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Facebook Investor Drives Innovation

Yuri Milner and his company Digital Sky Technologies are said to be the driving force behind a wave of innovation in Russian social networking sites that could be the future of the industry.

Dagestan Says Tragedy Averted as Blast Kills One

Dagestani police said they averted a major terrorist attack Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in his car, killing one and injuring 13, during a police check on the outskirts of Makhachkala.

In Concession, Putin Calls War Pact Immoral

Ahead of a speech in the Polish port of Gdansk on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II, Prime Minister Putin made a key concession to Warsaw by saying that Moscow’s deal with Hitler to carve up Europe was “immoral.”

Beslan Remembers Attack 5 Years On

The Associated Press
Wailing mothers and anguished relatives on Tuesday commemorated the fifth anniversary of Russia's worst terrorist attack, mourning the hundreds killed at Beslan's School No. 1.

Medvedev Shows Off His Own Photos

President Medvedev revealed a taste for amateur photography Tuesday as the Kremlin web site opened in a new updated version, including his shots of snowy landscapes and traffic policemen.

Yamadayev Suspects Go on Trial

The trial involves only two of the six suspects in the Dubai killing of Sulim Yamadayev, a Chechen commander and recipient of the Hero of Russia award, as well as a bitter foe of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov.

Okhta Tower Defended in 'Theatrical' Debate

About 500 people met at the Hotel Karelia for a final public debate on the $1.9 billion development, which will now be sent to city authorities for approval.

John Deere To Pump $125M Into New Plant

The Moscow region facility is the company’s first step in its Russian expansion plan, which was announced on the sidelines of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit in July.

Moscow Tests New Model for Building

By Bela Lyauv / Vedomosti
The city is creating a public-private partnership on a construction project in the Ramenka district for which authorities will bear all the infrastructure costs.

Evraz Posts H1 Loss of $999M

Russian steelmakers have suffered from weak domestic demand, particularly from builders and carmakers, since last September, prompting steel prices to fall more than 50 percent.
Schoolchildren leaving Rizhsky Market in northern Moscow on Monday afternoon with flowers to give to their teachers on the first day of classes on Tuesday. Bouquets of flowers cost 300 rubles to 500 rubles ($10 to $15), and the back-to-school tradition requires each child to take at least one.

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Schoolchildren leaving Rizhsky Market in northern Moscow on Monday afternoon with flowers to give to their teachers on the first day of classes on Tuesday. Bouquets of flowers cost 300 rubles to 500 rubles ($10 to $15), and the back-to-school tradition requires each child to take at least one.

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