Moscow police arrest 40 at gay rally

MOSCOW, May 27 (UPI) -- Police in Moscow arrested 40 people Sunday at an unlicensed gay rights rally.

Warrants out for two former bank execs

MOSCOW, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- An official at Interpol's branch office in Russia said the agency had issued warrants for two former Bank of Moscow executives.

Russian rights activists get rally permit

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Russian human rights activists have been granted a permit Friday for an end-of-the-month rally in Moscow's Triumfulnaya Square, an organizer said Friday.

Moscow to permit gay pride parades

PARIS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The European Court of Human Rights in France ruled Thursday that a Russian ban on gay pride marches is illegal.

Medvedev gets short list for Moscow mayor

MOSCOW, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was given a short list Saturday of four candidates to succeed Yury Luzhkov as mayor of Moscow, his press secretary said.

Moscow's sacked mayor gets new job

MOSCOW, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Yury Luzhkov, who has a new job, said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev fired him as Moscow's mayor because he disagreed with the Kremlin's activities.
Moscow's mayor loses his job

Moscow's mayor loses his job

MOSCOW, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev fired the long-serving mayor of Moscow Tuesday, saying he has lost confidence in the man's ability to run the city.

Caviar machines installed in Moscow

MOSCOW, May 14 (UPI) -- A Russian vending machine company has installed machines dispensing red salmon caviar and roe at 33 Moscow locations, including the mayor's office.

Five injured in Moscow pipeline explosion

MOSCOW, May 10 (UPI) -- An explosion at a gas pipeline in Moscow Sunday injured five people and shut down telephone service to tens of thousands of residents, an official said.

Moscow authorities opposing gay parade

MOSCOW, May 7 (UPI) -- The press secretary for Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov said Thursday authorities in the Russian capital are opposing plans for a gay parade in the city.

Moscow blast prompts worker safety rules

MOSCOW, April 5 (UPI) -- The mayor of Moscow promises to propose tougher safety regulations for construction workers after three people died in an explosion this week.

Moscow mayor wants fewer migrants

MOSCOW, June 7 (UPI) -- Moscow officials want fewer migrant workers in the city.

Moscow mayor warns of future turmoil

MOSCOW, March 22 (UPI) -- Russia may face a stormy future that threatens its unity and independence, Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov warned Tuesday according to the Interfax news agency.

Mayor vows to punish weather service

MOSCOW, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Moscow's mayor has promised to punish the city's weather service for what he called unreliable forecasts, The Moscow Times reported Thursday.

Japan, Russia groups sign accord

TOKYO, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Russian 21st Century Committee and the Japan-Russia Society Thursday signed a cooperation agreement in Tokyo, Interfax news agency reported.
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Yury Mikhaylovich Luzhkov (Russian: Ю́рий Миха́йлович Лужко́в) (born 21 September 1936) is a Russian politician who was the Mayor of Moscow from 1992 to 2010. He was also vice-chairman and one of the founders of the ruling United Russia party.

During Luzhkov's time, Moscow's economy improved and he presided over large construction projects in the city, including the building of a new financial district. At the same time, he was accused of corruption, bulldozing historic buildings, and poor handling of traffic, as well as the city's smog crisis during the 2010 Russian wildfires. On 28 September 2010, Luzhkov was fired from his post by a decree President Dmitry Medvedev issued on that day.

Yury Mikhaylovich Luzhkov was born on 21 September 1936 in Moscow. His father, Mikhail Andreyevich Luzhkov, moved to Moscow from a small village in Tver Oblast in the 1930s.

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