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Kremlin Ends Chechnya Operations

The Kremlin on Thursday declared that the counterterrorist operation in Chechnya was over, effectively ending a security regime imposed in September 1999 when federal troops poured into the North Caucasus republic and squashed separatists.
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State in Unrivaled Drive to Clean Up Fishing

But fishing companies fear that the tightening of regulations, including a new "All Fish Ashore" law, will make them unprofitable.

Russia, Azerbaijan Seek Broader Gas Ties

The Associated Press
Talks between Russia and Azerbaijan on Friday paved the way for a gas supply agreement that may undermine Western Europe's efforts to reduce their energy dependence on Russia.

Illegal Development Linked to Kremlin

Krasnodar regional authorities say in public documents that a Kremlin department is developing an illegal resort inside a protected nature reserve on the Black Sea.

2 Detained In Sochi Bombings

Two suspects have been detained in connection with a series of deadly blasts over the past year in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, investigators said Thursday.

Arms Talks With U.S. Will Start Next Week

Russian and U.S. officials will begin negotiating a new deal next week to cut strategic nuclear weapons, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

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