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Kozhin Tipped as Moscow's Mayor

A senior Kremlin bureaucrat was tipped as the latest front-runner in a race to become Moscow's new mayor on Thursday, even as newly ousted Yury Luzhkov pledged not to quit politics.

Patent Court Planned for Skolkovo

Protection of intellectual property rights in Russia should get a significant boost thanks to a special new court, which could be located at Skolkovo.

New Probes Into 5 Journalists' Deaths

The Investigative Committee said investigations have been reopened into the deaths of five journalists after it received new information from a U.S. media watchdog.

New Seaport to Turn Murmansk Into Hub

A new seaport may be built in Murmansk as part of a government initiative to develop the northern city as a key transportation hub, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said.

Communist Poll Boycott Is Banned

An election campaign took an odd turn when the Central Election Commission banned the Communist Party from boycotting the upcoming legislative vote in the Krasnodar region.

U.K.-Irish Firm to Revamp Museum

Moscow's Polytechnical Museum is about to begin its transformation into a modern science center after a British-Irish firm won a competition to produce a concept study.

Trial Over Petrik's Water Filters Begins

A Moscow court began hearings on a lawsuit against inventor Viktor Petrik on accusations that he developed and promoted water filters that were ineffective and potentially harmful.

Blimp ‘Enters’ Airport Airspace

The Moscow Times
Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport was thrown into confusion Thursday after a stray blimp hovered over a runway for half an hour, the tabloid reported, although the airport denied any intrusion into its airspace.

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