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Navy Preparing to Defend Base in Syria

Combined Reports
Russia is preparing to send Marines to defend its naval base in Syria amid continued unrest in the Arab state.

Big Powers, Iran Hold Nuclear Talks as Time Runs Out

World powers began two days of talks with Iran in Moscow on Monday to try to end a decade-long standoff over Tehran’s nuclear program and avert the threat of a new war in the Middle East.

Year of Germany Will Commence Without Putin

This week's opening ceremony for the Year of Germany in Russia will have music by Bach and Shostakovich and a gigantic puzzle — but not its two most prominent guests.

More Russian Web Address Endings Coming

Web addresses ending in .skolkovo, .yandex and even .vodka could soon appear if the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers approves applications for the registration of such top-level domain names.

United Russia Wins Another Mayorship, In Omsk

United Russia won the Omsk mayoral election, its second such win in as many weeks, upsetting three opposition-party hopefuls, who collectively failed to get 15 percent of the vote.

Club Offers Office Space Solution

Alexander Kochergin's search for a small office in Moscow kept leading to dead ends: unappealing facades, ancient carpets, prison-like corridors, suspicious landlords and high prices.

Hard-Hitting Nationalist Will Not Head Interethnic Youth Commission

The prime minister's spokeswoman on Monday dispelled a rumor that Alexander Bosykh, a controversial nationalist best known for punching a woman in the face, would head a state commission for interethnic youth relations.

Duma Asked to Lift Deputy's Immunity

The Investigative Committee called on the State Duma on Monday to repeal the immunity of a Communist Party deputy accused of fighting with police during an unauthorized protest.

City Land Agency Added to Bureaucracy

The mayor's office has created a new agency to inventory land, potentially giving developers an easier time of buying and building up plots in those areas of the Moscow region that will be joined with the capital next month.

4 More Charged for Clashes With Police in May 6 Rally

The Moscow Times
Criminal charges are being filed against four more demonstrators who allegedly incited mass riots and violence at the May 6 opposition rally, which ended in clashes with police and hundreds of arrests.

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