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Medvedev Berates Belarus’ President

President Dmitry Medvedev angrily accused his Belarussian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, of sowing hostility between Moscow and Minsk in a video blog speech. Belarussian opposition praised it as Kremlin support for democratic change.

United Russia Lays Out Vote Strategy

The ruling United Russia party plans to collect at least 50 percent of the vote at each of the 7,850 regional and municipal polls, many of which will be single candidate elections, party bosses said.

2 Presidents Build Bridges – Literally

President Dmitry Medvedev and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych discussed the Kerch Strait bridge and said they hope that it will be completed by the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.

Drug Makers Praise Amended Law as Fair

Three international pharmaceutical companies praised new amendments to the law on the circulation of medicines, saying they will bring regulations closer to global standards.

Foreign Executives to Sit Down With Putin

Chiefs of major international firms will meet with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Oct. 18 at a session of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council, the government said.

Luzhkov Plans Movement, Not Party

Former Mayor Yury Luzhkov said in an interview published Monday that he is planning to create his own opposition-minded political movement but not a party.

Forex Memories Hard to Shake

A dark booth. A hole in the wall. Or just a window next to a casino door. It was inside these currency exchange booths where Russians first traded rubles for American dollars in post-Soviet days. Authorities made the booths illegal Friday.

Construction Sector Votes for New Path

The Russian construction industry set the course for its future Thursday in contentious elections held by its highest self-regulatory body. Yefim Basin, chief executive of the firm Inzhtransstroi, retained his position as president.

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