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Russia plays down Sochi medals chances

Russia`s sports minister on Saturday played down the host`s chances at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi following a bitterly disappointing 2010 performance in Vancouver.

Putin launches Soviet-style `best welder` contest

Putin has returned to other Soviet-era practices, such as
rewarding mothers for having more than one child.

China near restoring Soviet-era aircraft carrier: Report

China will use carrier as a model for its indigenously built ship in future.

Medvedev warns of Soviet-era political `stagnation`

President Medvedev warned that the ruling party`s grip on power was damaging Russia.