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Russian-Jewish freedom fighter Yuri Kosharovsky dies at 72

Yuli Kosharovsky, a man best known for his work as an active leader of Russia’s Jewish refusnik movement, died last week at the age of 72. Born into a Jewish family in the Sverdlovsk region, Kosharovsky spent the first 20 … Read More »

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USUE to host summer computer skills camp for kids

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Ural State Economic University will host a month-long computer training skills camp for children and adolescents between the ages of nine and 15 this summer. Interested schoolchildren can explore topics like motion graphics, photo and video editing, 3D animation, web … Read More »

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Sverdlovsk court rules SUAL-Kremniy-Ural must develop emission-cutting measures

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Last week, the Sverdlovsk Regional Court ruled that SUAL-Kremniy-Ural must develop and implement emission-cutting measures to its industrial operations before the year 2015. An initial court ruling in 2011 called for SUAL to develop and implement a sanitary protection zone … Read More »

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Viasat partnership to boost movie choices for Rostelecom subscribers

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Viasat, a company of the Modern Times Group, recently partnered with Rostelecom to offer Interactive TV customers the Viasat Premium HD subscription package. Viasat Premium HD subscribers will have access to the company’s constantly-updated collection of films and documentaries at … Read More »

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Children’s musical groups participate in International Children’s Music Festival

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On Friday, children’s musical groups from across 14 countries arrived in Yekaterinburg to participate in the 15th International Festival of Children’s Music, held as part of the Russian Year of Culture. This year’s children’s music festival–entitled “Earth: Our Common Home”–features … Read More »

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Crimea to move to Russian ruble in three weeks

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Acting President of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov announced recently that the nation will be converting its currency to the Russian ruble within three weeks. Prior to Aksenov’s announcement, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated his plans to introduce the … Read More »

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UrFU’s Old House student theatre to perform Gogol’s “Marriage”

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Ural Federal University’s Old House National Student Theatre will perform Nikolai Gogol’s play “Marriage” this week. The play will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday  in the conference hall of the academic building on Kovalevskaya Street. The play was first published … Read More »

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Yekaterinburg introduces proposals for road restoration

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The Yekaterinburg Council put forth proposals for the restoring of city roads last week in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The proposals were reviewed by designers from the Transport Integration Group, which will inspect all the aspects relating … Read More »

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