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09/14/2012

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'White Stream' Auto Rally Ends in Trickle

The plan sounded grand: Toward the end of summer, opposition activists would lead an auto rally through the country, shoring up support for this fall's first big anti-government protest: Saturday's "March of Millions." But local activists say the<span id="bxid_262996"> </span>"White Stream" failed to<span id="bxid_262996"> </span>become a<span id="bxid_262996"> </span>rally at<span id="bxid_262996"> </span>all.

Shoppers Complain of Artificial Food and Rickety Carts

Going shopping in Russia may no longer be as unpredictable as it was in the 1990s, but modern-day retail is also not immune from some of the Soviet-era glitches.

Q&A: What Trips to 50 Regions Taught a Mexican Banker

Bruno Balvanera, a Mexican banker who has been promoting investments in Russia for much of the past 16 years, is not afraid of paperwork.

Prominent Opposition Figures to Skip 'March of Millions'

One day before the first major anti-government protest since June, opposition heavyweights distanced themselves from the "March of Millions" planned for Saturday in the capital.

Ambient Rock Fest Full of International Names

Muscovites will have a chance to turn on, tune in and drop out this weekend, escaping the commotion of the capital for atmospheric instrumental music at the Astral 3 festival.

Diki Kapitalism: Economists Criticize Unexpected Interest-Rate Hike

The Central Bank unexpected hiked overnight interest rates by 0.25 percent to 8.25 percent to head off rising inflation, in a move that economists have criticized and fear may slow Russia's growth further.

What the Papers Say, Sept. 14, 2012

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

Will the Counter-Revolution Come on Horseback?

A pair of modern-day Cossacks begins their patrol at 8 p.m. on a cool September evening. They're on the lookout for lawbreakers: drunks, drug addicts, youths out after curfew - anybody disturbing the peace in Lyublino, a quiet residential district in southeast Moscow.

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