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What’s up in Russia? (06/27/2011)

Rare birds and animals in the Moscow Zoo breeding nursery:
Many see the Moscow Zoo breeding nursery as something mysterious. The nursery is located some 100 kilometers away from the Russian capital, near the town of Volokolamsk in the Moscow Region. Rare birds and animals from across the world inhabit an area of 200 hectares…

Folk customs and traditions in music:
Every nation has its own customs, traditions, beliefs and superstitions; Some have died out becoming history, some have survived, including in classical art; Russian classical music literally bristles with traditional folk moments, if I can say so; Listening to classic Russian operas you can come across Christmas carols and Shrovetide themes…

Former Russian spy to be sentenced for high treason:
A court martial in Moscow is expected to impose a sentence on a former Russian Intelligence Service Colonel Alexander Poteev later today. The man is being tried in absentia on charges of defection and high treason…

John Fogerty rocks Moscow:
Acclaimed American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist John Fogerty performed in Moscow on Sunday, in a gig that critics said once again confirmed the rock icons highest professionalism…

Russia could be the opportunity which makes it happen for you:
Sarah Semyanik was born in London and grew up in Surrey. She graduated in Theatre from the Dartington College of Arts. She went on to teacher training and taught English within the state education system. Having reached a natural break in her career, she went out on a limb and came to Moscow to teach…

Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians are one Christian people – Patriarch:
The Russian region of Bryansk southwest of Moscow is where Russia meets Belarus and Ukraine. The exact meeting point of these three Slavic countries, with a stone obelisk on it, is the site of annual outdoor festivals on Slavic Unity Day on June 25th…

Russian police to undergo voluntary lie detector tests:
Russian police officers will be voluntarily checked on lie detectors but the refusal to be tested could spoil their future career in law enforcement, the head of the Russian Interior Ministry’s internal affairs division, Lt.-Gen. Yury Draguntsov, said on Monday…

Russian legislators under fire for proposed abortion restrictions:
A push by the Russian government to raise childbirth statistics has driven lawmakers to propose a bill limiting a pregnant woman’s options for abortion. Critics oppose the initiative saying it is wrong and an…

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