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07/04/2012

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Faith No More Honors Pussy Riot at Moscow Show

The Moscow Times
Five women dressed like members of female punk group took the stage shouting anti-Putin slogans and calling on the audience to support suspected band members jailed on hooliganism charges.

Sakha Park Included on World Heritage List

The Moscow Times
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, which is holding its yearly session in St. Petersburg until July 6, has included Russia's Lena Pillars national park on its list of areas of special natural importance.

Norilsk Nickel Reassesses Operations, Calculates Reserves

The Moscow Times
Norilsk Nickel's Kola production division might stop processing copper and nickel ore from the Kola Peninsula in 2015 and only process nickel matte from the company's Polar branch.

Ukraine Rushes Through Russian-Language Bill

Reuters
Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday rushed through a contentious bill upgrading the status of the Russian language, sparking scuffles between pro-government and opposition deputies who fear it will boost the country's ties to Russia.

Mongolia, Hungry for Energy, Pitches Itself as Pipeline Route

Bloomberg
Mongolia is calling on China and Russia to redirect a planned natural-gas pipeline across its territory as the world’s fastest-growing economy seeks to tap the cleaner-burning fuel.

Kremlin Allies Demand Navalny Inquiry

A leader of the Nashi youth group on Tuesday became the latest Kremlin ally to accuse opposition leader Alexei Navalny of graft and tax evasion.

Photo of the Day

The photo of the day for July 3, 2012, from The Moscow Times.

Strasbourg Court Raps Ukraine Over Tymoshenko Ally

Reuters
The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday condemned Ukraine for the 2010 pre-trial detention of a former interior minister and ally of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, saying it had run counter to the “concept of a fair trial.”

Medvedev Angers Japan With Island Visit

Combined Reports
In a visit that left Japan seething, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev traveled Tuesday to a disputed Pacific island and pledged to boost financing for four impoverished islands whose ownership has been disputed by Tokyo since World War II.

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