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05/05/2012

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Anti-Putin Rallies Set to Greet Inauguration

The opposition will greet the inauguration of Vladimir Putin with two days of demonstrations, including a much-touted “March of a Million” that organizers hope will help the protest movement regain momentum after a two-month hiatus.

Medvedev Thanks Top Officials, Wishes Putin Luck as President

The Moscow Times
Dmitry Medvedev, whose term as president will end Monday when Vladimir Putin retakes the post for a third term, gathered members of the Cabinet and other top officials Saturday to thank them for their work over his time in office and to spur them on to future progress.

Pro-Kremlin Group Announces Competing May 6 Rally

The Moscow Times
Pro-Kremlin group the All-Russia People's Front announced Friday that it will hold an event with 50,000 participants at Poklonnaya Gora on Sunday,  the same day opposition forces plan to rally across town at Bolotnaya Ploshchad.

Anti-Putin Rallies Set to Greet Inauguration

13 Dead, Dozens Hurt in Dagestan Bombings

Twin suicide car bombs killed at least 13 people and wounded just over 100 more in the Dagestani capital Makhachkala late Thursday, in what police are calling a terrorist attack.

Renault Reverses Itself in AvtoVAZ Relations

As the financial crisis began to bite in 2009 and AvtoVAZ lurched toward bankruptcy, French auto giant Renault must have rued the day it heard of the Soviet behemoth.

Mysterious Photos Reveal an Unseen WWII

After the end of World War II, Paul Sadler returned home to Chicago with three German books and a photo album from the Dachau concentration camp.

What Killed Lenin? Stress, Genes Didn't Help, Poison Eyed

The Associated Press
A doctor says stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, debunking a popular theory that a sexually transmitted disease debilitated the former Soviet leader.

Tax Proposal Could Stifle Gazprom Production

Gazprom could have to put on ice its plans to develop more Arctic fields in light of a proposal that the Cabinet backed earlier this week to raise taxes on the industry.

Medvedev's Promise Largely Falls Short

“Empower Medvedev” was the headline of The Moscow Times editorial the day after the new president took office on May 8, 2008. Four years later, there are few who claim that this actually happened.

Medvedev Thanks Top Officials, Wishes Putin Luck as President

Workers using a construction crane to add the finishing touches to preparations for Wednesday’s Victory Day celebration. The carefully choreographed event will mark the 67th anniversary of the end of World War II and pay fitting tribute to the enormous sacrifices made to overcome Hitler’s Third Reich.

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Workers using a construction crane to add the finishing touches to preparations for Wednesday’s Victory Day celebration. The carefully choreographed event will mark the 67th anniversary of the end of World War II and pay fitting tribute to the enormous sacrifices made to overcome Hitler’s Third Reich.

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