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Islamists Stage Suicide Attack on Chechen Parliament

Combined Reports
Islamist rebels killed at least four people and wounded 17 others Tuesday as they tried to seize Chechnya's parliament in a brazen attack that showed that Russia has failed to quell insurgency on its southern flank.

Investors Asked for Talent And Tech

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised foreign investors that the government was ready to privatize "interesting" stakes in state companies but asked that they contribute "smart investments" of technology and know-how to improve the Russian economy.

Russian Newsweek, Citing Costs, Closes

Newsweek's Russian edition ceased publication Monday after the weekly failed to break even during nearly six years of publication, said its publisher.

Real Estate Attractive To Foreign Investors

As the real estate market bounces back in Russia, foreign investors are returning but are a long way from recovering the dominant position they held before the global financial crisis, market watchers say.

Veterans Slam Serdyukov in Video

A union of former paratroopers criticized Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov in a video for ordering a provincial commander to demolish a church built on the territory of his academy.

Chaika’s Younger Son Linked to Traffic Flap

A female motorist has complained about being harassed by police and someone resembling the son of Prosecutor General Yury Chaika after she refused to give way to two Mercedes sedans following a police motorcade.

Peruvian Transsexual Robs Muscovite

The Moscow Times
Moscow police have detained a Peruvian transsexual for attacking and robbing a Muscovite who refused his advances, Moskovsky Komsomolets reported Monday.

2 Jailed in Ruslan Yamadayev's Killing

A Chechen convicted of slaying Ruslan Yamadayev, a former State Duma deputy and powerful rival of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, in 2008 was jailed for 20 years Monday.

Deported Spies Get Top State Award

Combined Reports
President Dmitry Medvedev bestowed the country's highest state honor Monday on the Russian sleeper agents deported from the United States as part of the countries' biggest spy swap since the Cold War.

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