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03/29/2013

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Foul Play Not Impossible in Berezovsky Death, British Police Say

Reuters
British police believe that foul play cannot be completely ruled out in the death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, whose body was found over the weekend with a piece of material around his neck, an inquest heard on Thursday.

Half-Naked Lone Picketer Demands Summer

The Moscow Times
A mostly naked picketer demanded the start of summer in front of Moscow's main meteorology center on Friday, a news report said.

Cabinet Talks Far East and Car Taxes

The Cabinet on Thursday discussed a move to slash taxes for large new projects in the Far East in a bid to buoy the region's economy.

Kadyrov Unveils His Cat

The Moscow Times
First it was President Vladimir Putin's black labrador Koni stealing the world's heart in endearing photos, and then Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's cat Dorofei was introduced to the world. Now the Internet can add another first pet to the list: Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's cat Chanel.

Russian-American Crew Take Short Cut to Space Station

Reuters
Two Russian cosmonauts and a U.S. astronaut took a short cut to the International Space Station on Thursday, arriving at the orbital outpost less than six hours after their Soyuz capsule blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Today in History: March 29

The Moscow Times
140 years ago today, on March 29, 1873, Leo Tolstoy began to work on the novel "Anna Karenina." That morning, he happened to glance at a book by Pushkin and saw the words, "The guests were arriving at the dacha," and he remarked to his wife, "That's the way to write!" Tolstoy finished his book in April 1877, and it was published in installments to the impatient readers of the monthly journal Russky Vestnik.

What the Papers Say, Mar. 29, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

Q&A: Maria Yeliseyeva's Children Don't Feel Like Orphans

Maria Yeliseyeva has always been surrounded by children. In addition to the five she gave birth to, she has fostered another five from Russian orphanages.

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