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01/21/2009

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Court Backs Jailed Yukos Lawyer

A top regional court on Wednesday opened the door to the possibility that jailed Yukos lawyer Svetlana Bakhmina will be granted early release, albeit no sooner than early summer.

Expats Digging In for Long Haul

Although Russia has found itself among the countries worst-hit by the global financial mayhem, expatriates living here seem to be casting their lots with their adopted country, hunkering down through the economic malaise in hopes of brighter times ahead.

Hundreds Remember Slain Lawyer

People place flowers and candles on the Moscow sidewalk where human rights lawyer Markelov and a reporter were killed.

Lebedev Buys Control of Evening Standard

The Moscow Times
Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev has purchased a controlling stake in British newspaper the Evening Standard, the newspaper's parent company announced Wednesday.

Russia Asks Obama for Change

Reuters
The Foreign Ministry is calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to end Washington's ""anti-Russian"" policy of granting swift NATO membership to Ukraine and Georgia.

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