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10/17/2013

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Dutch Express Outrage Over Attack on Diplomat in Moscow

Investigators opened a criminal case Wednesday in connection with an attack on a Dutch diplomat in his Moscow apartment, amid growing tensions between Russia and the Netherlands during a year meant to celebrate relations between the two countries.

Siluanov Shrugs Off Possible U.S. Default

The U.S. Senate cut a temporary deal to raise the country's debt ceiling Wednesday, possibly sparing the global economic system the consequences of a government debt default in the world's biggest economy.

Biryulyovo Killing Suspect Confesses, Investigators Say

The Azeri suspect in a deadly stabbing that triggered an anti-migrant riot in Moscow's Biryulyovo district has confessed to the killing and requested an interpreter for his case, saying he "forgot Russian," investigators said Wednesday.

Baryshnikov Latest Celebrity to Condemn Russian 'Gay Propaganda' Law

The Moscow Times
Legendary ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov has spoken out against Russia's "gay propaganda" law, joining a score of other celebrities to have denounced the legislation, including Madonna, Lady Gaga and Elton John.

What the Papers Say, Oct. 16, 2013

BBC Monitoring
The only English roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
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Russia's Top 20 Designers Today (Photo Essay: Part 1)

Sergey Serov selects the best designers currently working in Russia ahead of his Friday lecture on the topic, "My Design: Top 20," at Moscow Design Week.

Small Retailers Squeezed Out Of Moscow in Migrant Crackdown

Following a recent eruption of ethnically motivated street violence, Moscow's migrant-populated food markets and warehouses continue to serve as the front line in an ongoing fight against illegal immigrants declared by mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

Northern Shipping Route Functional but Problematic

Reuters
The new Arctic shipping route running along Russia's northern shore that opened up due to climate change will not be crowded any time soon.

Evraz to Idle U.S Plant, Lay Off 375

RIA Novosti
Russian metals giant Evraz will idle operations at one of its U.S. steel mills due to soft demand and competition from imports, a move that will see 375 employees laid off, the company's North American subsidiary said this week.

New HIV Strain in Russia Spreading Rapidly, Scientists Say

RIA Novosti
A scientific research center in Siberia said Wednesday that it has discovered a new strain of HIV in Russia and that the virus is spreading "at a rapid rate."

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