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Lawyers Spar Over Shuvalov Business Links

A U.S.-based Russian lawyer suspected of spilling the beans about First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov’s links to business stopped short of taking credit Thursday, but said the revelations could help fight corruption in the country.

Q&A: Chess Not Just a Game for Infrastructure Oligarch

Though he said he hadn't played chess for a year, infrastructure oligarch Andrei Filatov knew the risk of defeat was negligible when he agreed to a match with a less-than-talented Moscow Times reporter in the offices of the Russian Chess Federation.

Intrigue Draws Focus to Yaroslavl Mayor Race

This April Fools' Day, the joke could be on United Russia as Yaroslavl voters head to the polls for a mayoral runoff election.

Police Raid Campaign Office of Independent Yaroslavl Mayoral Candidate

New French Consulate Rules Blamed for Visa Headaches

The Russian Tourism Union blasted French consular officials Thursday for failing to issue tourist visas on time, causing numerous disrupted or cancelled voyages and costing local travel agents substantial losses.

Meth Lab Found Above Courtroom

The Moscow Times
Police acting on a tip from local residents uncovered a methamphetamine laboratory one floor above a justice of the peace courtroom in Yekaterinburg.

National Anti-Gay Bill Submitted to Duma

A controversial bill banning the "promotion of homosexuality" to minors was introduced into the State Duma on Thursday, two weeks after similar legislation came into force in St. Petersburg.

U.S. State Department Defends McFaul's Twitter Use

The Moscow Times
The U.S. State Department defended Ambassador Michael McFaul's use of Twitter as a communications tool, a day after McFaul suggested in a message on the microblogging service that his email was being hacked and his phone tapped.

Japanese Artist Looks for Lenin in Russian Homes

Japanese artist Yoshinori Niwa came to Moscow in search of Lenin and found him. Not the Lenin statues on squares or Lenin images on street signs, but the private Lenin that people still have in their homes.

'Against All' Among 85 Parties Applying for Registration

The Moscow Times
Dozens of organizations are lining up to be registered as political parties, including some with catchy names like the Good People of Russia and Against All.

Shoigu Tipped as Next Moscow Region Governor

The Moscow Times
A State Duma source told Interfax on Thursday that Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu is a top candidate to replace Boris Gromov as the governor of the Moscow region.
Shuvalov, seen here at the Seliger camp wearing a shirt that says “I love my family,” denies any wrongdoing.

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Shuvalov, seen here at the Seliger camp wearing a shirt that says “I love my family,” denies any wrongdoing.

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