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Hot Chocolate

What you'll pay for a cup of thick hot chocolate at selected Moscow cafes (serving sizes vary).

Cafe for Work and Play

Down in the park when hunger pangs strike? If the park is Gorky Park or the neighboring Neskuchny Sad, then you are in luck.

Ask the Florist

In the lead-up to International Women's Day on March 8, Moscow florists tell which kinds of flowers are most popular and which are their favorites.

Getting Out of the Jam

The causes of Moscow's traffic jams are many and varied, but a range of services can help you avoid them.

Russian Threat Reborn as a Matter of Necessity

Washington's decision to place elements of an anti-ballistic missile battery in Poland and the Czech Republic has become a catalyst to a complex process in Europe.

Fields Eyed by Exxon to Be Sold Off

The state will auction off Far East oil prospects that ExxonMobil sought to include in its $17 billion Sakhalin-1 project.

Business in Brief

Belgian Gas Storage Plans Belgium plans a 2012 start for a gas storage facility in collaboration with Gazprom, Interfax quoted an official of the Belgian gas pipeline operator Fluxys as saying Tuesday. Pascal De Buck, Fluxys deputy commercial director, said the storage that Fluxys is planning to build together with Gazprom was expected to have a capacity of 300 million cubic meters of gas. (Reuters) Bigger OGK-5 Sale? Unified Energy Systems may offer a controlling 50 percent stake in its OGK-5 unit as a single lot, as it prepares to spin off the generator. ""Maybe we will organize an auction for 50 percent, it is a good idea,"" CFO Sergei Dubinin said Tuesday. The proposed sale, which would be for twice as much as the utility had originally planned to auction by May, will be discussed by the company's management and board, he said. (Bloomberg) VTB Net Reaches $1.1Bln VTB Group, Russia's second-largest lender, said profit last year more than doubled to $1.

Sberbank Sale Could Miss $7.6Bln Target

The final stretch of Sberbank's share sale looks likely to be a bumpy ride, as the market gives investors who bid on its shares every reason to pull out of the deal.

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