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Baltic Way 20th anniversary marked

Baltic Way 20th anniversary marked

Two decades ago, 20 million Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians joined hands to form a nearly unbroken 650 kilometre long human chain. It was a symbolic event to protest at their occupation by Soviet Russia.

Celebrations have been going on in Vilnius, Tallin and Riga to mark the anniversary.

From the Latvian capital, Riga, Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports.


Russian dam accident investigated

Russian dam accident investigated

Ruptured pipes have caused a massive flood inside one of the world’s biggest hydroelectric power stations in Russia.

The accident at the state-run dam in southern Siberia killed at least 12 people.

Russian officials say that the giant dam will not burst.

Al Jazeera’s Harry Smith reports.


Russia’s military plans loom over talks with US

Barack Obama, the US president will be holding a key meeting Wednesday April 1 with Dimitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart.

Both sides have indicated they are ready to start rebuilding US-Russian relations.

But suspicion remains, and Russia has made no secret of its plans to beef up its own military power, in the wake of Nato’s expansion towards the east.

Neave Barker reports from Moscow.


Jailed Russian oil tycoon back in court

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former chief of oil empire Yukos, has gone back on trial in Moscow.

Once Russia’s richest man, he now faces another 15 years behind bars for embezzlement and money laundering.

Outside court, his supporters were carted away by police as they protested his innocence.

Neave Barker reports from Moscow.