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Two Russians in line for Astrid Lindgren award
Two Russians have been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award this year. The complete list of those in the running for the prize of about $750,000 totals 175 nominees from around the globe.

October 09, 2010 04:50

Russians to give their opinions on education reform
After receiving huge amounts of feedback from the public regarding the new police law, Russia will seek the advice of its people on how to restructure the higher education system.

October 07, 2010 14:13

There are no unsolvable problems in the Arctic – FM Spokesman
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrey Nesterenko, the Arctic presents no unsolvable problems or problems that might require a military solution.

October 07, 2010 14:04

Breakthrough in children’s leukemia treatment
It used to be a disease that very few children could survive. But thanks to a breakthrough by a pioneering clinic in Russia, 70 per cent of young sufferers of leukemia now make a full recovery.

October 06, 2010 12:38

“Has mommy had abortions?”- school questionnaire sparks outrage
A federal ministry questionnaire is asking the mothers of Russian schoolchildren if they have had abortions. This and other personal questions have sparked outrage among parents and the general public.

October 05, 2010 20:19

Russian kid abandoned by parents in Latin America returns home
Twelve-year Denis Khokhryakov, abandoned by foster parents in the Dominican Republic, returned to Russia on Friday. He is being accompanied by Russian Presidential Ombudsman for Children Pavel Astakhov.

October 12, 2010 04:30

Georgia condemns street vendors to a life of poverty
Georgia's attempts to clean up its towns are leaving street-traders in the gutter. Authorities say they flout health standards and have banned them from selling, so vendors are being abandoned to a life of poverty.

September 21, 2010 10:24

Urban Indians become obese while rural brothers starve
Nearly 70 million people are now considered overweight in India, one of the highest rates in the world. Once seen as a disease of decadence, obesity is spreading fast in industrialized cities throughout the country.

September 14, 2010 08:26

More rights for pets – less for owners
After seven years of heated debates, Moscow authorities have at last come up with a draft law on keeping pets.

September 15, 2010 01:46

I’ve seen only good examples of foreign adoptions – expat
Recent adoption scandals, prompting the St. Petersburg mayor to ban foreign foster adoptions of Russian children, were discussed this week among Moscow expats.

September 10, 2010 21:54

Deadly coincidence: blast hits Russian south on the day of mourning
As the deadly blast hit Russia’s city of Vladikavkaz, Muscovites were mourning the victims of the terror attack that struck the capital 11 years ago.

September 13, 2010 20:55

Mayor of St. Petersburg bans foreign adoptions
Valentina Matvienko has urged local social services to prevent adoptions by foreigners.

October 01, 2010 15:03