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Voloshin Named Norilsk Chairman

In a sign the Kremlin is continuing to enhance its holdings and role in the economy, former presidential administration head Alexander Voloshin was elected Friday as chairman of Norilsk Nickel, the country's biggest mining company.

Building Ads Leave Many in The Dark

Her nose is pressed firmly against the street-side window of her Tverskaya apartment. Her eyes dance through a maze of metal bars, wood planks and endless rows and columns of punched-out vinyl holes as she strains to make out forms below.

Putin's Kiss, Pinched Cheese and Election Sex

It was the year that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin kissed a tiger and was called an ""erotic dream"" by a gay Italian television host.

Annual Ded Moroz Influx Hits City

As legions of Ded Morozes, or Grandfather Frosts, are making their annual holiday appearances in the city, most are spreading cheer, although one opted to pull off a gas-station heist instead.

Nevsky Edges Out Stolypin In Finale of 'Face of Russia'

Alexander Nevsky, best-known for stopping the advance of the Swedes and Teutonic Knights into Russia in the 13th century, narrowly defeated 20th-century reformer and tsarist Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin in the ""Face of Russia,"" a controversial seven-month contest on state-run Rossia television.

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