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08/05/2013

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U.S. Rock Group Ignites New Tensions

The performance of popular U.S. rock band Bloodhound Gang was canceled over the weekend after one of its musicians shoved a Russian flag into his underpants at a concert in Ukraine, prompting outrage from Russian officials and calls for an investigation into the possibility that the flag fiasco was "ordered" by a higher authority.
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History Shows Snowden May Face Tough Exile in Russia

Reuters
U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden seems assured of a warm welcome in Russia and may even achieve celebrity status in his new home, but history suggests he will no longer be master of his fate, and a Moscow exile will bring some difficult challenges.

Putin Younger Than His Age, Kremlin Doctor Says

RIA Novosti
President Vladimir Putin's love of sports means that, from a medical point of view, he is "much younger than his age," the Kremlin's chief doctor, Sergei Mironov, said in an interview published Monday.

Owners of Movie Rights Have No Luck With New Anti-Piracy Law

Hours after a new law targeting online piracy went into effect last week, it became clear that it was having problems as claimant after claimant was sent packing by a court in Moscow.

Sufi Cleric Gunned Down in Dagestan

Two unidentified men opened fire on a Lada car  Saturday night in Dagestan's capital Makhachkala, killing one of the republic's moderate clerics and severely wounding his driver, local investigators said in a statement.

Private Raceway Set to Boost Motorsport

It's a sight that few will experience. Blazing through a Russian racetrack at more than 270 kilometers per hour, a local world-class driver comes to a pit stop with the cool poise of a veteran commuter parking a Volvo by a suburban mall.

Russia, Georgia to Turn New Page after Saakashvili's Exit - Medvedev

RIA Novosti
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Sunday that he was optimistic about the prospects of bilateral relations between Russia and Georgia five years after a brief war between the two countries.

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