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Stalingrad Victory Commemorated

Russia on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of the decisive Soviet victory over the Nazis in the Battle of Stalingrad amid talk of the revival of Stalinism, the temporary renaming of Volgograd to Stalingrad and the launch of buses bearing Stalin's image.

Sochi Olympics Most Expensive in History

One year before they kick off, the Sochi Winter Olympics have already bagged a world record. They will go down as the most expensive games in history.

Police Began Violence At Protest, Panel Says

Members of the Kremlin's human rights council believe that police, not activists, instigated violence at a May opposition protest, a council member said Friday.

Watchdog Revokes Red Wings' License

The country's aviation watchdog revoked the license of Red Wings Airlines, controlled by billionaire Alexander Lebedev, weeks after one of its Russian-made jets crashed.

Italy Honors Vladimir Region Governor

The Moscow Times
The Italian Embassy held a ceremony Friday to recognize Vladimir region Governor Nikolai Vinogradov for his contributions to the development of Russian-Italian ties and Italian investment projects in the region.

U.S. Criticizes Meat Import Ban

Combined Reports
The United States on Friday strongly objected to Russia's decision to ban all imports of U.S. beef and pork because it could have traces of the feed additive ractopamine, a growth stimulant to make meat leaner.

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