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Baikal Preservation Group’s Offices Raided

Police on Thursday raided the offices of Baikal Wave, a Siberian environmental organization, in a move that the group says may be linked to their criticism of a plan to reopen Oleg Deripaska's pulp plant on Lake Baikal.

Kremlin’s Hand Seen in Plans for Disputed Black Sea Resort

Despite official denials, evidence points to Kremlin ties to an obscure organization overseeing the construction of a luxury resort in the heart of what was supposed to be a protected nature reserve.

Police Vow to Punish Politkovskaya's Killers

A senior police investigator said Thursday that suspects acquitted in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya last year were guilty and would be brought to justice.

Rosoboronexport Sees No Obstacles to Iran Arms Deal

2009 was a good year for the state's arms exporter, as sales of $7.4 billion smashed its previous record, though weapons deliveries to Iran have been stalled by political pressure.

New Fighter Makes Maiden Flight

A new jet fighter seen as Russia's response to U.S. advances in military aviation made a successful first test flight on Friday, plane maker Sukhoi said Friday.

Anti-Drugs Chief Calls Heroin a National Problem

The Moscow Times
The Federal Drug Control Service head says up to 2.5 million Russians are drug users, 90 percent of whom are addicted to heroin.

Luzhkov Unrepentant on Decision to Bulldoze Mansions

Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov insisted Thursday that the bulldozing of the disputed Rechnik neighborhood would continue and promised the destruction of a nearby $100 million residential complex.

Child Adoption and Graft Top U.S.-Russian Talks

A U.S.-Russian government commission on civil society skirted human rights issues at its first meeting, focusing instead on corruption and the adoption of Russian children.

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