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Russian State TV Tries to Fix Putin's Image

A recent episode showed the Russian president meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and heroically bringing peace to Syria. In another scene, he can be seen mobbed by a crowd of women.

Stabbed Pig's Head Used to Threaten Russian Politician

"I have been involved in rather a lot of matters," Nadezhda Zagordan said. "And each matter has participants who are not interested in certain things becoming public or attracting the attention of the police. Absolutely any case could lead to actions like this."

Moscow Home Demolition Plans Are Galvanizing Residents

Authorities are facing mass opposition to plans to forcibly remove residents from their homes in favor of new construction that many say will only benefit rich developers and their partners in government.