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Gas Flowing Again Toward Europe

Gazprom resumed pumping natural gas into Ukraine on its way to Europe on Tuesday, two weeks after a contract dispute cut supplies to about 20 European countries.

Putin Orders New Budget at $41 Oil

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered changes to this year’s federal budget to take into account the sharp drop in global oil prices, a decision that could pave the way for further spending of the Reserve Fund.

Hundreds Remember Slain Lawyer

Hundreds of people carrying flowers and candles visited the blood-smeared spot on Tuesday in central Moscow where lawyer Stanislav Markelov and reporter Anastasia Baburova were slain, many expressing indignation with tears in their eyes.

National Bolshevik Beaten To Death

By Anna Malpas and Carl Schreck
An activist with the banned National Bolshevik Party was beaten to death in southeast Moscow, his face smashed almost beyond recognition, in an attack his friends believe may have been connected to his opposition politics.

Court Rules Against The Times in Prokhorov Suit

The Moscow Times
A Moscow court on Tuesday ruled against The Moscow Times in a defamation case filed by billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, upholding its earlier order for the newspaper to publish a retraction and pay a fine of 1,000 rubles.

Renters Getting Room to Bargain

Four months ago, finding a deal in apartment rentals in Moscow — a billionaire-ridden city that took first place in Mercer’s 2008 worldwide cost-of-living survey — was nearly unheard of.

Belykh's Destitute Island

By Vladimir Ryzhkov

Medvedev: Sanctions For Arming Georgia

President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday empowered the government to impose economic sanctions on countries that sell arms to Georgia, with which Russia fought a five-day war in August.

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