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Kremlin Fires Defiant Moscow Mayor

AP | DAVID NOWAK and JIM HEINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — President Dmitry Medvedev fired Moscow's boisterous mayor on Tuesday, ousting the man who gave the capital a modern facelift but destroyed ...

While Russian Gov't Bigots Seem Steadfast, the Ground Is Shifting Beneath Them

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Thayer

On the eve of two of his court dates and a press conference later today, I had the opportunity to sit down with the city's principal gay organizer, Nikolai Alekseev.

Why I'm Going to Moscow for Gay Rights

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Thayer

Despite the hostility of the authorities, I am proud to be currently traveling to Russia at the invitation of lesbian and gay activists there to participate in a banned gay pride demonstration.

Yury Luzhkov, Mayor Of Moscow, Calls Gay Parade "Satanic"

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yury Luzhkov, Mayor of Moscow, told a conference on Monday that he would not allow a gay rights parade in the city and any unsanctioned efforts would ...

Moscow's Mayor Attempts To Control Snowfall

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Miriam Elder MOSCOW, Russia -- It was an odd proposal, to say the least. As Russians buckled down for the long, hard winter that has characteri...