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How to Help Orphans to Adapt to Life Outside

Twenty thousand leave orphanages each year but few cope. In Moscow, a number of organizatons are trying to help them survive.

Moscow's Crazy Roads: Agile Moose Narrowly Threads Its Way Through Cars

The Moscow Times
A moose barely avoids slamming into traffic while crossing a road that passes through a park in northeast Moscow.

Court Rejects Civil Suit Against Pussy Riot

The Moscow Times
A Moscow court has sided against a Novosibirsk woman who sued members of punk band Pussy Riot for allegedly causing her headaches and high blood pressure with their unsanctioned performance of a song in Christ the Savior Cathedral.

Video of Low-Flying Chopper Prompts Check by Authorities

The Moscow Times
Air transportation authorities in Sverdlovsk region are conducting an inquiry into the flight of a Mi-8 helicopter that spooked drivers by flying just a few meters above a road in the region.

Airline Fined for Overbooking

The Moscow Times
Sibir Airlines, the parent company of S7, has been fined 30,000 rubles ($930) for bumping a passenger from an overbooked flight.

Lacking Berries, Bears Threaten Irkutsk Residents

The Moscow Times
Hungry bears looking to fatten up for winter have appeared in and near two cities in the Siberian region of Irkutsk for the first time in recent years, posing a threat to local residents.

Pussy Riot Thanks Madonna in Video Ahead of MTV Awards Show

The Moscow Times
Members of punk band Pussy Riot have released a video in which they thank musicians Madonna and Bjork for their support of the group while they rappel down the side of an abandoned building and burn a picture of President Vladimir Putin.

What the Papers Say, Sept. 7, 2012

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

Putin Jokes About Orgy, But Slams Pussy Riot

In his first interview since his May inauguration, President Vladimir Putin joked about Pussy Riot's racy name and one member's scandalous orgy with art group Voina, but also denounced the band's church performances as "witches' sabbaths."

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