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Switzerland Fines Borodin $177,000

A Geneva prosecutor has declared former Kremlin property manager Pavel Borodin guilty of money laundering and fined him 300,000 Swiss francs ($177,000), a ruling that, if accepted by Borodin, would close a drawn-out Swiss investigation.

Russia and EU Squabble Over Kaliningrad Visas

Moscow and the European Commission differed publicly on Wednesday over the future of Kaliningrad and the thorny issue of visa rules for its inhabitants once the EU expands around it.

Agents Warned Listyev

Two former secret service agents have linked Boris Berezovsky to the 1995 murder of Vladislav Listyev.

Keep Those Headlights Clean

Drivers: Better keep a large rag in your car for a rainy day. The traffic police can now pull you over and forbid you from driving further until you've cleaned the headlights.

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Duma on Georgia MOSCOW (AP) -- The State Duma passed a tepid statement of support Wednesday for Georgia's attempts to strengthen its security, including through U.S. anti-terrorist training, but also called for closer Russian cooperation with separatists. The statement, passed by an overwhelming vote of 364-3, with no abstentions, was significantly softer than the one promised last week by senior lawmaker Dmitry Rogozin. He had said that the Duma might call on the government to recognize the independence of Georgia's breakaway provinces in retaliation for Tbilisi's acceptance of U.S. military trainers. Kohl Visits Yeltsin MOSCOW (AP) -- Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl reminisced with former President Boris Yeltsin on Wednesday before heading to an informal meeting with President Vladimir Putin to discuss Russia's youth. ""I'm personally interested in discussing the problems of young people,"" Itar-Tass reported Kohl as saying.

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