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Signs of a Kremlin Fearful Of Unrest

Sociologist Yevgeny Gontmakher has painted a disturbing picture of what might emerge from the financial crisis, forecasting continued unemployment, huge protests and spreading violence.

Nationalists Claim Decapitation

The severed head of a Tajik man murdered last week in an apparent hate crime was discovered in a dumpster in western Moscow, investigators said Thursday, with an obscure ultranationalist group claiming responsibility for the slaying.

Medvedev Hints at Joining OPEC

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Facing a looming budget deficit amid low oil prices, President Dmitry Medvedev indicated for the first time Thursday that Russia was ready to join OPEC and coordinate its exports with the oil cartel.

Flap Over Renamed Solzhenitsyn Street

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn would have turned 90 on Thursday, but residents and companies on the newly named Ulitsa Alexander Solzhenitsyn were not celebrating.

Central Bank Allows Ruble to Slide Again

The Russian Central Bank allowed the fifth 1 percent devaluation in the ruble against the dollar/euro basket in a month on Thursday as fresh data showed a $17.9 billion drop in gold and forex reserves last week.

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