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Russian-Armenian businessman to remain in custody until December 15 10:32, 13.09.2014 The detention of Russian-Armenian businessman and benefactor Levon Hayrapetyan, who is in confinement in Moscow, has been extended. Armenian News-NEWS.am has learned from the press service of the Union of Armenians of Russia that the Moscow Municipal Court on Friday granted the investigator's motion to keep Hayrapetyan in custody until December 15. To note, charges of fraud also were brought against the Armenian benefactor during the court hearing.
Akimtseva had been representing Sergei Zhurba, a Moscow region businessman who had testified in court against Dmitry Belkin, who is widely believed to be the leader the Orekhovo gang, which ranked among Moscow's most powerful and violent during the turbulent 1990s. Photo: VK.com A lawyer made famous by her roster of Russian celebrity clients was murdered in front of her apartment building in central Moscow over the weekend, and investigators suspect her involvement with an organized crime case may have been the motive.
Mass apathy and a scarcity of serious challengers to state-preferred candidates were the recurrent themes of Russia's nationwide voting day on Sunday, which pundits said attested to the Kremlin's tightening grip on all levels of the Russian electoral system. Voters in 84 of the country's 85 federal subjects were summoned to some 64,000 polling stations to elect 30 regional governors, 14 regional and 21 municipal legislatures, as well as other forms of regional authority.
Anton Gerashchenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry, wrote on his Facebook page that his country would not hand the climber - whom he described as a "hero of Ukraine" - over to Russia to face trial. Photo: Mustang-wanted.com / Facebook.com Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for a Kiev-based extreme climber accused of painting the spire of a Moscow landmark skyscraper in Ukrainian colors and hanging a Ukrainian flag from it, a news report said.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 PARIS - Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai to chair the second China-France High-Level Economic and Financial dialogue in France with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin . PARIS - OECD will update its short-term forecasts and recommendations for major economies - 0900 GMT.
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Not getting in to the college of your choice is never nice - but it's even worse if it happens because the postal service delayed your application and reimbursed you 50 cents for a wasted year of your life. A young woman in Siberia's Kemerovo region failed to get into college because the state-run postal monopoly Russian Post did not deliver her entry application on time, a local court reported Thursday.
The Russian ruble continued to set records Friday, dropping to another historic low against the dollar, as analysts said there was no immediate end in sight for the currency's downward spiral. Driven by ongoing tension in Ukraine and a weakening oil price, the ruble's decline is stoking inflation and hitting consumers while the government is enjoying windfall tax revenues from exporters.
In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014 file photo, a monument to Ukrainian poet and writer Taras Shevchenko is silhouetted against an apartment building with a sign advertising Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom, in Moscow, Russia.
FORUM 18 NEWS SERVICE, Oslo, Norway http://www.forum18.org/ The right to believe, to worship and witness The right to change one's belief or religion The right to join together and express one's belief =============================================== Wednesday 10 September 2014 CRIMEA: THE UNBEARABLE BURDEN OF RE-REGISTRATION? All 1,546 religious communities in Crimea which had state registration with the Ukrainian authorities are being required to re-register under Russian law by 1 January 2015 if they wish to retain legal status. A wide range of communities have complained to Forum 18 News Service of the burden of having to prepare documentation and the lack of information about how to go about it.
Mariano Rajoy Brey, Spanish Prime Minister,right, and Jose Manuel Barroso, center, in the presence of Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister, at a special meeting of the European Council last month. Photo: Ec.europa.eu The Russian currency plunged to historic lows against the dollar Thursday as the European Union appeared to end more than a week of vacillation by opting to impose a new round of sanctions against Russia over its backing of separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine.
President Vladimir Putin meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on September 13, 2013. Photo: Presidential Press Service / Wikimedia Commons When President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani meet on Friday against the backdrop of Russia's slide into the abyss of Western sanctions, the two countries may find one another to be increasingly suitable economic allies.
Russia was a country with entrenched gender inequality and no beauty or fashion industry to speak of, but it had a hunger for Western mass culture. Twenty years later, the domestic edition of Cosmopolitan remains Russia's biggest glossy magazine, with a print run of 800,000 and a readership of 6 million, according to its own figures.
The European Union demanded on Thursday that Moscow release immediately an Estonian security officer who Estonia says was abducted on the border and taken into Russia last week. Russia's Federal Security Service , successor to the Soviet KGB, said last Friday that an Estonian officer, identified as Eston Kohver, had been detained on Russian territory and was being investigated as a suspected spy.
Downtown Community Television Center's program "Media Enabled Musketeers" will partner, this fall, with Moscow's Journalism Advancement and Support Center to connect disabled citizens with American and Russian local media organizations. Project partners will conduct community training seminars on disability sensitivity as well as workshops on documentary storytelling for citizens with disabilities, journalists, and journalism students.
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