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Duma Deputy Goes Missing

State Duma Deputy Ashot Yegiazaryan has disappeared without trace, the leader of his party's parliamentary faction said Wednesday, fueling speculation that the Liberal Democrat lawmaker might have fled the country.

Resin Gets United Russia Fast-Track

Acting Mayor Vladimir Resin joined United Russia on Wednesday, getting the fast-track treatment a day after meeting with party leader and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

IKEA Will Focus on Existing Investments

IKEA is changing its strategy in Russia to focus on existing stores rather than expansion to more sites, new IKEA CEO for Russia Per Wendschlag said. No new sites will be opened in the next three to five years, he said.

Kremlin Council Offers Police Reforms

The Kremlin's human rights council has sent amendments to a controversial police bill to President Dmitry Medvedev that call for a leaner police force and higher salaries for officers, council members said Wednesday.

Minority Investor Opposes RusAl Bid

European minority shareholders are unlikely to support United Company RusAl's initiative to re-elect Norilsk Nickel's board of directors at an emergency shareholders meeting scheduled for Oct. 21, one of the investors said Wednesday.

Villagers, Billionaire Tussle Over War Statue

Sixty-five years after World War II ended, a new village monument to honor the fallen soldiers has became the center of a new battle between local residents and a billionaire who wants to tear it down.

Investigators See Progress On Politkovskaya Murder

Investigators have tracked down the underground workshop that made the gun used to kill journalist Anna Politkovskaya, pushing forward their inquiry into her 2006 death, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported Wednesday.

Bryansk 'Pirate' Held in Microsoft Case

The Moscow Times
A Bryansk region resident faces up to eight years in prison on charges of pirating 53 million rubles ($1.7 million) worth of Microsoft software through file-sharing networks, news reports said.

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