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03/06/2013

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Dancer Detained in Bolshoi Acid Attack

Ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko, who had danced for the Bolshoi Theater since 2002, was detained on Tuesday in connection with the Jan. 17 acid attack on Bolshoi director Sergei Filin.

Synthetic Marijuana Dealers Exploit Russian Legal Loophole

Synthetic marijuana, commonly sold under the genericized trademark Spice, offers a high that may be hundreds of times more intense than that of the drug it's designed to mimic — and it may kill you. But, most likely, it's legal.

Life Expectancy in Russia Is Stagnant, Study Says

Russia saw virtually no increase in life expectancy from 1990 to 2010 and lagged behind more than 100 countries in the key health statistic over that period, according to a global study released Tuesday.

Communists Mark Anniversary of Stalin's Death

Hundreds of Communist Party faithful laid flowers and wreaths alongside the Red Square grave of Josef Stalin on Tuesday in a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Soviet dictator's death.

Severstal 2012 Net Down 63% to $762M

Billionaire Alexei Mordashov's Severstal saw a 63 percent drop in net profit last year to $762 million as a result of weak metal prices and a decline in domestic sales volumes, the steel giant said Tuesday.

State Urged to Change Policy on Ethnic Minorities

Lawmakers, ministers and representatives of 40 ethnic groups from the far north, Far East and Siberia said Tuesday that the state should change its approach to save Russia's ethnic minorities, some of which number less than 300 people.

Russian-Hong Kong Trade Booming

Hong Kong, which recently marked 15 years since its annexation with China, is seeing a boom in its economic relationship with Russia, officials said Tuesday.

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