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07/06/2012

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Ultranationalists on the Rise

As the opposition movement gains strength, the ultranationalist groups that have joined its ranks are drawing more attention from the public — as well as the Kremlin.

Clinton Says Russia Will 'Bear Responsibility' for Backing Assad

The Moscow Times
U.S. Secretary of<span id="bxid_710300"> </span>State Hillary Clinton said Friday that Russia and<span id="bxid_710300"> </span>China must be told that they will "pay a<span id="bxid_710300"> </span>price" for<span id="bxid_710300"> supporting</span> the<span id="bxid_710300"> </span>regime of<span id="bxid_710300"> </span>Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Q&A: City Leader Seeks Teammates Stronger Than He Is

Deputy Mayor Andrei Sharonov, slight and soft-spoken, shifted in his chair as he confided that Moscow had tanked in a World Bank survey on the ease of doing business.

U.S.-Russia Visa Deal Wins Approval in Duma

The Moscow Times
The bureaucratic burden on Russians and Americans traveling to each others' countries is set to lighten next year, after the State Duma voted Friday for a less onerous visa regime between the two nations.

West Could Impose Travel Bans on Authors of NGO Bill, Report Says

The Moscow Times
Opposition activists and rights defenders are liaising with U.S. and European officials over imposing travel bans on the authors of the NGO bill recently floated by the ruling party, a news report said Thursday.

Russian Knights may Miss British Show

The Moscow Times
The elite Russian Knights aerobatics squadron might not perform at a British air show next week because a state agency failed to grant permission in time.

LUKoil to Fuel Moscow by Pipe

The Moscow Times
LUKoil on Thursday unveiled a plan to build a $500 million pipeline that would supply gasoline and other fuels to the Moscow area.

Ukrainians Protest Russian-Language Bill

The Associated Press
About 1,000 opposition activists — mostly dressed in traditional embroidered shirts — rallied in Kiev on Thursday to protest legislation upgrading the status of the Russian language.

Lithuania Spearheads Gas Independence Movement

Reuters
Flat, featureless Pig's Back island off Lithuania is where the country hopes to moor a gas terminal in 2014 and escape total reliance on supplies from Russia, two decades after the Baltic states threw off Moscow's political rule.

Telenor Stands By VimpelCom Deal

Reuters
Norway's Telenor has complied with Russian law in its efforts to control No. 3 mobile operator VimpelCom.
People taking advantage of the fine weather Thursday to plant flowers in front of the main entrance to the All-Russia Exhibition Center. Flower lovers can also enjoy displays by more than 50 florists and landscape designers at the first Moscow International Flower Show, which runs through Sunday at Gorky Park.

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People taking advantage of the fine weather Thursday to plant flowers in front of the main entrance to the All-Russia Exhibition Center. Flower lovers can also enjoy displays by more than 50 florists and landscape designers at the first Moscow International Flower Show, which runs through Sunday at Gorky Park.

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