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05/13/2009

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Radishes, Trash Await Olympic Panel

Russia’s top Olympic official sought to reassure the International Olympic Committee last week that preparations were in full swing for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Some Foreigners to Qualify for Visa-Free Trips

Foreigners arriving in Russia by ferry will be allowed to stay in the country for up to three days without a visa, according to a governmental decree to be published Wednesday.

Russia and Japan Sign Nuclear Deal

Russia and Japan agreed on Tuesday to expand their cooperation in the nuclear industry as part of a visit to Tokyo by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who presided over a deal that will open the way for contracts worth billions of dollars between the world's two leading nuclear technology powers.

Lesbians Lose Bid to Get Married

The brides wore white satin and pinstripes Tuesday morning as Irina Shepitko and Irina Fedotova-Fet tried to register the country's first-ever lesbian marriage.

Ukraine Puts Brave Face on Euro 2012 Decision

Reuters
Ukrainian officials put on a brave face over UEFA's suggestion Wednesday that Kiev could be stripped of the final of Euro 2012 and its decision to delay naming any other host cities in Ukraine. Posted 7:19 p.m.

Helicopter Cleared to Fly 3 Days Before Crash

The helicopter that crashed over the weekend, killing Irkutsk's governor, received its airworthiness certificate just three days before it went down, authorities said Tuesday.

Glavstroi Denies Sale Report

The Moscow Times
Oleg Deripaska's holding company Basic Element on Tuesday denied reports that it was seeking a buyer for all or part of its construction arm, Glavstroi, but said it was looking for a strategic partner for some of the company's businesses.

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