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NGOs Slam Putin's $1Bln Foreign-Funding Estimate

NGO representatives on Monday questioned the validity of President Vladimir Putin's comment to German television that NGOs in Russia had received about $1 billion from abroad since the "foreign agent" law was adopted in 2012.

Topless Women, Gay Rights Activists Greet Putin in Europe

President Vladimir Putin's visit to Europe made headlines worldwide on Monday after hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Hanover and Amsterdam, with one of the most eye-catching stunts involving an attack by topless feminist activists.

Britain's Thatcher, Dubbed 'Iron Lady' by Russia, Dies

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a defining figure in world politics who worked closely with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to end the Cold War, died Monday after suffering a stroke at London's exclusive Ritz hotel. She was 87.

Orthodox Church Teams Up With State to Teach Migrants Russian

The Russian Orthodox Church and the Federal Migration Service have joined forces to teach migrants Russian language and culture in what could be an attempt by religious leaders to attract more believers and financing from the state, an analyst said.

Documentary Series Shows 'Hairs and Wrinkles' of Opposition Leaders

Anti-Kremlin leader Alexei Navalny walks methodically past a crowd of protesters standing behind metal barricades on Bolotnaya Ploshchad, heading for a stage. Two baby-faced police officers step out of his way, blank expressions on their faces.

Muscovites Get 8th Pedestrian Zone

In a city where traffic jams have taken over the streets and even sidewalks, any place where Muscovites could go without the fear of being mowed down by frustrated drivers would be welcome. And that is just what they got recently.

U.S. Magnitsky List Near-Finalized

The U.S. government is expected this week to finalize the list of Russian officials to be punished for suspected human rights abuses under the Magnitsky Act. But the final version of the list, due to be released by Saturday, may become a sticking point between Congress and the State Department.

Khimki Journalist Left With Brain Damage After Attack Dies

The Moscow Times
Mikhail Beketov, the newspaper editor and environmental activist from Khimki who was left crippled after a brutal attack that supporters linked to his criticism of a local highway project, has died. He was 55.

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