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Elderly Woman on Crutches Among 30 Detained at Protest (Video)

Thirty demonstrators, including a woman on crutches who was over 70 years old, were detained Saturday at an unauthorized protest in support of suspects in the criminal case over violence at last May's anti-Kremlin rally on Bolotnaya Ploshchad.

State Firm to Target Central Asia

A government commission agreed to establish a state corporation to turn locals away from drug smuggling by developing economic projects in Central Asia, said Viktor Ivanov, head of the Federal Drug Control Service.

Former Olympics Official Says He Was Poisoned

The Moscow Times
Akhmed Bilalov, the former vice president of Russia's Olympic Committee, has said that he is being treated in Germany for mercury poisoning and intends to appeal to law enforcement authorities upon his return to Russia.

More Questions Than Answers in Psych Ward Fire

President Vladimir Putin called Friday morning's deadly blaze at a Moscow region psychiatric hospital a "major tragedy" and ordered government ministries and the region's governor to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident, which killed 38.

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