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Prokhorov Announces New Political Party

Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has created his own political party, but the former presidential candidate's efforts to distance himself from the protest movement mean he will remain loyal to the Kremlin.

Putin Vows to Stand by Europe's Side

President Vladimir Putin on Monday offered European Union leaders help in their fight against a deepening debt crisis, on the same day that the ruble slid to new lows against the euro.

Soviet Crooner Khil Dead at 77

The Moscow Times
Brezhnev-era crooner Eduard Khil,  a People’s Artist of Russia who rose to international acclaim in recent years as the “Trololo Man” after footage of his jolly yodeling became an Internet sensation, died early Monday in St. Petersburg.

Database Gives Transparency to Real Estate Deals

Starting this month it will be possible to look up details on 15 million real estate deals that are registered in the Unified State Register of Real Estate Property.

Shoigu Offers Help to Swindled Homebuyers

A case of alleged real estate fraud in the Moscow region heated up Monday as local authorities, including Moscow region Governor Sergei Shoigu, cracked down on both the developer and bureaucrats.

Medvedev Says Putin Swap Was 'Honest'

The Moscow Times
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev insists that swapping places with President Vladimir Putin was an "honest decision."

Scientists, Military Return to Arctic

Both scientists and soldiers will be heading to Russia's most northerly outposts this summer as the country reinforces both its military and scientific presence in the region.

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