Some Russian schools are experimenting with the introduction of new religious classes to their students’ schedule, but in a multi-faith country it has opened debate on whether the lessons will help promote tolerance or rather split the country.
The bodies of eight people were discovered in a private residence in the southern Russian city of Stavropol on Friday. A family and two members of its household staff were shot in what police believe was violence between rival criminal gangs.
An all-time high number of bills have been passed this year in Russia to meet the challenges of post-crisis development, the ruling faction chair and State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov has said in an interview with Itar-Tass news agency.
Millinocket, Maine was once the symbol of a successful mill town, but due to international competition the once booming town slowly started to spiral downwards. The mill went bankrupt and much of the town's population moved away.