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Russia approves plans for NATO base

MOSCOW, June 29 (UPI) -- Moscow confirmed Friday that it gave its consent for NATO to use an air base as a transit hub for operations in Afghanistan.
Culture minister wants to bury Lenin

Culture minister wants to bury Lenin

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 14 (UPI) -- Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said in a radio interview he thinks the body of Vladimir Lenin should be removed from display and buried.

Vandals deface controversial painting

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 22 (UPI) -- A controversial painting depicting South Africa's president with his genitals hanging out has been vandalized at a Johannesburg gallery, police said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 7, 2012.
By United Press International

Russians protest Volga River NATO hub

ULYANOVSK, Russia, April 24 (UPI) -- Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the Russian city of Ulyanovsk over the weekend to protest plans to establish a NATO transport hub there.
Gorbachev named least popular Russia leader

Gorbachev named least popular Russia leader

MOSCOW, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was ranked the most unpopular Russian leader of the past century, a state-run pollster said.

Newsreader said 'Putin' instead of 'Lenin'

KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A Russian newsreader who mistakenly said a presidential candidate is considering "whether Vladimir Putin should be buried" will not be punished, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.
By United Press International

Breathing protest denied in Belarus

BARANAVICHY, Belarus, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Authorities in Belarus denied a permit to a man who wanted to stage a 2-hour protest he said he'd wage by breathing deeply.
Lenin statue painted to look like cheese

Lenin statue painted to look like cheese

NAKHODKA, Russia, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Police in Russia said three people were arrested for allegedly painting a statue of Lenin to make it appear the Soviet Leader was sitting on a block of cheese.
Lenin's niece dies in Moscow

Lenin's niece dies in Moscow

MOSCOW, March 28 (UPI) -- Olga Ulyanova, the niece of Vladimir Lenin, died in Moscow, officials said. She was 89.

Tea Party funds, covers Hitler billboard

MASON CITY, Iowa, July 14 (UPI) -- A billboard paid for by the North Iowa Tea Party comparing President Obama to Adolph Hitler and Vladimir Lenin was covered up Wednesday, observers say.

Lenin statue restored after vandals' blast

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, April 15 (UPI) -- A statue of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin that was damaged by vandalism was returned restored to a famous square in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday.
Lenin: Keep him on display or bury him?

Lenin: Keep him on display or bury him?

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Russian politicians and activists used the 86th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin's death to renew debate on whether to bury him or keep him above ground.
Lenin and Mao sculpture sparks debate

Lenin and Mao sculpture sparks debate

RICHMOND, British Columbia, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Officials in a Canadian town said an outdoor sculpture of Vladimir Lenin and a female version of Chairman Mao Zedong is stirring debate.

Chavez ponders Lenin book for Obama

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 30 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he may follow up his gift of a book to U.S. counterpart Barack Obama with a classic work by Vladimir Lenin.

Blast damages statue of Lenin

ST. PETERSBURG, Romania, April 1 (UPI) -- Russian police say an explosion Wednesday badly damaged one of the few statues of communist leader Vladimir Lenin remaining in St. Petersburg.

Anniversary of Lenin's death sparks protest

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Moscow police detained several dozen young people dressed as mummies Wednesday after they attempted to hold a protest in Red Square, a police spokesman said.

Most Russians say Lenin should be buried

MOSCOW, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Two-thirds of Russians believe the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin should be removed from its mausoleum in Red Square and be buried, a poll indicates.

Kashagan, Kazakhstan's Caspian

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- The global energy market nervously contemplates flat production and rising prices. Kazakhstan's Kashagan Caspian Sea offshore field is the largest find of the last 30 years; after years of cost overruns and legal controversy, the project is slated to begin production in 2011 and will provide Kazakhstan with its largest single source of hard currency when fully operational.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 7, 2008.
By United Press International

Russian city embracing English

ULYANOVSK, Russia, March 20 (UPI) -- Top officials of Russia's city of Ulyanovsk are going back to school to learn English to help international business relations.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 21, 2008.
By United Press International

Russian royal mystery possibly solved

YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The mystery of what occurred to Russian Czar Nicholas II and his family nearly nine decades ago may have been solved by amateur investigators.

Analysis: C. Asia's electricity sector

UPI – CENTRAL ASIA ELECTRICITY
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent
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