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Tuesday Jul 29 | St.Petersburg Times

All About Town

SPIBA continues their series of Look@It tours , which focus on the success stories of major brands in the St. Petersburg market.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

New York Daily News

Russia to decide whether to ban McDonald's as retaliation

Employees serve clients in a McDonald's restaurant on Pushkin square in Moscow. The chain may be kicked out of Russia, say reports.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Aarne Saluveer helps meld an alienated Russian minority into Estonia's culture

Conductor Aarne Saluveer conducts children's choral concerts in Estonia that help draw the country's Russian minority closer to the rest of the society.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

All About Town

SPIBA's Legislation & Lobbying Committee invites everyone interested in the practical aspects of courts and procedural law to today's Legal Debating Club at 9:30 a.m. at the Mertens House, 21 Nevsky Prospekt, office 506.

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St.Petersburg Times

Hamleys Opens in St. Pete

The St. Petersburg store, Hamleys' fourth in Russia, occupies a 1,200-square meter space on Nevsky Center's third floor.

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St.Petersburg Times

City authorities have issued their first refusals to the organizers...

A police officer orders organizer Yury Gavrikov to stop the local LGBT Pride rally held on the Field of Mars in June 2013.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

New York - The Un Security Council has unanimously adopted a...

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an international investigation into the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, with Moscow's envoy urging other countries to avoid jumping to conclusions - and then proceeding to slam Ukraine.

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St.Petersburg Times

Edge of an Empire: Narva and Ivangorod

Narva's castle sits atop a bluff on the west bank of the Narva river while its Russian counterpart looks over from the opposite side.

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The St. Petersburg Times

Russia Needs Dissidents Like Novodvorskaya

Valeria Novodvorskaya is dead. Novodvorskaya was not only an opposition politician, human rights activist and Soviet dissident who endured prison and Soviet punitive psychiatry, but also was a talented writer and publicist.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Financial Times

Lazar Khidekel at Pushkin House, London

Where do you go after the Black Square? Following Malevich's innovations , the story of suprematism is the narrative of the search for revolutionary geometries capable of expressing an emerging society in a radical artistic language.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Examiner.com

Georgy Zhukov: fascism's nemesis

Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov was a marshal of the Soviet Union and the preeminent Soviet military commander during World War II .

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Russia's global image has soured significantly over the past year...

Among Russians polled in the survey, 92 percent displayed a positive attitude toward their own country - up from 83 percent in 2013.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Marine News

Sovcomflot & Sakhalin Energy to Provide 3 Icebreakers for Sakhalin-2

SCF Group and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. have signed a contract for the construction and long-term operation of three multifunctional icebreaking standby vessels to serve the Sakhalin-2 offshore energy platforms.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Free Dictionary

Sweden Defeated at the Battle of Poltava

It is widely believed to have been the beginning of Sweden's decline as a Great Power; as Russia took their place as the leading nation of north-eastern Europe.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Ukraine's move Friday toward attempting to sell nearly 50 percent in...

If the South Stream pipeline project is completed, then by 2015 Ukrainian pipelines will no longer be needed for Russian gas exports.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

The St. Petersburg Times

Russians make up the third-largest group of foreigners who buy real...

Russians make up the third-largest group of foreigners who buy real estate in Italy, after Germans and Brits, and Russia's souring relations with the West seem to have had no bearing on the rising number of Russian tourists, the Italian ambassador to Russia said in an interview published Thursday.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Sys-Con Media

St. Petersburg 4-Star Hotel's Bicycle Rental Ideal for Discovering the City

Cycling has become increasingly popular in St. Petersburg and the Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel has joined the movement by adding a convenient bicycle rack and rental service.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Rain, Rain, Go Away: June Weather Unseasonably Cool

Over the past two weeks in St. Petersburg, the weather has been more October-like than June-like, according to local meteorologists, reported Fontanka.ru earlier this week.

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