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150 Detained at Anti-Kremlin Rallies

About 150 people were detained Sunday as scores of people gathered for a series of anti-government demonstrations in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Medvedev Appointed Chairman of United Russia

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for United Russia to be “rebuilt from scratch” at a convention that elected him party leader over the weekend.

Cigarettes and Alcohol Occupy Pushkin Square

The movement that gave us rallying cries like "for fair elections" and "Putin thief!" may have found a new slogan to add to their repertoire: "cigarettes and alcohol."

Newsmaker: Abyzov New Expert Community Liaison

Minister Mikhail Abyzov twice denied in a November interview that he would accept a government job.

210 Foreign Universities' Diplomas Recognized

Diplomas from 210 foreign universities will now be acknowledged in Russia without an additional state evaluation, according to a government order published Friday by Rossiiskaya Gazeta.

United Russia Under Fire for McFaul Talks

The Moscow Times
U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul remains a hot potato in Russian politics.

Today in History

Calling it "a victory for reason," President Boris Yeltsin signed a historic security agreement Tuesday with the 16 NATO leaders and made a stunning pledge to no longer target Russian weapons at their people.

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