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Backstage Battles

Acclaimed Moscow theater director Anatoly Vasilyev has become embroiled in a dispute with the city government.

Press Review

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

A Patronizing Putin's Missed Opportunity

President Vladimir Putin's televised meeting earlier this week with a group of starry-eyed admirers from the Nashi youth movement showed a side of Putin we rarely see. Gone was the stern, tight-lipped demeanor he often has in public appearances. Like many a fond father he was relaxed, expansive and jocular.

Chinese 'Yeye' Adopts the Unwanted

An elderly Chinese man has taken in 42 abandoned children in the past 17 years, many of whom were disabled and left to die.

What's Yours Is Not Ours -- Or Nashi's

""Yours, mine and ours"" is a useful expression, especially in today's world of serial marriages with kids from previous and current unions.

Moscow at Risk

Blink and you'll miss it. The extremely rapid pace of development in Moscow is destroying historic buildings and neighborhoods with character, seriously damaging the unique sense of place these impart and consequently the potential for tourism. But it is not too late for Moscow's remarkable heritage.

500 Perish in Mumbai Monsoon

Rescuers searched with bare hands Thursday for survivors buried under debris and rushed aid to villages cut off by record-breaking rains that paralyzed Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, and its surrounding state, leaving at least 513 dead.

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