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New 'Party of Action' Looks to 2011

A wealthy businessman unveiled plans to create a new party, sparking debate about whether it was another Kremlin-backed project for the 2011 parliamentary elections or the independent initiative of an ambitious entrepreneur.

Swedish Judge Arrests State Assets

A German businessman has claimed success in a multiyear effort to confiscate Kremlin property, saying a court in Stockholm has ordered an arrest on Russian state assets in Sweden.

Mikhalkov Looms Over Copyright Fight

Film director Nikita Mikhalkov is looming over a dispute about collecting fees on imported electronic devices and recordable media, which may be worth $100 million per year.

Yukos Prosecutors Seek Mild Sentence

Prosecutors think former Yukos owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky should be convicted of embezzlement but suggested leniency because of legislative changes.

Web Firms Weigh In On New Internet Bill

Five leading Internet companies are urging Russian lawmakers to exclude intellectual property rights infringement from their realm of responsibility.

E-Government Needs $2.6Bln For Services

The Communications and Press Ministry is seeking 80 billion rubles ($2.6 billion) next year to help government agencies deploy systems that will let citizens get services through the Internet.

Kremlin Investigates Worm, Mulls Suit

The Moscow Times
The Kremlin promised Thursday to check the salad production chain at its kitchen after a governor reported being served an earthworm at a state dinner — but hinted that it did not believe the allegations and may even sue.

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