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08/25/2009

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‘Recession Over but Crisis Remains’

The economy posted a second straight month of tenuous growth in July, prompting two of the government’s top anti-crisis officials to say Russia was edging out of a recession.

New Anti-Cheating Exam Leads to Cheating

Even as university hopefuls sat down this summer for the Single State Exam, designed to fight corruption and cheating in education, a number of them had managed to buy the exam’s questions and answers in advance.

Chechen Rebels Order Zakayev's Death

Reuters
Chechen rebels called on Tuesday for prominent separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev to be killed, saying he had abandoned Islam by recognizing the legitimacy of the restive region's Kremlin-backed government. Posted 2:34 p.m.

2 Suspected Hijackers Appeal Their Arrest

One Russian and one Latvian among the eight suspects arrested on charges of hijacking and piracy on Friday said they were innocent of the changes.

Killer Gets 14 Years for Jesuit Slaying

The Moscow Times
Mikhail Orekhov was found guilty of killing Victor Betancourt, 42, a Jesuit priest from Ecuador, in November 2008 in an apartment where Betancourt lived in central Moscow. Posted 3:29 p.m.

Airlines Facing EU Fines on Emissions

About 100 Russian airlines and other operators that fly to and from Europe will now have to join a European emissions program, facing potential fines for not complying with rules and deadlines.

City Floats New Spot To House Parliament

A new building that will house both chambers of parliament may soon be built near the former site of Rossiya Hotel, Moscow chief architect Vladimir Kuzmin said in an interview published Monday.

‘White Tara’ Medvedev Pledges Cash

Russian Buddhists revere Dmitry Medvedev as a deity, and the president seemed to live up to their expectations.

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