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The Luxury of Putin’s Tax Not Yet Defined

The infamous opulence of the Russian rich has come under fire from an unlikely source — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Demonstrators Opt For Flash-Mob Rally

Opposition leaders called on their supporters Tuesday to join Sunday's Maslenitsa festivities downtown to burn effigies symbolizing the end of "Putin's political winter."

Yandex Agrees on Twitter Feed

Yandex had signed an agreement with global microblogging service Twitter that will give users of the country's most popular search engine immediate access to as many as 250 million new tweets that are posted daily.

U.S. Commercial Offices Part of $43Bln Trade

A handful of commercial officers at local U.S. diplomatic offices have done their discreet part — that included asking a lot of questions — for American and Russian mutual trade to reach a record high of $43 billion last year.

Punk Band Takes Protest to Church

Police detained a member of the all-female rock band Pussy Riot after the group gave an unsanctioned concert complete with swear words Tuesday inside Christ the Savior Cathedral.

Prisoner at Center of Outcry Beaten

Sergei Mokhnatkin greets visitors with the warm smile of an old-world gentleman, but it does little to hide the exhaustion on his face.

Opposition Website Targeted in Attack

The Moscow Times
A denial-of-service attack took down a website that had been started by organizers of the upcoming opposition rally "Big White Circle," which aims to form a human circle around downtown Moscow.

Suffocation Cause in Tot's Playground Death

The Moscow Times
The tragic death of a kindergartner on a Moscow playground was likely caused by suffocation, not brain trauma as was reported earlier.

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