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03/15/2013

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Cosmonauts, Like Moscow Residents, Hit by Bad Weather

The Moscow Times
As Moscow residents braved a third day of heavy snow Friday, the unusually wintry weather took a step out of this world when Russian Mission Control announced that two cosmonauts and a U.S. astronaut would end up stuck in space for at least an extra day.

Russian Catholics Greet New Pope With Open Arms

Russia's small Catholic community greeted the election of Pope Francis with elation and hopes that the new pontiff will continue to improve ties with the country's Russian Orthodox majority despite a rocky history and lingering disagreements

Market Watchers Contemplate a Gazprom Reshuffle

A new executive at the head of Gazprom could give a mighty boost to the stock price of the world's biggest gas producer, especially if the replacement came with a policy change, according to managers that run funds with Russian assets.

Gennady Gudkov Says He'd Make Own Party

A day after the Just Russia party ousted two of its most prominent members, Gennady Gudkov and his son, Dmitry, the elder Gudkov said Thursday that he would create a new social democratic party if A Just Russia does not take them back.

Stephen Fry Interviews Milonov for Gay Documentary

British actor and celebrity Stephen Fry sat down on Thursday for an interview with Vitaly Milonov, the author of St. Petersburg's controversial gay propaganda law.

Filin's Lawyer Prepares to Sue Suspected Attackers for Compensation

The Moscow Times
Bolshoi Ballet director Sergei Filin is preparing to file a suit against the suspects of the Jan. 17 acid attack that caused him severe injuries to his eyes and face to receive compensation for damages, a news report said Friday.

Today in History: March 15

The Moscow Times

Navalny Targets Senator Malkin

Federation Council Senator Vitaly Malkin has become the latest lawmaker to be targeted by anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny for unethical behavior, amid mounting speculation that the upper house of parliament will also be hit by resignations.

'Unholy Alliance' Threatens to Derail UN Women's Rights Appeal

Reuters
An "unholy alliance" of Iran, Russia, the Vatican and others is threatening to derail a UN declaration urging an end to violence against women and girls by objecting to language on sexual, reproductive and gay rights, UN diplomats said Wednesday.

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