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05/05/2013

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Hopes Are High for May 6 Protest

The opposition is gearing up for a major anti-Kremlin rally on Monday to mark the one-year anniversary of the protest on Bolotnaya Ploshchad that ended with violent clashes between police and protesters and led to mass arrests.

Hunters Find Crash Site of Missing An-2 (Video)

A pair of hunters from the Sverdlovsk region has found the crash site of an An-2 biplane that went missing in the Urals almost a year ago with 13 people on board.

Moscow Skies Will Be All Abuzz

Federal aviation officials have opened the skies above the city of Moscow for transit of aircraft, but experts said the altitude threshold is too high, adding fuel costs and travel time to carriers' overhead.

Millions Take Part in Easter Mass

The Moscow Times
More than 4 million people took part in Easter mass late Saturday night at more than 10,000 churches and monasteries holding services throughout Moscow.

City Hall Official Killed in 'Contract-Style' Hit

A senior Moscow official was found dead Friday on the stairs of his apartment building in the town of Oryol, the victim of what investigators called a "contract-style" shooting that had been meticulously planned and had a "Moscow trace."

Bodies of 2 U.S. Crew Found at Kyrgyzstan Crash Site

Reuters
Search teams on Saturday found the bodies of two American crew members near where their military refueling plane crashed in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, while the third crew member was still missing, the emergency situations minister of the Central Asian nation said.

Black Sea Wheat Supplies to Flow Until End of Season

Reuters
Black Sea wheat producers have enough in stock to keep some exports flowing for the last two months of the season, keeping pressure on the world market, which had all but written them off.

Russia Plans New Tactic to Maintain Lead Weaponry Supplier Role in India

In the wake of several lost tenders India's No. 1 weapons supplier, Russia, is likely to change tactics in its efforts to compete, a senior official in New Delhi said.

Ukraine Expanding Energy Diversification

Reuters
Ukraine is working to become an energy hub, producing its own gas, developing storage and importing from both the European Union and Russia, Ukraine's visiting energy minister said.

NASDAQ IPO Values Qiwi at $884M

Payment services provider Qiwi, known for its blue and orange terminals and rechargeable credit cards, rang the Nasdaq stock market opening bell on Friday, marking the start of an IPO set to yield close to a quarter of a billion dollars.

Strong-Armed Tactics

If the Kremlin were truly worried about the 200 U.S. tactical nuclear bombs in Europe, it would be trying to negotiate with Washington on reducing both sides' arsenals.

Celebrating Press Freedom Russian-Style

World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on Thursday, and the Russian  press marked the event by opposing censorship, re-examining its own values and experimenting with innovative business models.

Tbilisi May Get Burned By CIA Murder Inquiry

Georgian Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani wants to reinvestigate the unsolved murder case of a CIA operative who was shot in the head 20 years ago in the outskirts of Tbilisi.

Syria's Chemical Monster

As dangerous as Syria's chemical weapons may be, they pale in comparison with the Syrian nuclear reactor that Israel bombed in 2007.

2 Prescriptions to Help Resolve the Global Crisis

One thing that experts know, and that non-experts do not, is that they know less than non-experts think they do. This much was evident at the just-completed Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.
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