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Nuclear Deal Reached With U.S.

Russia and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-awaited agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation that could allow the two countries to expand bilateral nuclear trade.

50,000 British Fans Coming to Town

In a bid to make it easy for supporters coming for the Champions League final, Russia is allowing them to use their tickets as visas.

Placeholder Premier Bids Farewell to His Cabinet

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If his terse summing-up of his 237 days in office for television newscasts was anything to go by, Viktor Zubkov presided over his last Cabinet meeting Tuesday as prime minister much as he had his first.

TNK-BP Wins Court Decision

A Moscow arbitration court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling to refund TNK-BP 9.7 billion rubles ($408 million) it paid as value-added tax in 2006, the company said Tuesday.

Railway Union Plans 2nd, Bigger Strike

An independent railway workers union said Tuesday that it would go on strike later this month if its members’ salaries were not doubled, raising the possibility that millions of commuter train passengers around the country will face delays and cancellations.

Stop Playing With Fire In Abkhazia

The ""frozen conflict"" between Georgia and Abkhazia is glowing red-hot again. Until recently, Georgia on one side and Abkhazia and its not-so-tacit patron, Russia, on the other had constrained themselves to belligerent rhetoric.

Limits On Lighting Up

New laws under consideration in the State Duma may restrict smoking in public places.

Likbez: Smoke-Free Cafes

There are already several cafes and restaurants in Moscow that have banned smoking altogether.

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