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Testing religion in the classroom
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.

24.01.2011 01:56

Eight killed in mass murder in southern Russia
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.

21.01.2011 17:12

Killer icicles chill Muscovites to death
As the mass media boils with reports of ice-related accidents in the Russian capital, City Hall claims that the ice threat is no more than a “chilling fantasy.”

19.01.2011 15:32

Teen lovers kill themselves after families object to romance
Two teenagers have committed suicide in the city of Fryazino in the Moscow region by jumping off the roof of a 14-storey building, police say.

19.01.2011 09:56

Dummy NGOs exploit charity movement in India
Some NGOs in India stand accused of earning a living by pretending to be a charity. A number of schools set up to help the poorest of the poor are allegedly turning out to be fakes.

January 17, 2011 10:09

Got a cold? Grab a cat!
Pills and potions are outdated. Moscow doctors are now starting to prescribe... animals to treat a whole range of health problems.

10.01.2011 18:09

US reconstruction effort fails to reach Iraq’s desperately poor
Despite the US pumping billions of dollars into regenerating Iraq, thousands of Iraqis are still living below the poverty line and are skeptical about prospects for improvement.

07.01.2011 07:20

Winter Fairytale – just around the corner
A Moscow district has built a winter wonderland for children to visit “Father Frost” - the Russian Santa Claus.

01.01.2011 06:31

Year marked with record number of new laws – Duma Speaker
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.

29.12.2010 10:13

Thai court drops all charges against acclaimed Russian pianist
Thailand had cancelled a child molestation suit against world-known pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev.

28.12.2010 15:10

Medvedev praises progress on New START as a major achievement of 2010
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has given an interview to the heads of Russia’s three leading TV channels on Friday. The conversation covered the key events and issues of 2010.

24.12.2010 03:37

Struggling US town looks to China for help
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.

21.12.2010 19:58