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Education Reform Protested by Students and Opposition

The Moscow Times
The latest skirmish in the rash of protests in Moscow took place Tuesday between education authorities on one side and teachers and students on the other, infused with the support of political parties and opposition figures.

Poetry and Profits Elusive in Russian Garbage

The great 20th-century poet Anna Akhmatova once said that even garbage can inspire poetry, referring to her desire to create verse from the marginal events of daily life.

VTB Soars on European Retail Market

Even VTB executives admit that they never expected to attract a client base of French pensioners.

DDT Accuses Officials of Canceling Concerts

The leader of the nationally acclaimed rock band DDT, who is known for his strong anti-Kremlin views, is accusing officials of scuttling a concert tour in several Siberian cities over politics.

Airports to Ease Shoe, Belt and Liquid Rules

Many travelers flying out of major Russian airports will soon no longer be required to remove their belts and shoes at security, and plans are afoot to relax the rules on carrying liquids on board.

Putin's People's Front Will Live On

Vladimir Putin's All-Russia People's Front won't go away soon and its State Duma members are not going to join United Russia en masse, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday, refuting reports of the political movement's untimely demise.

Vekselberg Wants Medvedev in Skolkovo's Future

Perhaps tipping the government's hand for the evolution of the Skolkovo Innovation Center during the next Putin era that begins next month, the technology hub's top executive said Wednesday that President Dmitry Medvedev should remain head of the board of trustees.

Eni Signs for $125Bln Oil Investment

Italian energy giant Eni and state-owned Rosneft signed an Arctic oil deal Wednesday under the watchful eye of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that could lead to investment of up to $125 billion.

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