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All Quiet at Vnukovo as Russian Team Returns

Russia's World Cup squad slunk back into Moscow with a massive police guard late Sunday as the media poured scorn on coach Oleg Romantsev.

Local Films Losing Battle for Big Screen

The premiere of what was billed as the Russian film of the year was dwarfed by the release of a flurry of Hollywood blockbusters, including the latest ""Star Wars"" epic.

Wal-Mart Eyes BIN's Moscow Markets

Industrial and financial group BIN is in talks with U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to sell its Moscow-based retail chain, a source close to BIN shareholders said.

Not Much Room at Top of City's Office Market

With occupancy rates in the city's class A offices close to 100 percent, firms looking for large amounts of space will be in a bind for the next few years.

Europa Park to Enliven Kievskaya

City Hall plans to turn the square at Kievsky Station into a pleasant place to spend an afternoon by September.

Shopping Mall Rules Change With Times

The retail market is changing with developers building shopping centers in areas outside the city center.

Trust and Transparency as a Matter of Survival

With President Vladimir Putin demanding the government spur economic growth, banking reform has taken on new momentum.

Credit Where Due in Northern Capital

Opportunities for small businesses and private individuals to receive credit in St. Petersburg are limited -- but over the last year, several banks have announced plans focusing on work with the small-business sector, with foreign banks leading the way.

Western Banks at Home Lending to Consumers

Almost four years after the 1998 economic collapse brought down a number of the country's mightiest banks, the banking sector has managed to achieve some stability -- and there are even signs that foreign investors' confidence may be starting to return.

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