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http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518203.htmlSaudi Arabia Slams Putin Over Support for Syria's AssadReuters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Saudi Arabia has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fueling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar Assad.Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:32:56 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518223.htmlNew Report Names and Shames Russia's Worst Regional GovernorsBy Anna Dolgov <email@example.com>
A report released Monday of Russia's regional governors ranks the head of the Leningrad region as the most effective manager and the head of the Sverdlovsk region as the least effective.Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:13:42 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518282.htmlWorker Strikes Will Only Boost Kremlin's Popularity, Say AnalystsBy Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Withheld salaries, unforeseen firings and pay cuts have amplified discontent in an array of Russia's economic sectors, leading to a handful of strikes political analysts said Monday were more likely to bolster workers' support for the Kremlin than weaken it.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:57:29 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518249.htmlAustralian Official Reveals Personal Details of Putin by MistakeThe Moscow Times <email@example.com>
The personal details of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, were accidentally disclosed by an Australian official ahead of last year's G20 summit in Brisbane, a news report said Monday.Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:04:47 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518265.htmlAmid Widespread Snubs, Czech President to Attend Victory Day in MoscowThe Moscow Times <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Czech President Milos Zeman says he will attend Moscow's grand celebration of Victory Day, despite many other Western leaders snubbing the event due to tensions over Ukraine.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:06:14 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518271.htmlCultural Figures Demand Minister's Sacking Over Opera ScandalBy Ivan Nechepurenko <email@example.com>
Leading cultural figures launched a petition Monday calling for the dismissal of Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, saying his position on a controversial opera production was an attack on freedom of creativity, while the Kremlin said it had the right to influence the content produced by cultural organizations financed by state money.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:38:24 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518206.htmlFive Reasons Why Russia Should Never Have Sold Alaska to the U.S.By Katrin Scheib <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When a large swath of land changed hands from Russia to the United States 148 years ago, both sides in the Alaska Purchase felt it was a good bargain. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:40:34 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518273.htmlRussian Cat Famed for Stealing $1,000 of Fish to Star in Moscow Talk ShowBy Peter Spinella <email@example.com>
A cat famous for stealing $1,000 worth of fish and caviar from an airport shop in Vladivostok has arrived in Moscow to film the April 1 episode of popular talk show "Pust Govoryat" ("Let Them Speak"), Russian media reported Monday.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:48:09 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518207.htmlRussian Investigators Say Alcohol Played No Part in Minor Airplane CollisionThe Moscow Times <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Investigators have ruled out alcohol as a likely factor in a minor collision that saw two airplanes touch wings while being towed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, news reports said.Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:22:29 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518276.htmlMan Seeks Damages After Visit to Kazan Police Leaves Him With Burst IntestineBy Peter Spinella <email@example.com>
Days after a pair of Moscow region police officers were detained on suspicion of having coerced a theft confession with dozens of electric shocks, news broke that a man in the Russian city of Kazan is seeking damages from federal and regional authorities after a police interrogation left him with broken ribs and a ruptured intestine.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:55:49 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518244.htmlRussian Football Union Creates New Role to Fight RacismReuters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Russian Football Union (RFS) has created a new position of anti-racism inspector, the organization's president Nikolai Tolstykh said Monday.Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:51:19 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518260.htmlUzbekistan's Leader Scores Landslide Re-Election WinThe Associated Press <email@example.com>
Incumbent leader Islam Karimov won Sunday's presidential election in Uzbekistan in a landslide, as expected, according to preliminary results released Monday.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:27:49 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518204.htmlRussia Joins World Powers for Talks on Iran's Nuclear ProgramReuters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Iran and six world powers, including Russia, tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal by a deadline in two days could yet fall apart.Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:10:56 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518205.htmlAlmost 30 Trees Toppled as Moscow Continues to Experience Strong WindsThe Moscow Times <email@example.com>
Winds have felled more than two dozen of trees in Moscow and a lamp post has been downed amid an increasingly blustery storm that is expected to intensify throughout Monday, news reports said.Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:39:26 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518247.htmlRussian Ski Resort Shuts Runs After Bears Spotted on SlopesThe Moscow Times <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A ski resort on Sakhalin Island in far eastern Russia was forced to close three of its runs over the weekend after several bears were spotted wandering on its slopes, a news report said Monday.Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:36:33 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518279.htmlFormer Senator Sentenced to Prison for Attempted EmbezzlementThe Moscow Times <email@example.com>
A former Russian senator has been found guilty of attempted embezzlement and was sentenced to six years behind bars, state news agency RIA Novosti reported Monday.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:34:29 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518280.htmlYakunin Partially Wins Lawsuit Against New York TimesThe Moscow Times <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A Moscow court on Monday partially ruled in favor of Russian Railways head Vladimir Yakunin in a lawsuit against leading U.S. newspaper The New York Times, declaring information in an article as false.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:35:59 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518281.htmlRussian Drunk Driver Who Killed U.S. Cyclist Gets 3 Years in PrisonThe Moscow Times <email@example.com>
A drunk driver who killed U.S. cyclist Ron McGerity in a hit-and-run on a highway in central Russia has been sentenced to three years in prison, prosecutors said Monday.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:37:20 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518283.htmlU.K. Judge: Suspect in Litvinenko Death Can Testify at InquiryThe Associated Press <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One of the main suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko can testify by video link at an inquiry into the death, the judge in charge said Monday.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:02:18 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518284.htmlPanic Ensues After Boa Escapes Russian CircusThe Moscow Times <email@example.com>
A boa constrictor went missing from a Russian circus, prompting emergency calls to the police about the giant and potentially dangerous snake on the loose - until it was found resting under a heat radiator in the building, a news report said.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:05:43 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518286.htmlRussia, World Powers Approach Deadline for Talks on Iran's Nuclear ProgramReuters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Iran and six world powers, including Russia, have ramped up the pace of negotiations ahead of a deadline for a preliminary nuclear deal that is less than 24 hours away, as both sides warned it was crucial to overcome differences that could wreck an agreement.Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:44:39 +0300http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/518288.htmlUEFA Opens Proceedings Against Montenegro, Russia After Match AbandonedReuters <email@example.com>
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro and Russia after Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Podgorica was abandoned in the second half following crowd trouble and a scuffle among the players.Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:54:23 +0300