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Moscow Offers Norway a Hand

Pointing to its own struggle with extremism, the government has offered condolences and assistance to Norway in its investigation into a suspected ultranationalist who has admitted to going on a bombing and shooting rampage that killed at least 93 people.

New Details Surface on Raised Boat

The captain of the Bulgaria riverboat, whose sinking killed at least 120 people, tried desperately to steer toward shallow waters in a bid to save lives as the vessel went down, a senior emergency official said Sunday.

Federal Minister Slams City Managers

Regional Development Minister Viktor Basargin has denounced a growing practice of replacing elected mayors with hired city managers as "ineffective."

Child Sex Headlines Linked to Kremlin Bill

Media pay scant attention to regular reports about child sex cases released by the Investigative Committee. But that has changed in recent days with a flurry of headlines — including an incident where police were forced to dress a suspect in a police uniform to protect him from a furious crowd.

Polluted Chelyabinsk Tries to Trick Google

A city widely reputed as Russia's dirtiest wants to prevent search queries in Yandex and Google from displaying negative reports about its ecology — and is willing to spend taxpayer money to do so.

'Warcraft' Inspires Medvedev

The Moscow Times
In a more bizarre bid to promote Russian history, President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed the creation of a ripoff of the computer game "World of Warcraft" based on the country's glorious past.

Swiss Muslim Flees North Ossetia Prison

The Moscow Times
A Swiss Muslim convert with neo-Nazi tattoos has fled a penal colony in North Ossetia just hours before his release.

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