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'We Live in Russia, Not Sodom and Gomorrah'

State Duma lawmakers easily approve legislation banning "gay propoganda" in a first reading, voting 388-1.

In Protest, U.S. Quits Working Group

Washington has effectively ended a key working group with Moscow for discussing human rights and democracy, arguing that the panel had become meaningless given recent restrictions on civil society in Russia.

Lavrov Says No Baikonur Conflict With Kazakhstan

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that Russia has no intention of halting its space projects at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in response to Kazakhstan's demand to limit the number of launches.

'Millionaire' Doctors Part of Solution to Demographic Problem

A total of 8,000 doctors in Russia became ruble millionaires over the last two years, as the government seeks to attract young specialists to rural areas to upgrade the quality of medical services, Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said Friday.

Russia Is Sued Over U.S. Adoptions Ban

Four American families affected by a new ban on U.S. adoptions have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights, complaining that the law, which has divided Russians and sparked international criticism, violates Europe's human rights convention.

Deputy's Stabbing Under Investigation

The Moscow Times
Police have opened a criminal investigation into the attack on a forest conservationist in the Moscow region last week, according to news reports on Friday.

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