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Medvedev Pitches Nanotechnology

The global nanotechnology market is worth about $250 billion today and may reach $2 trillion to $3 trillion by 2015, making it comparable to the market of natural resources, Medvedev said.

State Hopes to Raise $2.3Bln in 450 Sell-Offs

The forecast revenues from the privatizations would be dwarfed by the anticipated budget deficit of 3 trillion rubles.

New Politkovskaya Suspects Unearthed

The suspected triggerman, meanwhile, evaded capture in April and is traveling in Europe, the editor, Sergei Sokolov, said at a news conference.

Chechen Senator Dismissed at Own Request

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov's spokesman Alvi Karimov confirmed that the initiative to leave the Federation Council came from Umar Dzhabrailov, rather than from the Chechen authorities.

Ruble Rally Continues as Economists Urge Caution

The ruble firmed to 29.77 against the dollar from Tuesday's close at 29.83 as the U.S. currency remains on the defensive globally, with market players increasingly willing to take greater risks on currencies that promise greater returns.

Hundreds Rally in Moscow in Politkovskaya's Memory

The Associated Press
Some of Russia's most prominent human rights activists and opposition leaders took part in the rally, which began with a minute of silence at 4:03 p.m., the time Anna Politkovskaya was shot in her apartment building three years ago.

Kadyrov Wins Defamation Lawsuit

The Associated Press
Kadyrov sought 10 million rubles ($330,000) in damages, but judge Tatyana Fedosova ruled that Memorial and Orlov should pay 70,000 rubles ($2,300).

Exhausted Sharapova Falls, Kuznetsova Climbs at China Open

Sharapova had to come from 5-2 down in the third set to win a three-hour opening match on Tuesday, severely depleting her energy for the match against China's Peng Shuai.

Organizers Say Sochi Construction on Schedule

The Associated Press
Dmitry Chernyshenko, the president of the Sochi organizing committee, said construction on all venues will have started by early next year.

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