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Old House Razed on Eve of City Vote

What makes Thursday’s demolition of the two-story house near Ulitsa Bolshaya Ordynka remarkable is that Mayor Yury Luzhkov’s City Hall had promised to protect the site, and the razing occurred on the eve of City Duma elections.

Mirax Chief Uses Moskva-City to Gauge Crisis

The development of several projects within the Moskva-City business center was frozen last November as real estate prices plummeted.

Obama's Peace Prize Greeted Skeptically in Russia

The Nobel Committee will present the prize to Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" and for his "vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons," the committee said in a statement.

‘Black Hawks’ Get Hefty Prison Terms

The six Caucasus defendants, dubbed the Black Hawks by the media and human rights groups, were found guilty of assaulting two teenage Russians in a 2008 racially motivated attack.

Mitvol Given Funeral Bouquet for Dirty Campaign

A Communist State Duma deputy running against Mitvol in the City Duma elections on Sunday delivers the flowers, saying they are to mourn the demise of "political freedom and decency" in the Northern Administrative District.

A Just Russia Creates Comics of 'Superhero' Party Leader

In one of the Just Russia cartoons, party leader and Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov is using a vacuum cleaner to try to suck away a chicken leg being eaten by Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov.

Nuclear Policy Set To Change

The new doctrine being drafted by military officials would “formulate provisions” on nuclear and preventive strikes that would “differ slightly from the ones that were before," a Security Council official said.

Russia Mulls U.S. Remark on Ukraine Radar Stations

The Moscow Times
Alexander Vershbow, a U.S. assistant secretary of defense, was quoted in the magazine "Defense News" as saying Washington had added Ukraine to the list of possible early warning sites as part of its refashioning of a European missile defense system.

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The decision to award one of the world's top accolades to a president less than nine months into his first term, who has yet to score a major foreign policy success, came as a major surprise.

VEB Prolongs $10Bln in Foreign Currency Loans

Combined Reports
The state decided to prolong the loans because many of the companies are in the process of restructuring their foreign debt, Dmitriyev said.

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