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08/28/2012

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Dissenting United Russia Member Faces Expulsion

The only United Russia official to publicly call for Pussy Riot's release said he won't give up his post or party membership, days after his superior called for his ouster.

New Chief Architect Well-Grounded in History

As he headed to a meeting with deputy mayor Marat Khusnullin earlier this month, Sergei Kuznetsov, owner of a Moscow-based architecture firm, wasn't thinking life would change for him completely after that conversation.

Chechnya Lays Claim to Ingush Land

A standoff between Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and his Ingush counterpart, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, heated up Monday when Chechnya declared the creation of a "bilateral commission" to delineate the internal border with Ingushetia.

Greenpeace Moves Protest from Arctic Rig to Ship

Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the anchor chain of the arctic rig support vessel Anna Akhmatova on Monday.

RusAl Cutting Capacity on Weak Demand

Reuters
RusAl, the world’s largest aluminum producer, said it would cut capacity 3 percent by the year-end and was taking a charge on its investment in Africa, as it grapples with weak prices and rising power costs.

Shoigu Sees Forests as Income Source

The Moscow Times
Moscow region Governor Sergei Shoigu said it doesn't make sense to turn "every tree" into a big political matter as was the case with the Khimki Forest.

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