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Dancer Confesses in Bolshoi Acid Attack

Bolshoi ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko and two accomplices have partially confessed to organizing the January acid attack on Bolshoi ballet director Sergei Filin over a work conflict.

What the Papers Say, Mar. 6, 2013

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

Putin Reaches Out After Death of 'Close Friend' Chavez

Signaling an eagerness to maintain cozy ties with Venezuela, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called for even stronger relations and praised the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as "a close friend of Russia."

Hundreds of Russian Islamists Fighting Assad in Syria, Expert Says

At least 200 Russian-speaking Salafi Muslims are fighting against Bashar Assad's regime in Syria, according to an expert at a state-run think tank.

A Variety of Events on 100 Years of Women's Day

The Moscow Times
Women's Day is an internationally observed date, but no other country celebrates it with half the fervor and enthusiasm that Russia does. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the holiday in Russia.

Russian Journalist Gets U.S. Award for Courage

A top Russian investigative journalist who has covered extrajudicial kidnappings in the North Caucasus and the killings of fellow journalists will be awarded a prestigious human rights prize by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a ceremony in Washington on Friday, International Women's Day.

Czechs Start Construction of $910M Business Park in Expanded Moscow

A Czech development group on Wednesday announced plans to invest more than 700 million euros ($910 million) in a project to build a business park in expanded Moscow.

Female Leaders Manage Mentalities

Yelena Andreyeva wears two hats. Most of the time, she is the head of Bastion, one of the country's leading private security agencies, which she founded in 1992.

Johnson & Johnson to Boost Medical Training in Siberia

The Moscow Times
Johnson & Johnson is considering manufacturing medical products in the Novosibirsk region, the U.S. company's managing director in Russia and the CIS, Arman Voskerchyan, told reporters Wednesday, Interfax reported.

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