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Duma Votes to Blame Stalin for Katyn Massacre

The State Duma has directly blamed Josef Stalin for the 1940 massacre of thousands of Polish officers at Katyn in a rare condemnation of the dictator. The Friday vote is widely seen as an attempt to improve Polish ties.

46,000 Foreign Professionals Needed Per Year

The Moscow Times
About 20,000 high-profile foreign professionals and researchers come to Russia annually, less than half the influx that the country needs to implement the Kremlin's modernization plans, the chief of the Federal Migration Service said.

Custom Shirts From Kalashnikov’s City

The city of Izhevsk is known for its designs, from the first Russian motorcycle to the world-famous Kalashnikov rifle. Now a local entrepreneur is calling on customers to produce their own designs — for custom-tailored dress shirts.

Group: Domestic Abuse Is Up

The number of children killed by husbands as revenge against their wives and the number of women who suffered violence from police have grown in Russia in the last two years, women's rights advocates said.

Truth Serum in Borshch and Cognac

The Moscow Times
Researcher Igor Sutyagin, convicted of espionage in 2004 and deported to Britain in a spy swap this summer, published a story about how a Federal Security Service officer may have given him a truth serum.

Putin Seeks Free Trade With EU

The European Union should intertwine its economy with Russia's so tightly that they can become a free trade space worth trillions of euros and stretching “from Lisbon to Vladivostok,” Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

United Russia Claims Food Price Reduction

A specialized group created by the United Russia political party has claimed that it succeeded in reducing basic food prices. People's Oversight "has proved itself as an effective way to fight rising prices," a group official said.

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