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Campaign Mudslinging Taken to New Lows

If politics is a dirty business, then Russia is no exception.

Putin Stand-In Faces Zhirinovsky Fire

In Tuesday's second presidential debate of the campaign season, firebrand Vladimir Zhirinovsky harangued Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's levelheaded proxy over her patron's refusal to debate and alleged desire to rule for life.

Kangaroo Meat May Return to Russian Tables

Australia is making a renewed effort this year to lift a 2009 ban on imports of kangaroo meat to Russia.

Urals Plant Makes New Electric Train

Ural Locomotives, the Sverdlovsk region-based joint venture between the Sinara Group and Siemens, announced plans to develop a new urban express train.

Pro-Putin Song Is Web Hit

The Moscow Times
A schmaltzy music video hailing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as Russia's savior became a hit on the Russian Internet on Tuesday, with many bloggers and YouTube users poking fun at the song's hyperbolic lyrics.

Criminal Probe of Magnitsky, Hermitage Concluded

The Moscow Times
Interior Ministry investigators have wrapped up the case against lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and his employer, Hermitage Capital CEO William Browder.

Lavrov in Syria to Strongly Back Assad

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, sending a clear message that Russia intends to stand by its strongest ally in the Middle East amid an international outcry over the country's response to a civil revolt.

Churov Shares Election Photo Tips

The Moscow Times
Despite withering criticism for turning a blind eye to vote-rigging allegations, Russia's top elections official mentored photographers from leading media outlets Tuesday on how to take pictures at polling stations.

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