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Soaring Turnout for Epiphany

More than 90,000 Orthodox Christian believers took a ritual dip in icy waters throughout the city to commemorate Epiphany early Thursday morning — almost double the number from last year — in the latest indication of growing enthusiasm for the church.

News Analysis: Elected Governors To Benefit Investors

The pending bill reintroducing gubernatorial elections may loosen the top-down political system and inject a fair amount of rivalry among regional powerhouses, but it could be investors who gain from that future thaw.

U.K. Spy Rock Confirmation May Boost Putin

A former British official has acknowledged that London spied on Moscow with a fake rock that contained electronic equipment, confirming Russian intelligence claims from 2006 that were mocked but gave Vladimir Putin justification to crack down on nongovernmental organizations.

PACE Set to Discuss Election Fraud

Moscow is likely to face a barrage of criticism from European lawmakers next week when the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly — or PACE —plans to hold two debates on last month's disputed State Duma elections.

Investor Awareness a Big Question for Nord Gold

Nord Gold, the gold miner whose split-off from Severstal is underway, was valued at nearly $2.8 billion during the first day of its trading in London on Thursday, in what the company said was a predictable result.

Metro to Try Wi-Fi in Motion

Passengers on the Moscow metro will soon be able to check the news, plot twitter revolutions and download e-mails as they travel, if the latest plans from City Hall come to fruition.

Editor Faces Extremism Charges

Investigators in the Urals Federal District said Thursday that they had filed extremism charges against the editor of an independent local newspaper after he published articles critical of the police.

Q&A: Following Instinct From Amsterdam to Moscow

"By the time I get a chance to think about my decisions, I've already made them in my gut," Jan-Wilm Rovers said, crossing under the inflatable Father Frost that sits above the door to his office — one of 25,000 products sold by Koopman International RUS, the trading company where Rovers is chief executive.

Sled Dogs Earn Their Keep Giving Rides in City Parks

A resourceful dog owner is making a business out of giving dog sled rides in Moscow parks. Alexander Voronin owns 11 dogs. He began raising Huskies five years ago, and for the last two years he has been making money on dog sled rides.

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