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04/16/2012

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Weapons Maker Forced to Export His Success

One rifle maker's products will be absent at the national firearms laboratory that Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced would begin operations soon to help provide best-in-class weaponry to Russia's armed forces.

Astrakhan Steals Protests' Thunder

This weekend marked the moment when the post-election opposition movement reached provincial Russia.

Party Split Evident in Expulsion

A Just Russia has expelled the leader of its faction in the Moscow region legislature, highlighting lingering disparity in a party that started out as Kremlin-friendly but now harbors some of the most high-profile opposition leaders.

Calls for Top Cop's Head Falls on Deaf Ears

Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev was grilled by the State Duma on Friday over recent startling allegations of police brutality, but calls for his resignation by A Just Russia party fell short when the ruling United Russia party refused to support them.

Tear Gas and Twin Rallies Divide Astrakhan

The Moscow Times
Two rallies shook downtown Astrakhan over the weekend as demonstrators took to the streets to support opposing candidates sparring over the contentious mayoral race that has garnered national attention after a month-long hunger strike.

Assange Show Starts Tuesday

Reuters
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will launch his new TV talk show on Russia Today on April 17, but he is keeping the guest list secret.

Legislators' Income Statements Reveal Wealth

United Russia's Grigory Anikeyev ranked as the best-earning State Duma deputy after the legislature published income statements by its members Saturday.

Rejected by U.S. Mom, Boy Adapts to Life in Russia

The Associated Press
Two years after Artem Saveliev's American adoptive mother put him alone on a plane back to his homeland, the towheaded 9-year-old shivers and barks "No!" when asked if he ever would go back to the United States.

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