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10/31/2012

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Recycling Coming to a Garbage Pile Near You

Solnechnogorsk may not always live up to its sunny name in terms of weather. But even on a gloomy Tuesday morning while the clouds gathered for the impending icy rain, there were bright spots to be found in unlikely places — at garbage containers outside buildings all around the city.

Muscovites Rally Against Repression

More than 500 people gathered on downtown Moscow's New Pushkin Square on Tuesday, the official "Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions," to protest what presenters dubbed the continuation of political repression in the country.

Duma Leader Wants Texan Prosecutor Banned From Europe

The Moscow Times
A senior State Duma deputy has called on Europe to ban Texas' top prosecutor for refusing to allow election observers from Russia and other OSCE member states to monitor the presidential vote.

Senators Pass Treason Bill Affecting International NGOs

The Federation Council on Wednesday passed amendments to the law on treason that could make it possible for law enforcement officials to target people collaborating with international organizations.

Navy and Courts' Migration North Draws Criticism

When the Navy's blue-and-white St. Andrews flag goes up on Wednesday above its new headquarters in St. Petersburg, the landmark Admirality building, the military's top brass will mark the end of a historic struggle that has cost at least one admiral his job.

United Russia Deputy Upbraids TV Host

A State Duma deputy has called on veteran television journalist Vladimir Pozner to apologize for saying on national television that Russian courts are unfair and that the prosecution of an opposition activist is being carried out KGB-style.

'Yeti Fur' Found in Siberian Cave

There's a high likelihood that hairs recovered during a state-sponsored expedition in a southern Siberian cave came from a yeti.

Sobchak's Mother Gone From Federation Council

There were many familiar faces at the Federation Council's opening session on Wednesday, but that of long-time senator Lyudmila Narusova wasn't one of them.

Professors Caught Taking Hefty Bribe

The Moscow Times
Two high-ranking professors were caught accepting a million ruble bribe for a pupil to enter a graduate school program then defend his dissertation at the prestigious Moscow State University.

Norilsk Nickel Shareholders Seek to Resolve Dispute

The co-owners of Norilsk Nickel have resumed talks to settle the long-standing dispute over control of the nickel and palladium giant, in a move that could result in replacing the company’s management.

Medvedev Pledges Support for High Tech

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pledged Wednesday to give "maximum support" to the country's fledgling next-generation technology ventures, while Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inked two deals with venture-capital firms.

Bread Industry in Trouble as Flour Prices Rise

Bread prices in Russia are a historically touchy subject, one that politicians and businesses prefer to tread carefully.

Putin Sets Date for Shtokman Resumption

President Vladimir Putin has identified the year 2017 as the date to start the development of the Shtokman natural gas field, in the latest change for the huge international offshore project.

Ranking Shows No Progress on Financial System

Russia placed 39th on a list of global financial systems compiled by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, with no improvement on last year's position and three places lower than 2008.

Richard Branson Invests in Russian Green Growth

British tycoon Richard Branson and Rusnano chief Anatoly Chubais have launched a $200 million investment fund to back green growth and energy-efficiency projects in Russia.

First Domodedovo Bombing Victim Files Lawsuit

The Moscow Times
A woman injured in last year's Domodedovo Airport bombing on Wednesday filed a $1.6 million lawsuit against the airport.

Cossacks March on Paris – Again

Deep in the Champagne region, on a stud farm surrounded by vineyards lain fallow and turning to mud in the autumn rain, Pavel Moshchalkov sits silently. An imposing presence — huge, with a tanned, hewn face — he sits with his head lowered.

Senators Back Language Bill for Migrant Workers

The Moscow Times
The Federation Council passed a bill Wednesday that would introduce compulsory Russian-language tests for foreigners working in certain sectors.

Online Medical Startup Attracts $2M in Investment

A Russian venture-capital fund and an American investor have agreed to invest $2 million in VitaPortal, an online medical startup aiming to improve Russians' access to information on doctors, medicine and healthy living.

Upper House Backs Tougher Punishments for Treason

The Moscow Times
Russia's upper house on Wednesday approved a bill drastically toughening punishments for treason, a news report said.
A Russian Orthodox priest holding a cross during a ceremony commemorating the victims of political oppression Tuesday in Stavropol. More than 500 people gathered in central Moscow the same day to protest what presenters dubbed the continuation of political oppression in the country.

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A Russian Orthodox priest holding a cross during a ceremony commemorating the victims of political oppression Tuesday in Stavropol. More than 500 people gathered in central Moscow the same day to protest what presenters dubbed the continuation of political oppression in the country.

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