Presenter: Irina Merkulova.
1. 0033 News in brief: Bashkortostan resident wins legal case against declaring Muslim holidays days off; intoxicated car driver knocks down group of students; journalist Oleg Lurye acquitted by jury in libel case; One Russia holds congress, while opposition holds unauthorized rally; stock markets keep falling; exchange rates; weather forecast.
2. 0215 Russia's Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a Bashkortostan resident who filed a complaint against the decision of the regional authorities to declare Muslim holidays days off.
Pavel Odintsov from the court says it is up to the federal centre to decide on days off (voice). Bashkortostan clergy are said to be appalled by the ruling. Bashkortostan deputies promise to file a …