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Opposition Allowed to Rally but Not March on May 6

The Moscow Times
Moscow authorities have approved an anti-Kremlin rally on Bolotnaya Ploshchad on May 6 but rejected a request to also stage a march, saying it would disrupt traffic on a working day.

Top Doctors Ask Putin to Allow U.S. Parents to Adopt 100 Children

The Moscow Times
A group of top Russian child psychologists, psychiatrists and educators have appealed to President Vladimir Putin to allow about 100 Russian children who were in the final stages of the adoption process to be allowed to join their new U.S. parents.

Masha Gessen Quits Radio Liberty to Write About Tsarnaevs

The Moscow Times
Journalist Masha Gessen has quit her post as director of the Russian-language service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty after seven months to write a book about the Boston bombing suspects.

Under Child Adoption Threat, Ireland Scraps Magnitsky List

The Moscow Times
Ireland has dropped plans to impose U.S.-style Magnitsky sanctions on Russia after Moscow warned that it might respond by banning Irish parents from adopting Russian children.

Canadian Rebel's Tale Mirrors Tsarnaev's Life

A mess of rubble, ash and charred vehicles is all that's left at the desolate farmhouse where a Canadian Muslim convert died fighting his last battle alongside Islamist insurgents in Dagestan.

U.S. Arrests 3 Pals of Chechen Bombing Suspect

The Associated Press
Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been arrested and accused of removing a backpack containing hollowed-out fireworks from Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the attack to keep him from getting into trouble.

Flight Delays Strand Vacationers at Domodedovo Airport

The Moscow Times
Scores of passengers hoping to spend the May holidays abroad have been delayed at Domodedovo Airport after their airlines either overbooked flights or failed to have back-up planes available when scheduled aircraft were waylaid.

Surkov Says Kremlin Defeated the Opposition

The Moscow Times
Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov told students in London that the political system that he helped create had beat the opposition and suggested that he had been one Russia's top businessmen when he worked for jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Today in History, May 2

The Moscow Times
Sixty-eight years ago today the Soviet Union announced the capture of Berlin in World War II.
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