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10/26/2012

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$95.5M Fraud Case Seen as Damaging to Defense Minister

A fraud case at Oboronservis, a holding company that manages state suppliers to the armed forces, could tarnish the image of Anatoly Serdyukov, the powerful defense minister and an ally of President Vladimir Putin.

Photos of the Week, Oct. 22-26

A cat riding the metro, Putin meeting on a train, and a man admiring automotive art — in this week's photos of the week.

Muscovites Remember Dubrovka Hostages

The Moscow Times
People gathered Friday morning outside the Dubrovka Theater in southeast Moscow to commemorate the victims of the terrorist raid that claimed the lives of 130 hostages there 10 years ago.

What the Papers Say, Oct. 26, 2012

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

No Time Change This Fall

When Europe turns its clocks back an hour Sunday, two nations are going to have it their own way: Russia and Belarus will move out of step with much of the northern hemisphere by sticking with eternal summer time, introduced last year by then-President Dmitry Medvedev.

Economy Is Focal Point for Putin's Foreign Expert Club

President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Thursday that he had to make a difficult choice when he approved the purchase of TNK-BP by state behemoth Rosneft, as the decision contradicts the government's policy to reduce its presence in the economy.

Ukraine Confirms Razvozzhayev Was Abducted

A Ukrainian Interior Ministry spokesman said Thursday that Russian opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev was abducted last week in Kiev, likely not by "criminal elements" but by "security forces of other countries."

Belousov Updates Cabinet on Privatization

Officials spelled out more specifics of the planned sales of government assets and said Rosneft's planned $61 billion acquisition of TNK-BP won't halt the privatization of the state oil giant.

Green Space Lawsuit Dismissed

The Moscow Times
The Moscow City Court dismissed a suit brought by residents who challenged the city law allowing green space to be used for construction of kindergartens and schools.
Atop a building near Pushkin Square, sightseers taking part in an unusual excursion. The group was on a tour of Moscow roofs, where participants can view and take photographs of the city center from a higher vantage point.

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Atop a building near Pushkin Square, sightseers taking part in an unusual excursion. The group was on a tour of Moscow roofs, where participants can view and take photographs of the city center from a higher vantage point.

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