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Doku Umarov Vows 'Year of Tears'

Notorious insurgent supremo Doku Umarov promised Russia a “year of blood and tears,” saying he has at his disposal 50 to 60 suicide bombers ready to strike, but stopping short of claiming responsibility for last month's Domodedovo Airport blast.

Tourists Trickle Back From Egypt

Tour operators have stopped selling trips to Egypt and promised to bring home within days most of the 30,000 Russian tourists who still have not left the riot-gripped country. As of Sunday, just 30 percent of tourists had agreed to cut their stay short.

City Hall Authorizes Day of Wrath Rally

City Hall authorized the regular leftist rally called Day of Wrath, which it had earlier banned seven times, but organizers say they still expect a police crackdown.

Auditors Say $7.3Bln Wasted on Transport

A lack of “elementary financial discipline” and poor coordination between departments led Moscow transport chiefs to misspend $7.3 billion during former Mayor Yury Luzhkov's last three years in office, auditors said.

Individual Charity Donations Increasing

Philanthropy experts see a growing trend of Russian individuals providing charitable assistance to their countrymen. In the last 10 years, more than 300 private charity organizations have been founded throughout the country.

IT Market Nearing Pre-Crisis Glory Days

While the Skolkovo innovation hub is forming in Moscow's suburbs, with the potential of bringing research and development dividends, the ongoing business of information technology is returning to its pre-crisis glory.

Parasailing Donkey Dies of Heart Attack

The Moscow Times
The female donkey that made headlines after its owner sent it parasailing last year over the Sea of Azov died of heart attack in a horse farm in the Moscow region, RIA-Novosti reported Friday.

Rabbis to Teach Judaism in Moscow Jails

Russian prisoners will now be able to study Judaism, as rabbis affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS will soon give lectures on the faith at Moscow's Butyrka pretrial prison, media reported Friday.

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