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Russians take to the streets to protest unfair elections

Moscow - Russians took to the streets on Monday and Tuesday to protest unfair parliamentary elections held last week. Thousands of people attended rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg in defiance of the government and in support of opposition parties.

Op-Ed: Putin to run for President 2012, Medvedev gives support

Moscow - The wait is over. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has endorsed PM Vladimir Putin as the next 2012 candidate for presidency.

SCO summit meeting, China backs Russia against US missile shield

Astana - The 11th summit of the Shangai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) held in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, saw a declaration signed condemning any unilateral build-up of missile defences.

Russia proposes voluntary 'chemical castration' for paedophiles

Moscow - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is proposing harsher punishment for child molesters. One initiative being suggested by the Kremlin is voluntary "chemical castration" for convicted paedophiles.

Lawyer Magnitsky cleared by Kremlin report, illegal arrest, death

Moscow - The biggest fraud investigation in Russia involving a Hermitage hedge fund resulted in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky while in prison.

Video of Kashin’s attack leaked, Russian president vows crackdown

Moscow - A graphic video shows two assailants bludgeoning journalist Oleg Kashin in Russia. Since 2000, 30 murders of journalists remain unsolved in Russia.

Japanese ambassador leaves Moscow, after Medvedev visits Kuril

On Monday, Dmitry Medvedev became the first leader of Russia to visit the disputed Kuril Islands. He sampled caviar, took pictures, visited a geothermal power station, a fishery plant, a church and a kindergarten school.

Mayor of Moscow fired

Moscow - After being in power for almost 20 years, the Mayor of Moscow, Yury Luzhkov, has been fired by President Dmitry Medvedev, after refusing to resign.

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