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By Malika Giles
Beneath the blue-painted steeples of Bishkek's Russian Orthodox Church, the wooden rafters echo with the sound of traditional Slavic folk songs. The audience, mostly babushkas wrapped in hats and coats of fur, are enraptured; their eyes, normally so stern, dance with delight.
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The Moscow Times
The cadastral value of real estate in Moscow will be raised by an average of 10 percent starting Jan. 1, with the biggest hikes planned for office space and the lowest for recreational zones, the city's property chief said.