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Khodorkovsky Challenges Medvedev

Former Yukos chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky applied for parole on Wednesday in a bid to challenge President Dmitry Medvedev to follow through on promises to build an independent judiciary, his lawyers said.

Dudley's Contract Puts Visa In Peril

The Federal Migration Service has until Saturday to decide whether to extend the visa of TNK-BP CEO Robert Dudley, in a key decision in the shareholder dispute between BP and its Russian partners in the 50-50 joint venture.

A Plan to Let Prisoners Make One Phone Call

When Sergei Sankin was taken to a Nizhny Novgorod police station after his wife told officers that she wanted him out of their home, police told him that he would not be charged. What they didn’t tell him was that he would be punished.

Euro 2008 Puts Brakes On Output

The country's industrial output rose in June at the slowest pace in 5 1/2 years as workers focused on the national football team's progression through Euro 2008 and production of locomotives, cement and oil fell.

25 Superjet Orders at Air Show

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and Finmeccanica said Wednesday that their Superjet airliner venture won orders for 25 planes, worth about $750 million at list price.

Napolitano Backs New Security Pact

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Wednesday praised Russian proposals for new broad security framework for Europe, saying he would promote the idea within the European Union, in the warmest response so far from a Western politician to the Kremlin's overtures.

Baturina Denies Buying $100M Estate

Yelena Baturina, the country's wealthiest woman and wife of Mayor Yury Luzhkov, on Wednesday denied a report in a British newspaper that she had bought a luxurious London residence for $100 million.

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