin as their new national leader after assessing the politician’s performance in the recent presidential election campaign. Grudinin spoke at the plenary session of the Communist Party’s Central Committee, where he expressed the opinion that he had not lost the presidential race, Kommersant daily reports. “We have not lost. I should not only have a ...

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Payout time! Communist candidate shaves off mustache after losing bet on election result

Losing Russia’s presidential election has literary affected the image of the Communist Party contender. Performing worse than he predicted cost him his puffy mustache, which he had to shave off as the result of a wager. While on the campaign track, Pavel Grudinin pledged that he would garner at least 15 percent of the vote in an interview with popular ...

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Communist candidate set to lose his moustache over poor election showing

Pavel Grudinin will have to endure insult to injury for the lowest result ever for a communist candidate in a Russian presidential race, as he had earlier bet his moustache that he would receive at least 15 percent of the vote. In early February, Grudinin made a bet with popular Russian web journalist Yuri Dud. The two agreed that if ...

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Communist candidate Grudinin accused of secretly keeping gold in Swiss bank

A senior Russian elections official has told reporters that Communist-backed presidential candidate Pavel Grudinin failed to inform the authorities about his cash and gold accounts in Swiss banks. “The Federal Tax Service has addressed the Swiss authorities and Swiss colleagues have reported that apart from two bank accounts that we had already mentioned, including on the elections posters, Pavel Grudinin ...

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Communist Party candidate withdraws from debates as TV discussion descends into chaos

Pavel Grudinin has accused the election authorities of deliberately turning televised debates into “cheap shows,” and said he would no longer take part after other contenders exchanged insults and even threw water at each other. Read more “What is going on here is not debates, it is more like a bazaar with all the shouting without waiting for turns. Debates ...

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‘No regrets’ says Jeremy Corbyn over meetings with communist spy

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he does not regret meeting Czechoslovakian spy Jan Sarkocy during the Cold War. Instead, the opposition leader told media that he was not the only MP fraternizing with supposed diplomats. Corbyn, who was speaking to ITV News in his first TV interview since Sarkocy’s claims were published by the Rupert Murdoch owned-Sun, said that “many, ...

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Your guide to the 2018 Russian presidential election candidates: 1. Pavel Grudinin (Communist Party)

Russians will vote for a new president on March 18, with seven challengers facing the incumbent, Vladimir Putin. RT will preview the election this week, starting with a fresh face who has added intrigue to the contest. Who? Pavel Grudinin Party? He’s backed by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF), even though he’s not actually a member. After ...

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