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05/10/2012

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City Hall Ponders Privatizing Metro

City Hall is considering privatizing the Moscow metro system as a step toward developing the capital's infrastructure, the Moscow government said in a new strategy document.

Victory Day Parade Celebrates 67th Anniversary of World War II Victory

The Moscow Times
A cloudy morning greeted the beginning of the Victory Day Parade in Moscow Wednesday, with more than 14,000 soldiers and officers parading alongside more than 100 units of heavy equipment, including tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles.

Opposition Faces Decline or Radicalization

Hundreds of arrests and heavy rain showers couldn't stop the opposition from pulling off four days of round-the-clock protests against President Vladimir Putin in central Moscow.

A Day-by-Day Look at This Week's Protests

As anti-Kremlin protests ended a fourth straight day Wednesday, demonstrators seemed to have proven that public anger is high enough to draw crowds onto the street regardless of the weather, the time of day or night, and police detentions.

Superjet Missing in Indonesia With 50 on Board

A dark cloud was cast Wednesday on the revival of Russia’s aviation industry when a Sukhoi-built Superjet 100 with 50 people on board disappeared from the radar screens of Indonesian flight controllers.

Volgograd, Veterans Savor WWII Victory

VOLGOGRAD — Every May 9, Alexander Ivanovich Kolotushkin dusts off his best suit, gets out his medals from the cabinet and heads to Volgograd's main square with fellow veterans.

Medvedev Completes Military Shake-Up

Reuters
On his last full day as president, Dmitry Medvedev dismissed the head of the accident-prone Navy and named a new Air Force chief, completing a shake-up of three branches of the armed forces within two weeks.

Nike Expands Franchisee Base

Global sportswear giant Nike plans to sign a franchising agreement with re:Store Retail Group — which operates a chain of Apple branded stores in Russia and Europe — to open 15 local outlets in the next three years.

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