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An Opposition Stronghold at Chistiye Prudy

Liana, a 23-year-old copywriter, turned to the woman sprawled out beside her sleeping on the mat where they had spent the night.

Who Is the Poet Looming Over the Protesters' Favorite Square?

The Moscow Times
The ordinary Muscovite would find it hard to say who Abai Qunanbayuli is and where his statue can be found in the city.

Dissecting the Ministry That Shoigu Built

The muscular firefighters in sharp uniforms chatted lightheartedly near a row of well-equipped Iveco firetrucks, ready at a moment's notice to drop the banter and race out to extinguish a blaze.

Region Considers Pursuing Prostitution Clientele

Belgorod region Duma deputies hope to combat prostitution by putting forward a bill which would punish the client а, as well as prostitutes themselves, Moskovsky Komsomolets reported Friday.

Legislators Strike at Protesters' Pocketbooks

In a blow to the anti-government rallies, the State Duma is moving to introduce exorbitant penalties for protesters who defy the authorities.

Ilyumzhinov Discusses Unrest and Chess in Syria

Embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad will be hoping that third time's the charm after a visit from the head of the International Chess Federation and alien-spotter Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

12 Bodies Found as Search Teams Reach Crash Site

Combined Reports
Search teams have found at least 12 bodies on the steep slope of an Indonesian volcano where a Sukhoi Superjet crashed while demonstrating the plane for potential buyers from airlines.

Obama to Skip APEC Summit in Vladivostok

The Moscow Times
U.S. President Barack Obama will skip the APEC summit in Vladivostok in September, Vedomosti reported Friday, as Obama's spokesman insisted that there were no hard feelings about President Vladimir Putin's decision not to attend a G8 summit next week.

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