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Britain refuses asylum request from Moscow bankers


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain has refused to grant political asylum to two former officials of a Moscow bank, after they were placed on the Interpol wanted list on ... Read more...

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Church activists protest Moscow gay film fest


April 28th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Activists from two fundamentalist Russian Orthodox organisations Friday protested before the opening ceremony of an international gay and lesbian film festival in Moscow.Members of the ... Read more...

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Putin supporters plan car rally Saturday


February 16th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Supporters of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin are planning to organise a car rally in central Moscow Saturday, its organisers said.Up to 1,500 people are ... Read more...

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Moscow to turn government offices into hotels


February 14th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a bid to decongest the city centre, the Moscow city government plans to turn federal government offices based there into hotels after the offices ... Read more...

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Medvedev orders probe into sale of land for embassies


October 26th, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Mosocw, Oct 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a probe into the "illegal" sale of Moscow land intended for foreign embassies to subsidiaries of a company belonging ... Read more...

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Moscow to cut 1,000 jobs in 2012


August 19th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of civil service officials in Moscow will be cut by some 1,000 next year, the mayor has said.Sergei Sobyanin said Thursday about 2,000 ... Read more...

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Moscow to spend about $892 mn on hospitals’ renovation


April 25th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow authorities plan to allocate some 25 billion rubles ($892.3mn) to repair healthcare facilities in 2011, and another 25 million rubles to replace medical equipment ... Read more...

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President of Bank of Moscow flees Russia


April 5th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- The president of Bank of Moscow fled Russia while being investigated for illegally granting a $444 million loan, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.Police were ready to charge Bank of ... Read more...

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Russia to mourn Wednesday for airport blast victims


January 25th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Authorities in Moscow have declared a day of mourning Wednesday for the victims of a deadly terrorist attack in the capital's Domodedovo airport, a spokesperson announced.At least ... Read more...

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Medvedev almost as popular as Putin in Russia, finds poll


October 30th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Oct 30(ANI): A new poll shows that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's approval rating is edging closer to that of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.It comes as a surprise, as Putin has been ... Read more...

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sobyanin appointed Moscow mayor


October 16th, 2010 - 2:16 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday proposed Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Sobyanin to take over as the Mayor of Moscow, weeks after his predecessor was removed from office."Sergei ... Read more...

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Pensioners sue Moscow authorities over summer smog


September 30th, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Moscow pensioner couple have filed a lawsuit against the authorities in the Russian capital over the smog that shrouded the city in the summer.The pensioners demand ... Read more...

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Gay activists arrested in Moscow


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (DPA) At least ten gay activists protesting against the anti-homosexual stance of Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov have been arrested, police told interfax news agency Tuesday. One of those in custody ... Read more...

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Moscow Metro blast toll rises to 41, authorities suspect human bomb involvement


March 29th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar 29 (ANI): At least 41 people were reportedly killed in twin explosions on the Metro system in central Moscow on Monday morning.Following the incident, the Russian administration expressed suspicion ... Read more...

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Russians Oligarchs’ London pad to rival Queen’s palace


September 27th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 27 (ANI): A high-profile Russian political family is all set to give stiff competition to the Queen's Buckingham Palace, as they plan British capital's second biggest residential building at a ... Read more...

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Moscow’s 15-hour gas pipeline blaze put out (Lead)


May 10th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 10 (RIA Novosti) A major fire that broke out after a natural gas pipeline exploded in west Moscow early Sunday has been extinguished, the emergencies ministry said. "The fire at ... Read more...

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Moscow bans ‘homosexual propaganda’


December 5th, 2008 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 5 (DPA) Moscow Mayor Yuri Lushkov has banned gay rights demonstrations in the city despite international protests."Of course all democrats in the world will criticize us, but every society has ... Read more...

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Russian opposition plans anti-Medvedev rallies


March 20th, 2008 - 12:27 am ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, March 19 (RIA Novosti) The Russian opposition parties are planning to hold rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg in early May before president-elect Dmitry Medvedev assumes office, an opposition leader ... Read more...

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Moscow becomes world’s billionaire capital: Forbes


March 6th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti New York, March 6 (RIA Novosti) Moscow now has 74 billionaires with average wealth of $5.9 billion, placing it above New York, Forbes Magazine said in its annual rich list published ... Read more...

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