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02/15/2012

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Real Market Value to Determine Property Tax

If the government's plans come to fruition, this year will be spent completing property evaluations across the country according to market-based standards, paving the way for the implementation of a new property tax, which could partially enter into force as early as 2013.

Kremlin Foes Seek to Band Together

Liberal opposition leaders are planning to create a broad coalition or party uniting prominent public and political activists in the hope that it could win up to 30 percent of the vote in the next parliamentary elections in 2017.

With App, Play Politics Is Taking on New Sense

Political satire has been enjoying a renaissance since the appearance of Russia's newly emboldened opposition.

New Traffic Reduction Measures in Works

Drivers groups have reacted with anger to a radical Transportation Ministry plan that proposes making driving more expensive in a bid to lower the burden on Russia's overcrowded roads.

Moskva Hotel Reopens as Mall

A slew of Moscow real estate players unveiled a reconstructed Moskva Hotel on Tuesday, relaunching the premier Soviet hotel as a commercial center with 70 shops, a department store, underground parking and a hotel.

Ekho Shake-Up Stirs Censorship Fears

The announcement on Tuesday of a boardroom shake-up in the country's most prominent opposition radio station and a decision to nix a critical television talk show has raised fresh concerns over media freedom.

'One-Handed' AK-47 Replacement Unveiled

The Kalashnikov that has been designed to replace the iconic AK-47 was officially presented Tuesday, while engineers at the Izhmash plant in Udmurtia, where the weapon is made, said modifications are ongoing.

Official Quits Over Visa Tiff

The Moscow Times
A Federal Migration Service official involved in the expulsion of French author Anne Nivat from the country over a visa issue resigned Tuesday.

During Debate, Mikhalkov Admits He Would Vote for Opponent

The Moscow Times
Nikita Mikhalkov, film director and official backer of presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, admitted during a debate that he would vote for his opponent Irina Prokhorova, sister of billionaire presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov, if she were on the ballot.
Warmer weather may be coming just in time for these homeless men, who sought shelter in a metro station from temperatures that dipped to minus 24 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. With a low of only minus 12 C expected Wednesday, the woman wearing the fur coat may need to reconsider her wardrobe.

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Warmer weather may be coming just in time for these homeless men, who sought shelter in a metro station from temperatures that dipped to minus 24 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. With a low of only minus 12 C expected Wednesday, the woman wearing the fur coat may need to reconsider her wardrobe.

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