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Chinese to Lend $6Bln for Coal

The government will unveil coal deposits that Russian companies will develop using $6 billion in Chinese loans by the year's end, Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky said Monday.

A Blacklist and Fraud as Census Ends

A mayor threatened to blacklist wealthy census dodgers and several census takers spoke of fraud as the first national population count in eight years wrapped up Monday.

Shake Up Precedes 4G Frequency Meeting

The federal communications watchdog on Monday appointed Konstantin Chertkov as director of the General Radio Frequency Center following scandals over the distribution of fourth generation licenses.

Report: Luzhkov Seeks U.K. Visa

Yury Luzhkov has applied for a British visa but has no plans to abandon Russia after being ousted as Moscow's mayor last month amid a flurry of state television reports linking him and his wife to possible corruption, reported Monday.

Partnership With Iceland in the Works

Russia plans to use Iceland’s experience to develop its market for renewable energy sources, Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko said Monday. An agreement may be signed with the Icelandic government to cooperate in the field of geothermal energy.

Sobyanin Allows Larger 31st Rally

New Mayor Sergei Sobyanin's administration on Monday made another conciliatory move toward the opposition by significantly boosting the number of people who will be allowed to rally on Triumfalnaya Ploshchad this weekend.

Downtown Clashes Over 'Risky' Hotel

The Moscow Times
Residents of a central Moscow neighborhood blocked the ongoing construction of a seven-story hotel Monday, claiming the project is illegal and may destroy their own homes, a local activist said.

Putin's Baby Boom Spurs Importers

Thanks to a demographic blip and some help from the state, the birthrate is rising in Russia, and the market for children's products is following suit, with imports playing the dominant role.

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