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Just Russia, Rot Front Leaders Debate

The season of electoral debating kicked off this weekend, when A Just Russia leader Sergei Mironov and Rot Front head Sergei Udaltsov debated on Dozhd television.

Killer Named After Lenin Goes on Trial

He was named after Lenin, learned to love Lermontov in Moscow, drew inspiration from Frederick Forsyth, and turned down the KGB in favor of the Islamists. Now he's on trial in Paris and looks "defiant and smiling" in the courtroom.

Caterpillar Places Long Bet on Mining Boom

U.S. engineering giant Caterpillar launched in-country production of mining trucks in a bid to capitalize on a boom in metals and mining across the former Soviet Union.

United Russia in Election Ad Trick

In a seemingly sinister attempt at subliminal advertising, United Russia has been plastering the city in campaign posters that are nearly identical to ones used by elections officials to encourage people to vote in December.

Voronezh Officials 'Pressured' to Vote

Regional officials in Voronezh have asked subordinates to confirm in writing that they will vote for the ruling United Russia party in the State Duma elections on Dec. 4.

Mariinsky Theater Complex to Cost $629M

St. Petersburg is making its own response of sorts to the reopening of Moscow's Bolshoi Theater by launching a cultural complex, set for fall 2012. Part of the complex will consist of the historic Mariinsky Theater.

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