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Putin Elected Leader of the All-Russia People's Front

When it came time to elect a leader at Wednesday's conference of the All-Russia People's Front, there was no need for formalities: The ecstatic crowd was already chanting "Putin, Putin, Putin!"

Blavatnik Organizes $130M Financing for Online Retailer

Billionaire American industrialist Leonard Blavatnik has led a $130 million round of financing for Russian online fashion retailer Lamoda, the company said.

Businessmen Eagerly Await Recycling Law

Business is urging the government to expedite legislation that would introduce recycling fees for household waste to attract investments into the industry, but officials from the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry said this law will not be ready for at least another three years.

Anti-Gay Propaganda Bill Passed in 436-0 Vote

The State Duma has unanimously passed a bill introducing stiff fines for portraying homosexuality in a positive light to children, a move LGBT activists called a major blow to gay rights in Russia and especially the country's gay teens, who are particularly vulnerable to harassment.

Thousands Protest Putin's Rule in Bolotnaya March

Thousands of Muscovites took the well-trodden path to Bolotnaya Ploshchad on Wednesday to voice their opposition to President Vladimir Putin's 13-year rule.

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