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08/20/2012

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Guilty Verdict Puts the Heat on Putin

Vladimir Putin has come under the harshest international criticism of his third-term presidency, with worldwide governments, celebrity artists, Hollywood actors and even prominent supporters denouncing the jailing of three members of punk band Pussy Riot.

Opposition Remembers 1991 Coup Attempt

Opposition leaders on Sunday laid flowers at the memorial to the victims of the August 1991 coup attempt against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Chirikova to Run for Khimki Mayor

The Moscow Times
Yevgenia Chirikova, a leader of the protest movement against the destruction of Moscow region forestland, announced Sunday that she would run for mayor of Khimki.

Pussy Riot Greets 2-Year Sentence With a Smile

Sad smiles broke out on the faces of the three Pussy Riot musicians as the judge announced that each would be jailed for two years for singing a punk song at a Moscow cathedral.

Ackermann Might Manage Sovereign Funds

Vedomosti
Former Deutsche Bank head Josef Ackermann may become chairman of the Russian Finance Agency.

Aeroflot Gets $1.26Bln to Buy Boeings

Vedomosti
VEB Leasing has concluded a $1.26 billion deal to finance Aeroflot's acquisition of four Boeing 777-300ER airliners.

Nudity, Masks and Color: Protests for Pussy Riot

The Associated Press
They asked for undies on heads, masks, and as much color as possible. They got all that plus a topless activist hacking down a cross in Ukraine, balaclavas on Soviet-era statues of soldiers in Bulgaria, and everywhere signs reading "Free Pussy Riot."

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