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03/11/2012

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Archived Live Blog: Opposition Rally on Novy Arbat

A chronicle of the proceedings at the latest major opposition rally, held this afternoon on the sidewalk of Novy Arbat in central Moscow.

Russia Abroad: Matchmakers Help Emigres Find Happiness

Professionals and blue-collar workers, young and old, male and female — there is no standard profile of people looking for their soul mate. But those who are wary of the online approach are finding Russian emigres like Fatima Milano give a personal touch learned in the old country, and sometimes a little bit more.

Russia Ranks 2nd for Billionaires

Russia ranked second by the number of the world's wealthiest people this year — leaving China just a notch behind — with tycoon Alisher Usmanov becoming the country's richest businessman for the first time after he placed his bets on the burgeoning high-technology industry.

Punk Band Arrests Spark New Protests

The Moscow Times
As Russia was marking International Women's Day on Thursday, dozens of people gathered outside the Interior Ministry's building to protest the arrests of two purported members of the female punk band Pussy Riot.

Putin Assesses Election Promises

President-elect Vladimir Putin has given his own, vague estimate of additional costs that his presidential-campaign promises would require.

League's Vote Count Challenges Margin

The League of Voters announced Wednesday that it does not acknowledge the results of the March 4 presidential election, saying the number of people voting in "special circumstances" had inexplicably increased by 3 million compared with December's State Duma vote.

Smaller Crowd Answers Call to Rally

The opposition movement appeared to stumble Saturday as a relatively paltry number of protesters showed up to protest Vladimir Putin's landslide election victory last week.

Archived Live Blog: Opposition Rally on Novy Arbat

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