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Protests Spur Plan To Seize Factories

A senior United Russia lawmaker submitted a bill to the State Duma on Wednesday to nationalize the troubled factories in a Leningrad region town where residents blocked a highway over wage arrears a day earlier.

Broke Belarus Slaps Lender Russia in the Face

The Belarussian Central Bank’s web site is not exactly what you call an exciting read, but surfing its statistics section these days is harrowing, to say the least.

Stocks Fall Over 7% In 4-Month Record

Stocks slumped the most in almost four months as Citigroup advised investors to sell shares after the market doubled in three months.

Banker Sacked for Prediction

Sberbank fired an executive who forecast that bad loans could spark a major sell-off of real estate pledged with Russian banks, the bank said Wednesday.

New Structure of KIT Finance Outlined

The Deposit Insurance Agency outlined the new structure of failed bank KIT Finance on Wednesday, heavily relying on Russian Railways and TransFinCapital to rehabilitate the brokerage -- one of the first victims of the financial crisis last October.

Ex-KGB Officer Holes Up in Church

A former KGB officer was holed up in a Canadian church on Wednesday in hopes of avoiding deportation back to Russia after being declared a security threat.

Marchuk Shines in Unworldy Tale of Young Girl

Viktoria Zvyagina’s play shows a woman grow from a fetus to sexual maturity in 90 minutes.

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