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Sausage restaurant chain Dymov No. 1's branch on Sofiiskaya Naberezhnaya (pictured) has raised its family-friendly profile with the opening of a new children's room. Open on weekends from noon to 5 p.m., the playroom has all kinds of entertainments to amuse children of all ages. The little ones can play with building blocks, toy cars, stuffed toys and dolls. Older kids will appreciate the Sony PlayStation and its large range of games. An experienced nanny is on hand to keep an eye on the proceedings. A special children's menu has also been added to occupy stomachs, as well as mischievous hands. 34 Sofiiskaya Naberezhnaya, 951-7571/3571, M. Novokuznetskaya. Children's restaurant Dom Oranzhevoi Korovy has introduced a spring menu.

A Small Slice of Serbia

Yugos, one of the city's few Serbian restaurants, has just had a makeover. Dropping its previous beige color scheme, it has chosen a strikingly bright, patriotic mix of red, blue and white. The interior nonetheless remains cozy, and the Balkan pop shown on the plasma screens only adds an authentic touch.

Old Dissident, New Career

Alexander Gerasimov trained as an engineer and thrived as a political journalist -- what's he doing in commercial radio?

Ferrari Back on Track After Raikkonen Wins

Kimi Raikkonen cruised to victory in Malaysia on Sunday to put Ferrari back on the winning track and slash Lewis Hamilton's lead to three points.

Marshals Make Use of Break-In Authority

Court marshals break through the door of a woman's apartment to enforce a court order.

National Bolshevik Bolts for Ukraine

The fiancee of opposition activist Yury Chervochkin, who died last year of injuries suffered in a murky beating, has fled Russia and requested political asylum in Ukraine.

Lavrov Calls on Israel to Open Gaza

The Associated Press
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday called for an end to the blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and demanded that Israel halt its settlement activity.

Tajik Stabbed to Death

The Associated Press
A woman from Tajikistan was stabbed to death Friday in Moscow in what appeared to be a hate crime, Interfax reported.

Hand Missile Defense to Medvedev's Kremlin

George W. Bush is trying to engage Vladimir Putin in a round of lame duck diplomacy before both of them step down as president, as implied by a trip by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to Moscow last week.

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