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Election Webcam Installation Begins

In a city that was once the cradle of Russian democracy, an unprecedented new campaign kicked off over the weekend to install web cameras in every polling station around the country in an effort to prevent voting fraud.

One Year Later, Mavrodi's MMM-2011 Is Nobody's Problem

Federal officials went on radio shows and gave interviews to warn the public about Sergei Mavrodi's MMM-2011. But 12 months later, in an interview with The Moscow Times, Mavrodi said authorities “won’t succeed” in shutting him down.

Prokhorov's Platform Courts Protesters

Billionaire and presidential hopeful Mikhail Prokhorov — who has presented himself as the candidate for the urban middle class — has unveiled a 15-page presidential platform that closely reflects the demands made by protesters at two massive opposition rallies last month.

City Hall Bans March But Offers Alternatives

City Hall has rejected a request by opposition leaders to lead a 50,000-people march to the Kremlin walls on Feb. 4 over safety concerns but offered alternative routes and a date.

NATO Says Exclave Plan Wasteful

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has warned Moscow against wasting money on an artificial enemy if it stations missiles in Kaliningrad in response to the Western alliance's missile defense plans.

Putin Proposes Park on Rossiya Site

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed creating a park near the Kremlin on the land formerly occupied by the Rossiya Hotel to improve the traffic situation in the city center and benefit Muscovites.

Sharonov Examines City's Financial Center Future

Deputy Mayor Andrei Sharonov said there are serious obstacles to the government's plans to transform Moscow into an international financial center, but that the aspiration is realizable.

Churov Snaps At Election Observers

Elections chief Vladimir Churov on Friday clashed with European lawmakers preparing a final report about the disputed State Duma elections.

Russian Fans to Fly Free to Ukraine

The Moscow Times
Russian football fans will be able to fly to the European Football Championship in Ukraine and Poland for free.

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