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Putin Urges Patriotism on Borodino Battlefield

President Vladimir Putin used the 200th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of the Napoleonic Wars to call for unity and patriotism, while tens of thousands of spectators flocked to the Borodino battlefield for an enormous, rain-soaked re-enactment.

Otkritie Formalizes Nomos-Bank Take Over

Trading of Nomos-Bank shares was briefly suspended in Moscow on Friday as the stock rocketed more than 20 percent in 10 minutes after the announcement that Otkritie Financial Corporation was looking to obtain full control of Russia’s eighth-largest banking group.

Photo Gallery: Moscow’s 865th Birthday Party

Moscow celebrated its 865th anniversary over the weekend with a little bit of something for everyone in the downtown area.

'Free Pussy Riot' Murder Suspect Confesses

A university professor has confessed to the brutal murder of two women in a Kazan apartment where the words "Free Pussy Riot" were written in blood on the wall.

Gudkov's Deputy Days Seem Numbered

The Moscow Times
State Duma Deputy Gennady Gudkov, an opposition legislator suspected of unlawful entrepreneurship, is seeming less and less likely to keep his seat this month as the ruling party declined to give him a hand.

Orthodox Youth Group Formed as Surkov Becomes Religion Envoy

Orthodox Church officials have announced plans to set up a nationwide youth movement, just days after Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov, formerly the Kremlin's point man on youth affairs, assumed full responsibility of overseeing ties with religious organizations.

March of Millions Seeks Approval as Strategy-31 Suppressed

The Moscow Times
Opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov said Friday that an application to hold a March of Millions had been filed with City Hall, the same day that an unsanctioned Strategy-31 rally ended in dozens of arrests.

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