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Why a Girl Tore Her U.S. Passport

A child custody battle between an American father and Russian mother heats up amid an upswing in anti-Americanism.

Wave of Resignations Foreseen in Duma

The resignation of senior United Russia lawmaker Vladimir Pekhtin following accusations from opposition leader Alexei Navalny that he owned undeclared property in the U.S. triggered speculation that more lawmakers would quit their seats, throwing the ruling party into crisis.

Bastrykin Calls for Creation of Financial Police

First there was the police. Then the traffic police and the tax police. Now Russia's top investigator wants to establish the financial police.

Russian Orphan Was 'Found Unresponsive'

The U.S. adoptive mother of a Russian boy, whose death sparked an ongoing war of words between Russia and the United States, told investigators that she discovered her son unresponsive, as Russian officials backtracked on earlier accusations of murder.

Q&A: Igor Butman's Tune Mixes Loyalty and Service

The homegrown jazz legend has played with some of the greatest stars, and knows his fame allows him to speak his mind.

Chelyabinsk Governor Presents Awards for Heroic Deeds During Meteorite Blast

The Moscow Times
Chelyabinsk region Governor Mikhail Yurevich gave out awards on Friday to those who courageously helped to mitigate the consequences of the Feb. 15 meteorite explosion.

Udaltsov Supporters Pay Court-Ordered Fine With 8 Bags of Coins

The Moscow Times
Supporters of opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov, who is currently under house arrest on suspicion of plotting to incite riots, on Friday paid a 35,000-ruble fine imposed on the Left Front leader with eight large satchels of coins.

Belkovsky Stands by Criticism of Church

Outspoken Kremlin critic Stanislav Belkovsky said Thursday that he wouldn't retract his criticism of the Russian Orthodox Church, even though investigators have summoned him for questioning over an article he penned last week.

Key Defense Ministry Case Suspect Demands Return of Confiscated Property

The Moscow Times
Lawyers of Yevgenia Vasilyeva, one of the key suspects in a Defense Ministry corruption probe, asked investigators to return all of her confiscated property, worth $4 million, Izvestia reported Friday.

College Students May Spend Summers Serving Military Terms

The Moscow Times
Students currently studying in universities' military departments will have to serve in army units during their summer vacations. The idea is currently under discussion by university deans and the Defense Ministry, Vedomosti reported.

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