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02/13/2012

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Report: United Russia Might Be Dismantled

United Russia, the country's dominant political party for more than a decade, might be radically reformed or even dissolved in the coming months.

Police Chief Sacked In Reform Shake-Up

The head of the St. Petersburg police was sacked following an investigation into the beating death of a 15-year-old boy while in custody, amid an ugly power struggle that came to head at the annual meeting of police brass with President Dmitry Medvedev.

Venerable Oil Fields Require Ingenuity

The engineer leaned back knee-deep in snow, straining against the taut elastic and released the unmanned drone into the western Siberian sky.

Putin Aide: Corruption Was 'Civilized'

Corruption in Russia was "normal" and "civilized" during Vladimir Putin's first stint as president and support for him has grown stronger as a result of recent opposition rallies, the prime minister's campaign manager has boasted.

Houston's Death Felt In Russia

The Moscow Times
Russians joined the world Sunday in mourning the death of singer and actress Whitney Houston, who passed away suddenly at the age of 48.

Woman Ignites Herself

The Moscow Times
A 56-year-old woman from the Urals set herself on fire in front of the White House on Sunday, two weeks after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited her region for a rally supporting his presidential bid.

Ukraine Still Firm On Union

Bloomberg
Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov reiterated that his country wouldn't join a Russia-led customs union after the two countries failed to review their natural gas agreement and Russia banned imports of some Ukrainian cheese.

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