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12/24/2012

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Duma Bill To Clamp Down on NGOs

Amid the public furor over the State Duma's proposed ban on U.S. adoptions, many seem to have overlooked the fact that the so-called "anti-Magnitsky act," which passed the lower house of parliament on Friday, would also place harsh new restrictions on non-governmental organizations.

EU-Russian Visa Regime Hot Topic at Summit

The European Union insists that Russia agree to its terms for a visa facilitation agreement before any progress can be made toward a visa-free travel regime.

Duma Passes U.S. Adoption Ban

The State Duma gives its final approval of a ban on U.S. adoptions of Russian kids. But the bill still has to pass two more hurdles.

2 Mistrals' Construction Delayed

The Defense Ministry has postponed from 2013 to 2016 the construction of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers ordered from France last year, RIA-Novosti said Friday, citing a source in the defense industry.

State Policy Hampers Development of Siberia's Klondike

Reuters
It looks like any one of remote eastern Siberia's low-lying, peat-colored hills: only the thin trenches that scar Sukhoi Log hint at the work of generations of geologists to measure the riches beneath.

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