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Medvedev Pushes for Efficiency

President Dmitry Medvedev said that the country needs to start thinking seriously about energy efficiency in the housing sector and promised that he would deal with governors who are "irresponsible" in delaying installation of modern equipment.

Dagestani TV Journalist Fears for Life

The Memorial rights group appealed to authorities Tuesday about the plight of a Dagestani journalist who has received anonymous death threats and been harassed by law enforcement agencies after a report about police torture.

Corruption Rating Barely Changed

Despite President Dmitry Medvedev's efforts to fight corruption, the country remains firmly rooted in the bottom league of Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.

Sobyanin Keeps Luzhkov's Team – for Now

Nearly no Luzhkov-era officials were dismissed as new Mayor Sergei Sobyanin appointed his government — but analysts called the lineup a temporary measure to mask the gradual replacement of the old guard.

Iran Injects Fuel Into First Nuclear Reactor

Associated Press
Iran began loading fuel into the core of its first nuclear power plant on Tuesday, moving closer to the startup of a facility that the United States once hoped to stop over fears of Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

Bones at Smolensk Crash Site

Polish experts have retrieved bones, probably human, from the site of an air crash near Smolensk where Poland's president and dozens of other dignitaries perished in April, prosecutors said Tuesday.

99% of St. Petersburg Counted in Census

The Moscow Times
A senior St. Petersburg statistics official said that 99 percent of the city's residents took part in this year's census, despite widespread reports of apathy and even hostility toward it.

Deaths Up 18% in Heat Wave

Deaths soared nearly 18 percent nationwide last summer amid a heat wave that fanned wildfires and blanketed Moscow with acrid smoke, a new government report said.

Sobyanin's First Emergency: Pipe

The Moscow Times
Moscow’s new government faced its first emergency Tuesday when a broken cold water pipe flooded four streets during morning rush hour, choking traffic and leaving 12 apartment buildings without power, RIA-Novosti reported.

Azeris Accused of Targeting Dissenters

A leading rights watchdog accused Azerbaijan on Tuesday of concerted efforts to silence dissent, cushioned from criticism by its strategic importance to the West.

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