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  1. Former investors in defunct oil firm Yukos will ask U.S. and EU...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | St.Petersburg Times

    In July, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia must pay ex-Yukos shareholders 1.86 billion euros in compensation for the nationalization of Yukos, a decision that the Finance Ministry rejected as unfair. Photo: Denis Grishkin / Vedomosti Former investors in defunct oil firm Yukos will ask U.S. and EU courts to expropriate Russian-owned assets on their territory as part of a $50 billion damages ruling made by the Hague arbitration court in June, German newspaper Der Spiegel reported Monday.

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  2. Britain has been one of the most aggressive lobbyists for sanctions...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The St. Petersburg Times

    London has used it arts, culture, shopping and financial clout to attract crowds of Russians and huge volumes of their capital over the past two decades. Photo: Pixabay Britain has been one of the most aggressive lobbyists for sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

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  3. In their first decline for five years, real wages in Russia fell 1.2...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The St. Petersburg Times

    Across wide swathes of the private sector things look no brighter. Economic growth has slowed to around 0.5 percent, while business sentiment is at rock bottom.

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  4. Vladimir Putin brings the Cold War back to McDonald'sRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    No waiting lines, no service: The original Moscow McDonald's in Pushkin Square has been closed for "sanitary" reasons. The company stepped proudly into that role in 1990, when it opened its first restaurant in Moscow's Pushkin Square and created an immediate sensation.

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  5. Shteyngart to discuss satirical memoir 'Little Failure'Read the original story

    Yesterday | The Michigan Daily Online

    As a high school senior in 1991, Gary Shteyngart almost came to the University of Michigan. Now the award-winning author of Super Sad True Love Story, Absurdistan and The Russian Debutante's Handbook, is visiting Ann Arbor 23 years later to read from his recent memoir "Little Failure."

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  6. Russia and Estonia travel offer glorious architecture, great foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | TwinCities

    "From Russia With Love" took James Bond to this land. Cold wars have come and gone since that 1963 movie -- and this year is no different.

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  7. Russian history told on tree bark, preserved in mudRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Seattle Times

    A drawing and note etched on birch bark by a 13th-century boy, at the historical museum in Veliky Novgorod. VELIKY NOVGOROD, Russia - The note, from father to son, was the sort of routine shopping list that today would be dashed off on a smartphone.

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  8. As the Russian ruble plunges to repeated record lows and the Central...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | St.Petersburg Times

    Russians have so far remained calm as Western sanctions, an economic slowdown and falling oil prices have slashed the value of the ruble. Photo: Maxim Stulov / Vedomosti As the Russian ruble plunges to repeated record lows and the Central Bank ramps up market interventions to defend it, few want to mention Aug. 17, 1998. 2 comments

  9. Italy, Finland and Turkey are among the top 10 destinations for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | St.Petersburg Times

    Italy, Finland and Turkey are among the top 10 destinations for Russian tourists on the National Unity Day public holiday in early November, according to Russian online travel booking service Oktogo.ru. The booking service assessed Russians' typical travel bookings from Nov. 1 to 4 to find trends and vacation hotspots for the holiday, which gives most Russians several days off from work ahead of New Year's.

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  10. Bubbas with Beards: Chechens in ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | VDARE

    I haven't been following as closely as I should the whole contretemps involving a ISIS? a ISIL? . But one interesting aspect is that a lot of the sharp edge of ISIS's sword is comprised of its Chechens , rebel raiders exiled by Ramzan Kadyrov's consolidation of power under Putin.

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  11. St. Petersburg's reputation as the country's culture capital is not...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | St.Petersburg Times

    St. Petersburg's reputation as the country's culture capital is not just because of the numerous museums and dazzling architecture but also because of the literature it has inspired. While Pushkin and Dostoevsky are two names that come immediately to mind when people think of Russian literature, lesser-known figures to Western readers have also channeled the city's energy into art.

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  12. Five Important Things That Memorial's Done (and Is Still Doing) for RussiaRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | EurasiaNet

    Russia's Justice Ministry has asked the country's Supreme Court to liquidate Memorial, the country's oldest and best-known human rights organization, which groups together more than 50 bodies nationwide. Founded in 1989 under the auspices of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov, Memorial has led efforts to uncover communist-era repressions and fight discrimination in modern-day Russia.

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  13. Oppression Won't Cure Russia's Drug AddictionRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | St.Petersburg Times

    In the past month, at least 800 Russians have been poisoned after using synthetic marijuana and other smoking blends known collectively as 'spice.' At least 25 people died.

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  14. What Russians Think About NATORead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | St.Petersburg Times

    It became clear just how much the subject of NATO is a sore spot for Russian society when new NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg was quoted in a recent interview on Polish television as saying that NATO would base its forces 'wherever we want.' Moscow immediately responded by reminding the West that such a policy would violate agreements between NATO and Russia - prompting Brussels to hurriedly issue a correction, claiming that the Polish translator had misquoted Stoltenberg.

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  15. Five Important Things That Memorial's Done (And Is Still Doing) For RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Weekday Magazine

    Founded in 1989 under the auspices of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov, Memorial has led efforts to uncover communist-era repressions and fight discrimination in modern-day Russia. Russia's Justice Ministry has asked the country's Supreme Court to liquidate Memorial, the country's oldest and best-known human rights organization, which groups together more than 50 bodies nationwide. 1 comment

  16. President Of Union Of Armenians Of Russia: Levon Hayrapetyan's Case...Read the original story

    Monday Oct 13 | Groong

    PRESIDENT OF UNION OF ARMENIANS OF RUSSIA: LEVON HAYRAPETYAN'S CASE IS RESULT OF A CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BIG BUSINESSMEN by Marianna Mkrtchyan ARMINFO Monday, October 13, 16:12 Levon Hayrapetyan's case is the result of a conflict between two big businessmen, President of the Union of Armenians of Russia Ara Abrahamyan told journalists in Yerevan on Monday. He is sure that Hayrapetyan is not guilty.

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  17. In Ukraine, Odessa's bid to stay above fray is showing cracksRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 11 | Los Angeles Times

    Sunbathers in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa watch in August as Ukrainian navy ships take part in exercises. Ruslan Novikov paused when asked whether he sided with the Ukrainian nationalists or pro-Russia separatists in this country's fraught debate over national identity. 2 comments

  18. Review: 'Leningrad: Siege and Symphony,' by Brian MoynahanRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | Star Tribune

    NONFICTION: Brian Moynahan sets the composition and premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony in the context of the Nazi siege of Leningrad and Stalin's purge of alleged enemies of the Soviet Union. Liubov Shaporina, the stage designer who ran Leningrad's Puppet Theater, characterized World War II as "the war of the two Herods," Hitler and Stalin.

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  19. F1: Russian GP: Practice notes - PirelliRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | PitPass.com

    The latest track to join the Formula One calendar had its debut day of action with free practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix, where Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set fastest time on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre: 1:39.630s in FP2. There is a performance gap of about 1.5 seconds so far between the soft and the P Zero White medium tyre, which has also been nominated for Russia.

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  20. 2014 Russian GP (Sochi): Pirelli Formula One F1 Practice RecapRead the original story

    Friday Oct 10 | Paddock Talk

    The latest track to join the Formula One calendar had its debut day of action with free practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix, where Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set fastest time on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre: 1m39.630s in FP2. There is a performance gap of about 1.5 seconds so far between the soft and the P Zero White medium tyre, which has also been nominated for Russia.

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