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Rule Lifted for Private Pilots

A small but devoted army of amateur pilots will be able to take to the sky with an hour's notice starting Monday instead of waiting 24 hours to get permission from federal authorities.

French Firm to Upgrade Rosneft Sites

French power company Schneider Electric and its Russian joint venture partner, Electroshield, will be "closely involved" in the $3 billion modernization of three Rosneft refineries, Schneider Electric president Jean-Pascal Tricoire said Friday.

Rosatom to Build Vietnam Plant

Rosatom signed an agreement to build the first nuclear power station in Vietnam as President Dmitry Medvedev wrapped up a two-day visit to the country.

'One Click' Tracking For Kremlin Decrees

A Kremlin official said Friday that the government would implement by year-end a system for tracking statistics on the fulfillment of presidential orders.

United Russia Wants to Create PC Games

United Russia intends to team up with the country's computer gaming community to create educational and social games, the party announced on its web site, and it has the support of a cybergaming group.

Shamanov Injured in Car Crash

Paratroopers commander Vladimir Shamanov was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries sustained in a car crash that killed one and injured two other military officials near Tula on Saturday morning.

Hundreds Rally Quietly Amid Tussles

No major disruptions spoiled the first authorized opposition rally attended by at least 800 protesters on Triumfalnaya Ploshchad on Sunday evening, but riot police suppressed all attempts to take their protest outside the designated venue.

Sobyanin Tells Shuffled Staff to Work Earlier

The Moscow Times
Mayor Sergei Sobyanin fired two city district heads, appointed a new prefect and proposed that City Hall officials start their work an hour earlier to ease Moscow traffic.

Putin Promises 11 New Wildlife Reserves

The Moscow Times
Russia will get 11 more new wildlife reserves and 10 national parks over the next decade, and environmental inspectors will get a boost in both number and salaries, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Medvedev's Popularity Hits 76%, Close to Putin’s 77%

Combined Reports
President Dmitry Medvedev has an approval rating of 76 percent, just below Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's rating of 77 percent, according to a new poll.

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