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Gessen Fired Over Putin Snub, She Claims

The Moscow Times
Masha Gessen, the former chief editor of Russia's oldest magazine, said she got fired for snubbing an event attended by President Vladimir Putin.

Digging Deep to Power Moscow

Trucks will move almost as much earth for a project here as was excavated to build the Suez Canal.

News Sites Start Age Rating Their Content

The country's new law on child protection caused a new round of major headaches for media outlets Monday when it became clear that it obliges online news sites to set age limits for potentially harmful content.

VTB to Fund Nomos-Bank Takeover

State-owned banking giant VTB will play a key role in financing Otkritie's buyout of Nomos-Bank, creating Russia's second-biggest private bank.

Star NTV Reporter's 'Mockumentary' Sows Discord

NTV has rehired star television reporter Andrei Loshak, known for his objective coverage on the network, to host a "mockumentary" series that plays on conspiracy theories and gets great ratings.

After Borodino Battle, Cars Returned to Moscow at a Snail's Pace

Sunday's epic Battle of Borodino re-enactment triggered an equally epic traffic jam as an estimated 180,000 visitors snarled local roads and highways on their way out of town.

Moscow's Crazy Roads: Runaway Truck Barrels Into Four Cars at Intersection

The Moscow Times
A truck caused a major accident at an intersection during rush hour on Friday by apparently running a red light at full speed.

Confectioners at Odds Over Soviet Chocolate Brand

The young girl on the cover of the Alyonka chocolate bar may look timid and sweet, but to Russian confectioners she is more dangerous than her namesake Helen of Troy.

Government Publishes Car Recycling Fees

The Moscow Times
The government has introduced a recycling fee for vehicles produced in Russia or imported from any country other than Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Activist Stops Eating in Bid to Join Putin's Council

A prominent human rights activist went on hunger strike Monday on a cot in the lobby of the Public Chamber to protest the exclusion of dozens of people from a shortlist of candidates to join the Kremlin human rights council.

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