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'Berezovsky Was a Scapegoat and a Criminal'

"Is Boris Berezovsky the godfather of Russia's godfathers? It sure looks that way," Russian-American journalist Paul Klebnikov wrote in an article published in late 1996, the year a small group of Russian oligarchs, including Berezovsky, engineered President Boris Yeltsin's re-election.

Record Snowfall Prompts New Year Jokes

The Moscow Times
Russians are known to celebrate the Old New Year, an informal holiday marking the start of the new year on the Julian calendar, on Jan. 13, extending the festive winter mood for two weeks.

Cyprus Strikes Deal to Seize Part of Bank Deposits

The Moscow Times
Cyprus managed to avoid going over a financial cliff at the last moment on Monday by agreeing to seize a part of large deposits, including those belonging to Russian nationals, in its two main banks.

What the Papers Say, Mar. 25, 2013

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

Zhirinovsky Re-Elected LDPR Chief

Nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky was re-elected leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia on Monday, quashing speculation that he would hand over control to an anointed successor after more than two decades at the helm.

Kremlin Backs Cyprus Bailout Deal

A deal between Cyprus and European lenders was backed by the Kremlin on Monday even as top Russian officials unleashed a storm of angry rhetoric about a compulsory levy on local bank accounts included in the rescue package.

Camera-Wielding Fleet Wages War on Bad Parking

When it comes to parking, Moscow has long been gripped by anarchy. Anybody who has walked the city will confirm that drivers habitually park their cars anywhere they find space: on sidewalks, in entryways and even in the second and third lanes of busy thoroughfares.

BRICS Credit Rating Agency Proposal Being Finalized

Finance ministers from Brazil, Russia, India and China will meet ahead of country leaders on Tuesday in Durban, South Africa, to work on details of a proposal to create a BRICS credit rating agency.

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