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MICEX Falls 5.5% to 2-Year Low

Russian stocks followed international markets in a tailspin Monday after a U.S. credit downgrade stoked a huge equity sell-off and talk of a global economic slowdown.

50 Masked Men Beat Up Building Defenders

About 50 masked men attacked a group of about 15 architectural preservationists who tried to stop the demolition of a 19th-century building in downtown Moscow on Monday, activists said.

2nd An-24 Crashes in a Month, Injuring 12

An An-24 plane carrying 36 passengers and a crew of five crash-landed Monday in stormy weather in the capital of the Amur region on China's border, injuring 12 people, emergency officials said.

London Redesigned for Moscow

The mansions that line Cornwall Terrace in London look like traditional British homes on the outside, but their interiors are getting a Slavic feel thanks to elite Russian clients.

Lavrov Derides Saakashvili as 'Pathological'

Russia's top diplomat called Georgia's president "a pathological case" who was "very badly brought up" on Monday, signaling no easing of tensions between Moscow and Tbilisi on the third anniversary of the brief 2008 war over South Ossetia.

Number of Hostels Soars 30%

The number of hostels in the capital increased 30 percent in two months, which translates into 700 more low-cost beds for tourists, and there are now 59 hostels in Moscow, said the city's tourism committee chairman.

Belgian Held in Child Sex Investigation

The Moscow Times
A Belgian national and a Muscovite were detained in the capital over the weekend on suspicion of having sex with three boy prostitutes in public, news reports said Monday.

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