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01/10/2013

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Ukraine Demoted in Gas Transit

The Moscow Times
Ukraine now controls less than half of Russia's gas transit to Europe, in a change to a system that existed for decades.

First Borei-Class Missile Cruiser Enters Into Service

The Moscow Times
The first of the new generation submarines, which will be the country's main nuclear deterrent in coming years, entered into service in the Navy on Thursday.

Police Search for Culprit Behind Banner Calling United Russia Extremist

The Moscow Times
Police are searching for those responsible for hanging a banner on the bridge opposite the Kremlin on Wednesday that featured the ruling United Russia party's logo alongside the phrase "extremist organizations of Russia," along with the logos of several banned organizations.

Head of Duma's Constitutional Affairs Committee Responds to Petition for Dissolution

The Moscow Times
Vladimir Pligin, chairman of the State Duma's Constitution and State Affairs Committee, said Thursday it would be unconstitutional for the State Duma to consider its own dissolution even if it does receive a petition reportedly initiated by Novaya Gazeta with over 100,000 signatures. 

Duma Denies Reports of Orphan Appealing to Putin

The Moscow Times
The State Duma on Thursday denied reports that an orphan from Chelyabinsk appealed to President Vladimir Putin to allow his pending adoption by a U.S. family to be completed and deemed the incident a provocation. 

Cinema

Kiera Knightley stars in Joe Wright's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina." Also starring Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Script by Tom Stoppard. Showing at 35MM.

Concerts

Alexei Parshin (organ), Maria Pakhar (soprano) and Svetlana Mitryaikina (flute) perform Bach, Corelli, Franck, Balbastre and Kikta. Dom Muzyki Svetlanov Hall. 7 p.m.

Dance

Sailors and Whores (Moryaki i Shlyukhi): Oleg Glushkov's contemporary dance staging. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Opera

Nabucco: Verdi's opera based on the Biblical story of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar as staged by Latvian director Andrejs Zagars. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Theater

The Golovlyov Family (Gospoda Golovlyovy): Kirill Serebrennikov stages Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin's bitterly satirical novel about a cruel, backward family in the Russian provinces. Stars Yevgeny Mironov. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

Gigs

Anna Korolyova and Jump: jazz, funk, ethno jazz. Soyuz Kompozitorov. 8:30 p.m.

Gigs

Anna Korolyova and Jump: jazz, funk, ethno jazz. Soyuz Kompozitorov. 8:30 p.m.

Exhibits

Works by famous Israeli sculptor David Gerstein are on show at the Fine Art Gallery until Jan. 12 as part of the "Color - Form - Space" exhibition.
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