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Opposition Rallies Despite Tragedy

Thousands of opposition protesters rallied peacefully on Moscow's Bolotnaya Ploshchad on Monday evening in a show of support for the stuttering protest movement against President Vladimir Putin's 13-year rule.

YouTube Loses Lawsuit Over Blacklisted Video

A Moscow court on Monday upheld a November order of the Federal Consumer Protection Service to ban a YouTube video based on allegations that it contained instructions on how to commit suicide.

Helicopter With Emergency Officials Crashes in Siberia

A helicopter with nine people aboard, including regional Emergency Situations Ministry officials, crashed in eastern Siberia on Monday, the ministry said, and Itar-Tass reported it was also carrying two tons of explosives used to blow up ice on frozen rivers.

Soviet Union's First Eternal Flame Re-Lit in Tula

The Moscow Times
After a nearly 20-year hiatus, the Soviet Union's first Eternal Flame has been re-ignited in the central Russian region of Tula.

Animal-Chasing Game May Have Caused An-2 Crash, Investigators Say

The Moscow Times
Investigators seeking answers in the crash of the An-2 biplane that went missing last June say the crash may have been caused by pilots trying to chase wild animals with the plane.

Kerimov Transfers Assets to Swiss Charity

The Moscow Times
Russian billionaire senator Suleiman Kerimov has transferred his assets to a charity registered in Switzerland, Vedomosti reported Monday, citing Alexei Krasovsky, a Kerimov aide.

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