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12/29/2009

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Yevsyukov Partially Admits His Guilt

Denis Yevsyukov, speaking on the first day of his trial in the Moscow City Court, is charged with two counts of murder and 22 counts of attempted murder in connection with a shooting spree in a grocery store on April 27.

Bankers and Bureaucrats Predict a Tough 2010

As bankers and government officials were clearing out for the New Year’s holiday this week, there was little cause for cheer.

Putin’s Watch, Music and Torso Top Weird News of 2009

It was the first year of the Dmitry Medvedev Era, the first full calendar year under the new, younger guy, but it still continued to throw up enough odd and bizarre stories as the old era.

Putin Launches Pacific Oil Terminal

Russia expanded its foothold on the Asian energy market with the click of a mouse Monday.

People Who Block Roads Face Prison

The government has submitted a bill to the State Duma that would boost fines and introduce prison terms for protesters who block roads.

Shoplifters Take ‘Hobby’ Online

As Moscow stores see a surge in shoplifting ahead of the New Year’s holidays, at least part of their problems can be traced to an unlikely source: a LiveJournal community of dedicated shoplifters.

$700M Shipyards Planned for Far East

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday announced plans for the state-run United Shipbuilding Corporation to build two major infrastructure projects with foreign partners, with investments of a combined $700 million.

Superjet 100 Indefinitely Delayed

Combined Reports
Deliveries of the Superjet 100 have indefinitely been delayed because the engines are not ready.

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