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07/05/2013

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After Egypt Revolt, Russia Says Justified in Arab Spring Skepticism

As turmoil once again grips Egypt, with the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi following days of mass protests in Cairo, one high-ranking Russian official has responded smugly: We told you this would happen.

Trans-Siberian Railroad Getting New Lease on Life

David Bowie, Paulo Coelho and Alexander Solzhenitsyn are very different in life and in art, but they have one thing in common. They all traveled on the Trans-Siberian Railroad — the iron artery that has brought freight and passengers across the country since it was first completed in 1916.

Case Against Yaroslavl Mayor Looks Legitimate, Rights Activists Say

Investigators officially charged Yaroslavl Mayor Yevgeny Urlashov and a group of his subordinates with attempted bribery Thursday as members of the Kremlin human rights council met to discuss the case, which Urlashov's supporters say they suspect has been fabricated by his political enemies.

Some U.S. Conservatives Like Russia's Anti-Gay Bill

The Associated Press
As the hub of the Soviet Union, Russia was reviled for rights abuses by many U.S. conservatives during the Cold War. Now, some are voicing support and admiration as Russian authorities crack down on gay-rights activism.

Deripaska Proposes Making RusAl Workers Shareholders

The Moscow Times
Billionaire RusAl co-owner Oleg Deripaska has introduced a bonus scheme to make promising employees into shareholders and will use his own money as starting capital, Kommersant reported Thursday.

Investigators Open Case Into Failed Proton Rocket Launch

RIA Novosti
Investigators have started a criminal inquiry into the failed launch earlier this week of a Proton-M space rocket that has sparked renewed doubts about the efficiency of the Russian space industry.

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