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08/13/2012

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Ballerina Says Pussy Riot Should Clean Toilets

As Russian artists released a book and an Iceland mayor donned a pink dress to support Pussy Riot, celebrity ballerina Anastasia Volochkova called for the musicians to repent publicly for their obscenity-laced performance in Christ the Savior Cathedral and be punished by cleaning public restrooms.

Russia Takes 4th in Gold-Medal Tally

Russia placed fourth in the total medal count at the London Games, its worst performance at a Summer Olympics since the Soviet Union began competing in the games in 1952.

Transoil Buys 10,000 Used Freight Cars

The Moscow Times
The board of directors of Freight One has approved the sale of 10,000 used tank cars for carrying crude oil and oil products to Transoil for an undisclosed price.

Men Grab First Volleyball Gold Since '80

Combined Reports
Russia won the gold medal for the first time since 1980 with a come-from-behind five-set victory over Brazil on Sunday in the Olympic volleyball final.

Gold Sweep for Rhythmic Gymnastics

The Associated Press
It's a clean sweep for Russia in rhythmic gymnastics, just as it's been at the last three Olympics.

Kirdyapkin Walks 50km To Record-Setting Gold

The Associated Press
Sergei Kirdyapkin won the 50-kilometer walk, breaking the Olympic record by more than a minute and giving Russia its first gold medal in the event in 20 years.

Sighs of Relief as Mekhontcev Gives Russia a Gold in Boxing

Reuters
Egor Mekhontcev made sure Russia would not leave the ring without a gold medal on Sunday when he came from behind to beat Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov to the light-heavyweight title by the tightest of margins.

Move Over Japan as Russia Takes Charge of Judo Mat

Reuters
If Beijing had been a warning for the Japanese, London was the Olympics where they truly lost their judo crown, with resurgent Russian and jubilant French teams taking over the mantle as the dominant forces on the mat.

Golden Synchro Team Inspires Chinese Coach

The Associated Press
Russia set itself apart from the competition yet again at the London Olympics, winning the team synchronized swimming for its fourth consecutive gold medal in the event.

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