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Biryulyovo Residents Warn of More Unrest

Surrounded by railroads, industrial estates and giant cooling towers from a local thermal plant, the Western Biryulyovo district where riots broke out Sunday oozes its own sense of disunion from the rest of Moscow — and residents say it has become a hostage to its own growing marginalization.

Russia Opens Criminal Case Against Uralkali CEO

Russia has opened a criminal investigation into the chief executive of potash producer Uralkali, Vladislav Baumgertner, and will request his extradition from Belarus, federal investigators said Monday.

Honduras Opens Embassy in Moscow

The Moscow Times
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Honduran Foreign Secretary Mireya Aguero de Corrales on Monday for the opening ceremony of Honduras' embassy in Moscow.

U.S. Gay Swimmer Writes Open Letter to 'Downright Hot' Putin

The Moscow Times
"As much as a world leader, you are an international celebrity as a proud, buff dude. Millions who admire sportsmen have seen photos of you shirtless."

Riot Called a Result of Growing Anti-Migrant Sentiment

In response to a violent race riot in southern Moscow over the weekend, federal and city authorities announced new measures to fight illegal immigration and detained about 1,200 migrants at a vegetable storage facility that had been attacked by rioters  Sunday.

Siluanov Still Upbeat on U.S. Treasury Notes

RIA Novosti
The government will not revise its policy of investing almost half of the country's foreign exchange reserves in U.S. treasury securities despite growing fears of a looming U.S. debt default, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.

British Court Throws Out Magnitsky Libel Case

London's High Court on Monday threw out a libel suit brought against British investment fund manager William Browder by a Russian former police officer who denies allegations that he played a part in the death of the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Bail Denied for Greenpeace U.S. Captain and Foreign Activist

A Murmansk court Monday denied bail to the American captain of a Greenpeace ship and another activist who are among 30 environmentalists arrested on charges of piracy over a protest at an Arctic drilling platform.

LUKoil Seeks Chinese Partners

The Associated Press
The chief executive of LUKoil said Monday that the oil giant was looking for Chinese partners as it tries to expand its business in East Asia.

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