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A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Volsky Brothers Built a Bolshoi Career in Stages

When the curtain went up on Tchaikovsky's ""The Queen of Spades"" at the Budapest Opera House in May, Viktor and Rafail Volsky counted it as their 200th premiere.

Over-30 Expats in League of Their Own

Athletes may hit their physical peak in their late 20s, but a group of over-30 expats aren't letting that stop them from taking their skills to the soccer pitch.

$100,500 Check at Gas Pump

What could bring businessmen, children and folk singers to a gas station on a sunny afternoon? Not empty gas tanks.

Flaming Self-Abuse Not Like in the Olden Days

It's an unlikely place for a tourist attraction. The town of Surakhani is a sprawl of unattractive housing blocks intersected by a railway line.

Territorial Reform in a Rut

The perception of bureaucracies as inherently conservative and inert is common, but mistaken.

Welltone Park, Moscow's Answer to La Defense

Residential development company Krost plans to build Moscow's answer to Paris' La Defense in the city' northwest between Polezhayevskaya metro station and Serebryany Bor.

Militants Shoot Worker, Mar Truce

Palestinian militants shot dead a foreign worker in the West Bank on Monday, calling into question a cease-fire with Israel that their leaders declared under a fragile U.S.-backed Middle East peace plan.

Rights for Gay Pairs Proposed

Most of the rights enjoyed by married people in Britain would become available to gay couples under government proposals for new civil partnerships published Monday.

Hong Kong Holds Biggest Protest in 6 Years

The last time Kwok Ka-ki joined a street protest was 14 years ago, when Chinese authorities crushed the budding pro-democracy movement on Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

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