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10/16/2012

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Archived Live Blog: United Russia Dominates Regional Votes

Russians went to the polls Sunday to vote in 4,866 elections across the country. As the official figures are published Monday, we take a look at the results as well as any reports about falsifications.

Putin Proclaims Renewed Mandate With United Russia Wins

President Vladimir Putin said Monday that voters had shown their trust in the way the authorities are governing by choosing United Russia candidates in regional elections Sunday.

EU Airlines Face Visa Ultimatum

The crews of some European airlines will need visas to enter Russia as of Nov. 1 if the European Union does not scrap its visa policy for Russian officials, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said late Sunday in Luxembourg.

Towns Face Budget Battles They Can't Win

In a recent comedy sketch show, a police officer forks over the pay raise that he hid from his wife after she hears President Vladimir Putin announce the increase on TV.

Aeroflot Sells Stake in Duty-Free Retailer

The Moscow Times
Aeroflot is selling its majority stake in Aerofirst, which runs duty-free shops and The Irish Bar at Sheremetyevo Airport, as it divests from non-core businesses.

Medvedev Promises Less Red Tape

The Moscow Times
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday that federal and regional government agencies shouldn’t demand any more paperwork from investors than existing rules call for.

'March of Millions' Riot Suspect Charged

The Moscow Times
Authorities have finished their investigations into two of the 17 suspects thought to have disturbed the peace at the March of Millions opposition rally on May 6.

Probe Opened Into Leopard Attack on Boy

The Moscow Times
Moscow region investigators opened a criminal case Monday into a leopard attack on a 7-year-old boy at a traveling circus.

Sobyanin Vows to Keep 'New Moscow' Green

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin is promising that the piece of the Moscow region appended to the capital earlier this year won’t be covered with new construction but will be preserved as a tree-dotted residential area.

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