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Putin Implores Cabinet to Act

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday commanded the Cabinet to make good on his costly campaign promises, in a sign that he may be unhappy about how they are being fulfilled.

'10 Days of Horror' Lie Ahead, Says Chief Sanitary Inspector

At a news conference on Thursday to sum up the Federal Consumer Protection Service's results of the outgoing year, Russia's chief sanitary inspector, Gennady Onishchenko, took the opportunity to warn Russians of the dangers of the upcoming 10-day New Year's break, which he dubbed "10 days of horror."

History Repeated Itself as Farce in 2012

Two hundred years ago this month, the miserable shreds of Napoleon's Grande Armee shuffled out of Russian territory, thanking their lucky stars they had made it safely home and vowing never, ever to try that again.

Patriarch Kirill Calls for More Adoptions

The Moscow Times
The head of the country's Orthodox Church in a Christmas speech Monday called for more local adoptions, days after a law banned Americans from becoming parents for Russian orphans.
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Depardieu Meets With Putin and Receives Passport

The Moscow Times
French actor Gerard Depardieu has met with President Vladimir Putin and received his Russian passport, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday.

Billionaire Polonsky Detained in Cambodia

The Moscow Times
A Cambodian court ruled to hold businessman Sergei Polonsky indefinitely after police interrupted his New Year's celebrations in the Southeast Asian country, a Russian envoy said Saturday.
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