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Magnitsky Act Sparks Russian Fury

Russia will impose a visa ban on U.S. citizens accused of human rights abuses in response to the "absurd" trade and human rights bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

U.S. Senate Passes Combined Rights and Trade Bill

American business leaders rejoiced while Russian officials fumed at the expected news that the United States Senate had passed the combined human-rights-trade bill on Thursday.

What the Papers Say, Dec. 6, 2012

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

Investigators Raid Home of Director Shooting Opposition Documentary

Law enforcement officials on Friday morning raided the flat of an award-winning director filming an ongoing documentary series about the lives of opposition leaders.

Former U.S. Navy Officer Detained for Attempting to Spy for Russia

The Moscow Times
A former U.S. Navy officer has been detained for attempting to hand over secret information on tracking U.S. submarines to Russian intelligence.

Putin Eases Environmental Concerns Over South Stream

The Moscow Times
President Vladimir Putin on Friday sought to allay environmental concerns about the subsea South Stream gas pipeline at a welding ceremony in Anapa.

Far Eastern Military Towns in Race to Disappear

The swimming facility in the military town of Yasnaya was closed in the 1990s, but after the army pulled out last year, the doors to the sports complex were smashed in, the colorful notice boards were torn down and the empty pool began to fill up with garbage.

Police Bust Illegal Anti-Freeze Factory

The Moscow Times
Forty-five people have been arrested at an illegal anti-freeze factory in the Moscow region, police said Friday.

'Red-Haired Tarzan' Sentenced to 5 Years for Robbery and Arson

The Moscow Times
A St. Petersburg court on Friday sentenced former mixed-martial-arts fighter Vyacheslav Datsik to five years in prison for robbery and arson.

106 Inmates Evacuated After Prison Fire

The Moscow Times
More than 100 prisoners were evacuated from their dormitories in a Zabaikalsky region penal colony on Friday after a fire broke out due to a short circuit in a storeroom.

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