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An anti-nationalistic demonstration has just started on Pushkinskaya Square in Moscow, Radio Svoboda reports. The meeting was initiated by the outstanding author and political activist Victor Shenderovich, who was once the host of a famous TV show on the NTV Channel. The aim of this demonstration is to oppose the nationalistic movements started by football fans earlier in the month. The initiative of Victor Shenderovich was supported by artists, politicians and human rights activists.

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  The report on the status of civil society in Russia for 2010, published this week, does not  adequately reflect negative trends in the political sphere and does not provide adequate evaluation of the effectiveness of the Russian government, according to the Director of the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights, member of the Russian Public Chamber and member of the Law Committee working groupin the State

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  Russia and France have agreed to cooperate in the production of two Mistral helicopter-carriers in a telephone conversation between Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy, Itar-Tass reports.   The helicopters will be produced by a consortium consisting

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A police officer has been seriously injured in an explosion which took place next to the scene where the bodies of the hunters killed in the Prokhladnensky region of Kabardino-Balkariya were found, RIA Novosti reports, referring to the Investigation Department of the local

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The EuroChem company and the Department for Agriculture and Processing Industry of the Krasnodar territory have signed a cooperation agreement for 2011. According to the document, the EuroChem will provide 275 thousand tons of furtilizers, Yuga reports referring to the official website of the company.The EuroChem is the largest producer of mineral fertilizers in Russia and is one of the three European and one of the dozen of world leaders in this industry. Its main business is production of nitrogen, phosphate and compound fertilizers.

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The head of the Russian government, Vladimir Putin, has expanded thelist of factors according to which the work of the regional executiveauthorities should be assessed, RIA Novosti reports.The official decree concerning these changes was posted on the site ofthe cabinet on Friday.In particular, the decree provides for such factors as direct foreigninvestment per capita in the regions of Russia, foreign trade turnoverin the regions, the proportion of land owned by the Federationsubjects, etc.

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The President of Kabardino-Balkaria, Arsen Kanokov, has ordered 500thousand rubles to be allocated to the families of two policemen shotyesterday afternoon  in the street in the Chegem region of therepublic, Yuga. Ru cites representative of the Ministry of YouthAffairs of Kabardino-Balkaria.In the evening of the 15th of December, two unknown gunmen shot thechairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims ofKabardino-Balkaria, Anas Pshihacheva, in Nalchik. On the afternoon ofthe 18th of December seven hunters were found dead from gunshot wounds

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Russian senators have approved a law forbidding heads of Russianregions to be called presidents. They may, however, choose a term fortheir positions according to historical traditions, RIA Novostireports.The variants are ‘head’, ‘supervisor’ and ‘chairman of government’,the law says.Regions will have their own constitutions and charters according tothe law until January 1, 2015.

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Armenia will purchase 800 tons of elite Russian wheat seed in 2011,Armenian Minister of Agriculture Gerasim Alaverdyan said, News Armeniareports.The purchase is part of the program of seed production development for2010-2014. The government provided 558 million drams.The minister also said that 1010 tons of elite Russian wheat seedswere purchased, 50 tons of which were provided to the Nagorno-KarabakhRepublic.

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Deputies of the Stavropol Territory have approved a law on silence andpeace for citizens. It is now forbidden to be noisy on the streetduring the day, Yuga.ru reports.The law allows drivers playing loud music and those who dance duringmemorial days to be fined.The law forbids use of sound-playing devices, fireworks, constructionand other work from 23.00 to 7.00. The fine was increased, with amaximum sum of 2,000 rubles, deputy Sergey Gorlo said.

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The football stadium for the 2018 World Cup will be built on the ‘RedSquare’ trading center, Vladislav Seriy, head of the department foreconomic development, investments and foreign links of KrasnodarTerritory, said in an online conference with Yuga.ru.He said that the football stadium will hold 45,000-50,000 people andwill be constructed in the Lenin District.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has made a telephone call toAzerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Medvedev’s official site says.The presidents exchanged New Year wishes. They expressed withsatisfaction with the positive achievements in Russian-Azerbaijanities. They discussed their plans for contact in the coming year.

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Dmitry Medvedev concludes 2010 with live show

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev believes that economic growth, the problems of children, forest fires and the 65th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War were the most pressing issues of 2010. Medvedev says that crime is also a major problem.

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