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Armed Forces Chief Shown the Door

President Dmitry Medvedev fired General Staff chief Yury Baluyevsky on Tuesday in a much-anticipated move after regular reports of disagreements with Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov over the direction and implementation of military reforms.

Questions Await Medvedev In Berlin

President Dmitry Medvedev will make a lightening visit to Berlin on Thursday for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel that promise to focus on rule of law back at home.

Catching a Ride to Sochi the Air Taxi Way

For many in Russia, catching a taxi involves haggling over 50 rubles with the driver of a beat-up Zhiguli — but Yevgeny Andrachnikov’s company is aiming much higher than that.

Million Rubles Offered For Car Arsonist's Arrest

Police on Tuesday offered a 1 million ruble ($41,600) reward for information leading to the arrest of a serial arsonist suspected of setting fire to 15 cars in southern Moscow over the past five nights.

TNK-BP May Halve 2007 Dividend

Combined Reports
TNK-BP International, owned 50-50 by British oil major BP and a group of Russian billionaires, may halve dividend payments for 2007 amid a corporate conflict between its shareholders.

Kudrin Says Ruble to Appreciate Less in 2008

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The government's 10.5 percent inflation target is still possible if world food prices do not rise, he says.

Moscow's Fig Leaf

The West could be sleepwalking into a war on the European continent. Georgia, which burst into view with a moving display of democratic ambition during the Rose Revolution of 2003, is teetering on the brink of war with Russia over the separatist Georgian enclave of Abkhazia.

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