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CIS Allies Wary of Moscow After War

A year after Russian troops crushed the Georgian army in South Ossetia, Moscow has cobbled back together its ties with the West, but in a largely unforeseen consequence of the war relations with other former Soviet states have become increasingly strained.

Medvedev Orders Probe of State Corporations

The president wants the prosecutor general to find out whether the state corporation model should continue to be used.

Small Cut Made to Refinancing Rate

The Central Bank on Friday announced its fifth interest rate cut in four months to help the economy out of recession, but the step was smaller than on previous occasions because of concerns over rising inflation.

Relative Calm May Be at an End

Equity markets have been mostly range-bound throughout the summer, taking a breather from a dramatic bounce in the first five months of the year.

IMF Urges State to Scale Back Stimulus

Instead, the fund says the government should focus on the banking sector’s problems.

Politkovskaya Trial to Continue

The judge presiding over the retrial of the men charged with involvement in the murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya on Friday threw out requests from her family’s lawyers to send the case back to the prosecutor for further investigation.

Cut-Price, Not Free Moscow Tennis

Anyone who looks at the top 10 female tennis players in the world right now might think that Russia is a paradise for the sport. The country has the No. 1 player in the world, Dinara Safina, and another four in the top 10. But try and get a game in the city, and you are soon struggling.

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