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11/02/2009

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Miliband Flies In for ‘Frank’ Talks

The visit, the first after five years of intense diplomatic disputes between the Britain and Russia, follows Lavrov’s declaration last month that Russia was ready to “reset” relations with Britain, just as it did with the United States earlier this year.

Medvedev Gets His Wish for .рф Domain

The first step in a long effort to make the Internet less reliant on the Latin alphabet allows “nations and territories to apply for Internet extensions … made up of characters from their national language.”

Putin, Tymoshenko Stoke Gas Fears

Putin's comments come in the run-up to a Ukrainian presidential election Jan. 17, in which Tymoshenko will challenge Yushchenko and former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.

Criminal Collusion Law in Force

The new law provides for up to seven years of imprisonment and a fine of up to 1 million rubles ($34,400) for those convicted of collusion.

Pirates Seize 23 Kaliningrad Sailors

Somali pirates on two skiffs captured the Thai Union 3 ship as it was fishing for tuna about 200 nautical miles north of the Seychelles archipelago and 650 miles off the Somali coast.

Medvedev Raps Soviet-Era Repression

Combined Reports
The president lamented millions of deaths and “maimed destinies” in some of the strongest criticism of the Communist era to come from the Kremlin since Vladimir Putin came to power a decade ago.

Putin Slashes State Support for Banks

Combined Reports
The government will more than halve the funds aimed to support banks in 2010 to 100 billion rubles ($3.4 billion), Putin said at a meeting with United Russia officials.

National Census Back On for 2010

Vedomosti
In August, State Statistics Service and government began saying the census could be pushed back by two years, and later some even said it could be delayed until 2013.

UN Panel Criticizes Russia on Human Rights

The Associated Press
The findings came in a report by an 18-member panel of independent experts who urged the Kremlin to implement a number of legal reforms.
Municipal workers clearing snow around cars in northern Moscow on Sunday after 0.5 centimeters fell on the capital overnight, causing City Hall to deploy the workers and 3,000 snow-removal vehicles. Moscow welcomed its first snowfall of the season Friday and is forecast to see additional snow this week.

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Municipal workers clearing snow around cars in northern Moscow on Sunday after 0.5 centimeters fell on the capital overnight, causing City Hall to deploy the workers and 3,000 snow-removal vehicles. Moscow welcomed its first snowfall of the season Friday and is forecast to see additional snow this week.

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