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04/12/2012

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Archived Live Blog: Putin's Address to State Duma

In his final address to the State Duma as prime minister, Vladimir Putin noted improvement in agriculture and in the country's demographic situation. He also laid out five priority areas for future work.

Election Officials Refuse to Overturn Astrakhan Vote

The Moscow Times
The Central Election Commission said Wednesday that it saw no reason to annul the results of a disputed mayoral election that has electrified the political opposition.

Park Kultury Metro Station to Reopen April 20

The Moscow Times
The circle line Park Kultury metro station will reopen on April 20 after being closed for repairs for over a year, a metro spokesperson said Wednesday.

Moscow to Fight Traffic Jams With Parking Fees

The Moscow Times
Drivers who park in downtown Moscow will be charged 50 rubles an hour from Jan. 1 as part of an attempt to ease the capital's notorious traffic jams, City Hall said Wednesday.

Ukraine Blocks Film on Nazi Soccer Match

The Associated Press
It's a game that every Ukrainian knows about: The "Death Match" of 1942, when top Kiev soccer players trounced a team of Nazi occupiers and reportedly paid for it with their lives.

Sweltering Turkmens Told to Play Ice Hockey

The Associated Press
Ice hockey is hardly the most suitable sport for a desert nation where temperatures can soar as high as 50 degrees Celsius.

X5 Expects to Recover From Q1 Slump

Reuters
X5 Retail, Russia's biggest food retailer by sales, posted a sharp slowdown in first-quarter sales growth, blaming underinvestment in advertising, though it kept its revenue and margin targets for the full year.

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