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10/25/2013

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'Gay Propaganda' Book Released Abroad, Plans Underground Russian Distribution

The Moscow Times
In the tradition of the Soviet samizdat (self-publication) and in defiance of Russia's ban on "gay propaganda," a collection of love stories by LGBT Russian writers, titled "Gay Propaganda", was released Thursday.

10 Years on, Khodorkovsky's Arrest Called a Turning Point in History

When Vladimir Pereverzin woke up Oct. 25, 2003, he had no reason to suspect that there would be anything unusual about the day. But when he clicked on the television, he saw mind-boggling news: Billionaire Yukos owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man and Pereverzin's former boss, had been arrested.

Putin Has Last Crack at Yanukovych's EU Dream

Turkey is interested in joining the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, and India also wants closer ties with the organization, President Vladimir Putin said at the EurAsian Economic Community summit in Minsk on Thursday.

Video of Russian in Syria Demands Swap for Detained Saudi

Reuters
A video message purporting to show a Russian man abducted in Syria set a deadline of five days for the release of a detained Saudi national in exchange for the Russian's freedom.

Russia Leads With New Internet Domains

Finding a restaurant in Moscow or protecting your Russian-speaking children from inappropriate information on the Internet could get easier soon thanks to this week's additions to the list of domain extensions.

Gazprom Completes First Solo Offshore Project

Gazprom has started to operate the first offshore field that it has developed on its own, in a test of its power to perform the challenging task without foreign partners.

Navalny Will Be Able to Run for Office Only in 15 Years

The Moscow Times
A bill submitted to the State Duma on Thursday will only allow opposition leader Alexei Navalny to run in elections in 15 years unless his 5-year probation term is cut, United Russia Deputy Dmitry Vyatkin told the Dozhd television channel.

Revisting Yerofeyev's Train Journey to Petushski

The Moscow Times takes a look at the route taken in Venedikt Yerofeyev's semi-autobiographical poem that he is most well-known for, "Moscow-Petushki", with photos taken by graphic design and illustration student Ksenia Nechepurenko.

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