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5 Hostages Taken at Astrakhan College Freed

The Moscow Times
All hostages taken by an armed man at a college in the center of Astrakhan earlier today have been freed, news reports said Thursday evening.

Charges Filed in 13-Year-Old Girl's Suicide in Primorye Region

The Moscow Times
Police in the far eastern Primorye region have opened a criminal case into the suicide of a 13-year-old girl in the Oktyabrsky district, the Investigative Committee's regional office reported Thursday.

Investigative Committee Head Spends Over 12 Hours Meeting With Citizens

The Moscow Times
Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin spent over 12 hours on Wednesday meeting with citizens on issues related to criminal cases and complaints, a statement on the committee's official website said.

Security Agencies Have Access to Skype Messages, Report Says

The Moscow Times
Russian security services have the ability to monitor Skype communications, IT security experts said Thursday.

Zhirinovsky Links Caviar Consumption to Funding of Dagestan Rebels

The Moscow Times
Head of the Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky linked "glamorous" opposition members' consumption of black caviar to the funding of Dagestan terrorists in a speech against what he sees as rampant immorality this week.

Today in History: March 14

The Moscow Times

What the Papers Say, Mar. 14, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers


In Roman Coppola's newest film, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," Charlie Sheen plays an imaginitative graphics designer who goes on a soul-searching, but often fantasy-interrupted journey when his girlfriend leaves him.


Cantus Buranus: German group Corvus Corax with the Globalis Orchestra and Choir in a show based on Orff's Carmina Burana. Crocus City Hall, Tuesday the 19th, 8 p.m.


Sleeping Beauty (Spyashchaya Krasavitsa): Tchaikovsky's ballet based on the fairy tale about an enchanted princess who is awakened by a prince's kiss. Choreography by Marius Petipa, new editing by Yury Grigorovich. New scenography by Ezio Frigerio. Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. Thursday Friday, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday the 17th at 6 p.m.


The Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theater's production of "Le Comte Ory" has been nominated for a Golden Mask as the best opera of the season. Don't miss the show's local performance in the Novaya Opera on Sunday.


A Profitable Post (Dokhodnoye Mesto): Konstantin Raikin's strikingly modern version of Alexander Ostrovsky's drama about corruption and sexual politics. Satirikon Theater. Sunday the 16th, 7 p.m.


Markscheider Kunst: reggae, ska, funk. Friday the 15th at Gogol Club, 8 p.m.


Even if you can't buy clothes made by Dior, it doesn't mean you won't enjoy looking at iconic pictures of models wearing the high-fashion designs, like this woman browsing the "Dior Couture" exhibit at the Manezh Exhibition Hall.
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