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Free access archive Owner Shot Dead

The owner of the embattled opposition web site was killed Sunday after being detained by police, and his supporters promised massive protests that could lead to a sharp escalation in violence in the restive region.

EU Meets As Talk of Sanctions Recedes

and Anna Smolchenko
European Union leaders are unlikely to call for economic sanctions Monday when they convene in Brussels for an emergency meeting to formulate a joint response to Russia’s actions in the conflict with Georgia.

Tbilisi Closes Embassy, Toughens Visa Regime

Georgia severed diplomatic ties with Russia and toughened visa requirements for Russian citizens over the weekend in response to Moscow’s decision to recognize the independence of its separatist provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

New Stalin for New School Year

Last year, a controversial teachers’ manual described him as an “effective manager.” Now a new manual explains that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin acted rationally in conducting a campaign of terror to ensure the country’s modernization.

Banned U.S. Chicken Suppliers Named

Combined Reports
Russia, the biggest market for U.S. poultry exporters, will ban imports from 19 producers in the United States and warned on Friday that another 29 suppliers faced a possible ban on health and safety grounds.

Evraz Expands Profit On High Steel Prices

Evraz Group, Russia’s biggest steelmaker by market value, announced an 82 percent jump in first-quarter net income to $2 billion because of strong pricing, acquisitions and an improved sales mix, the company said in a statement Friday.

As Conflict Ends, Markets on Road to Recovery

After tumbling to its lowest point in almost two years on Tuesday, Russia's MICEX Index began to slowly claw its way back over the rest of the week, suggesting a possible end to the volatility that has plagued the country's markets since tensions erupted between Russia and Georgia on Aug. 8.

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