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04/17/2012

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Shein Arrives in Moscow to Meet With Churov

The Moscow Times
Hunger-striking former Astrakhan mayoral candidate Oleg Shien filed a lawsuit Monday protesting the results of the disputed March election and flew to Moscow to meet with elections chief Vladimir Churov.

Speculation Builds Over United Russia Split

Speculation mounted Monday about the future of United Russia following a report that Dmitry Medvedev might assume leadership of the battered party in an attempt to allow incoming President Vladimir Putin to distance himself from the faltering political force.

Anti-Religous Protest Rankles Church

The Moscow Times
A group of teenagers organized a demonstration at Church of Christ the Savior on Monday night, incensing Russian Orthodox Church authorities already on edge after several recent incidents interpreted by the Church as attacks.

Industrial Output Growth Drops Sharply Amidst Bleak Forecasts

The Moscow Times
Data from the Federal Statistics Service revealed a sharp drop in the growth of industrial output for March, highlighting the challenges facing the Russian economy as it tries to develop sectors not connected to oil.

AvtoVAZ Bids Farewell to Boxy Classic

The Moscow Times
The time has come to stop producing the Lada 2107, the anachronistic boxy classic known colloquially as the "semyorka," carmaker AvtoVAZ said.

Harsh Drug Law Leaves Vets in a Bind

After eight years of fighting a strict law that virtually bans an anesthetic essential for their work, Russia's veterinarians say they have nearly reached the end of their tether.

Khimki Forest Activist Beaten Up

Alexey Dmitriyev, 23, is the latest victim in a series of vicious attacks on activists campaigning to stop the construction of a Kremlin-approved highway through the ancient Khimki forest.

'Truth About Russians' Video Deemed Extremist

The Moscow Times
A Novosibirsk court on Monday ruled extremist a short video titled "All the Truth About Russians," saying its depictions of people drinking and the accompanying audio statements were insulting to Russians.

Cheap Mortgage Credit on Offer in St. Pete

Vedomosti
Bank Saint Petersburg fulfilled the mission set for it by its shareholder Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to offer a mortgage with a rate of 6 percent, but the new offer has few advantages over conventional mortgages.

Putin's Cousin Heads Bank's Board of Directors

The Moscow Times
Igor Putin, a cousin of President-elect Vladimir Putin, has been named head of the board of directors of Russky Zemelny Bank and plans to turn the bank into a backer of large-scale government projects.

Sochi to Learn One Word Each Day for Olympics

The Moscow Times
Authorities in Sochi have decided to step their preparation for the influx of foreigners for the 2014 Olympics — by teaching its residents one word each day until the games are held.
The hand of a Belorussian partisan frozen in time in bronze reaching out Monday to channel a little revolutionary spirit to a more modern-day passerby in a walkway in Belorusskaya metro station. The statue features three guerrillas, two standing and one seated, bearing a flag and their trusty submachine guns.

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The hand of a Belorussian partisan frozen in time in bronze reaching out Monday to channel a little revolutionary spirit to a more modern-day passerby in a walkway in Belorusskaya metro station. The statue features three guerrillas, two standing and one seated, bearing a flag and their trusty submachine guns.

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