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Health Dispute Ignites Talk of Cabinet Shuffle

A bizarre conflict between a renowned pediatrician and the Health and Social Development Ministry has stirred talk about an imminent Cabinet reshuffle and even evoked memories of Stalin's infamous Doctors' Plot.

On the Trail of a Deadly Chernobyl Killer

Lidiya Makarova spent most of her 69 years in a village within the contamination zone of the 1986 Chernobyl accident. But this month is the first time she decided to have her thyroid screened.

Kaspersky's Son Freed Unharmed

The kidnapped son of software multimillionaire Yevgeny Kaspersky has been returned to his family unharmed, media reported over the weekend, though reports differed on whether he was let go for ransom or rescued by police.

Forex Policy Wobbles as Belarus Awaits Loan

Belarus' currency crisis deepened Friday as interbank foreign-exchange trading ground to a halt, participants said, following a policy U-turn on valuations from the central bank.

'Elevator Man' Held in Sex Case

The Moscow Times
Moscow region investigators have detained a 45-year-old convicted serial rapist nicknamed "The Elevator Man" on suspicion of targeting teenage girls by pretending to be blind and poisoning at least one victim.

Ruling Tandem's Ratings Slide Some More

The Moscow Times
With less than a year before State Duma and presidential elections, public ratings of the "ruling tandem" and United Russia continue to slip, according to two polls.

Lawsuit Over Kremlin Crash Rejected

The Moscow Times
A court has rejected a lawsuit filed by a woman badly injured in a car crash involving the car of Garry Minkh, the Kremlin's representative in the State Duma.

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