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Ahead of Games, Sochi Tries to Learn English

Everybody speaks English in Sochi these days. Or, rather, they speak enough of the language to claim that they speak it, quickly admitting, however, that they know "very little."

Riot Police Encircle Protest Camps in Kiev

The Associated Press
Ukrainian police in full riot gear have encircled tents and barricades erected by anti-government protesters that are blocking city buildings in Kiev and have begun to dismantle them.

Russian Diplomats Accused of Healthcare Fraud to Leave U.S. in Near Future, Report Says

The Russian diplomats and their spouses charged with fraudulently claiming a total of $1.5 million from a U.S. government health care program are all to return to Russia, a news report said.

Young Architects Visualize an 'Awesome' Moscow

Muscovites were asked to imagine what would make Moscow an "awesome" place to live and had their dreams visualized in 84 sketches by professional architects as part of the "What Moscow Wants" exhibit, which was on display at the Moscow Urban Forum last week.

More Yukos Criminal Cases Opened, Report Says

Eighteen managers from Yukos, the oil company formerly owned by jailed businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky, have been placed on an international wanted list for connection to a possible third large-scale embezzlement case against the company.

Guests Gather for The Moscow Times Awards Ceremony

The winners of The Moscow Times Awards, celebrating the best achievements in culture and business life in and around Russia's capital over the last year, will be announced in a ceremony on Tuesday evening.

Bankers Say Money-Laundering on State Contracts Doubled in 2013

The Moscow Times
Money-laundering involving illegal profits from state contracts has doubled during the past year, ahead of an expected tightening of controls over government procurement, a survey conducted among Russian bankers and released Monday showed.

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