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08/31/2012

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Education Reform Inching Forward

As thousands of high school graduates enter universities on Saturday, a hotly debated bill to reform the nation's education system is inching forward.

Lada Counts on Foreign Designer to Compete With Imports

Strong and soft. Light and dark. Robust but elegant. The Lada of the future is a creature of carefully chosen contrasts, with a lovely line and lots of LED lights behind the dashboard to make it look like a space ship.

Russian Teens Find Surprises in U.S. Schools

School started early for a group of Russian teens spending their first year away from home in the United States — and it came with a few surprises.

Number of Khimki Mayoral Hopefuls Up to 15

The Moscow Times
Two more candidates submitted registration papers Friday to take part in the race for mayor of the Moscow region town of Khimki, bringing the number of hopefuls in the high-profile race to 15.

What the Papers Say, Aug. 31, 2012

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

Q&A: Getting the Most Out of Oligarchs and the West

There are, perhaps, not many people who would give up a job and house in Puerto Rico and a 25-year career at a top international bank to plunge into the world of Russian finance.

Gudkov Shows He's No Hometown Businessman

Facing the loss of his legal immunity following accusations of improper business interests, Duma Deputy Gennady Gudkov threw open the doors of one of the companies in question Thursday.

'Black Widow' Bomber Was Actress, Dancer

The female suicide bomber that killed prominent Dagestani cleric Said Atsayev earlier this week had been a theater actress and member of a breakdance troupe before joining the republic's Islamist movement.

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