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20 Prison Officials Fired After Lawyer’s Death

The president signed a decree to dismiss a score of prison officials following the death of Sergei Magnitsky, but the lawyer's former boss and Hermitage Capital say Medvedev should see the prison officials as just the tip of the iceberg.

3 Dead in Moscow Region Fire

The blaze at a cafe in Mytishchi, a town 20 kilometers northeast of Moscow, injured four workers at a nearby market and caused traffic jams at the intersection of the Moscow Ring Road and Ostashkovskoye Shosse, Interfax reported.

Investigators Target Fire Inspector Over Perm Blaze

A local fire inspector who failed to close the nightclub during a visit nearly three years ago is now under investigation.

Traffic Policeman Admits To Rape Spree in Moscow

A traffic policeman who was arrested during a sting operation has admitted to multiple charges of sexual assault in southern Moscow.

Belarus Gets Extended Discount on Gas

Under the terms of the new deal, Belarus could continue to pay preferential rates for Russian gas for another four or five years.

Customs Union Will Send Papers to WTO

The World Trade Organization is waiting for an official note from the delegations of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan that will explain their plans for the customs union.

LUKoil Snaps Up Coveted Iraqi Field

LUKoil and Statoil together secured developer rights to a major Iraqi oilfield with an estimated 12.9 billion barrels of recoverable reserves.

Moscow Aims to Carry Over Balance of Emissions Rights

Combined Reports
Russia wants to carry over its unused Kyoto Protocol emissions quotas into a new climate agreement.

Berlin May Recall Envoy Amid Charges He’s Too Soft on Russia

The Moscow Times
Der Spiegel reported that Germany's ambassador to Russia might be replaced, but government officials have not confirmed the decision.

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