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12/12/2011

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Silliness, Civic Activism Merge at Record Rally

Nobody quite knows what "Upyachka" is, either in Russian or in English. But it was important enough for some people to mention on protest posters next to "Freedom" and "Equality."

A Just Russia Opts for an Alternative

As protests against the ruling party swept the nation, opposition party A Just Russia overwhelmingly chose its leader Sergei Mironov, a longtime ally of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, to run against him in the March presidential election.

Chinese, Rusnano Partner to Make Batteries

At first glance, Liotech's $413 million Siberian factory that plans to churn out a million batteries a year appears to be a showcase of Russian industry, innovation and expertise.

Protests Reshaping Financial Markets

The 2012 strategy report released two days before the Duma elections by investment bank UralSib Capital on Dec. 2 dismissed the possibility of domestic political disturbances.

A Rocky Start for Limonov’s Bid for Presidency

Radical writer and former National Bolshevik leader Eduard Limonov will submit an application to become a presidential candidate by next week, despite being locked out of the hotel where he planned to launch his campaign.

Protest Called Amazing, What’s Next?

Saturday's rally in Moscow marked an "amazing," even unprecedented, event for modern Russia. Yet though euphoria was palpable in the air, it came with a tinge of pessimism, fueled by the simple question: "What's next?"

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