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Pizza Chain Looks to Deliver

Unlike in the United States where the pizza delivery industry is more than 50 years old, the Russian market started developing only in the 1990s and will demonstrate stable growth in the coming years, a U.S. pizza delivery chain said.

U.S. Seeks Justice for Kashin

Outrage over the gruesome weekend beating of Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin grew as the U.S. State Department and Amnesty International called for justice — and the authorities assigned their best investigators to the case.

Mironov Criticizes United Russia Plan

Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov is on a collision course with the Kremlin after he opposed United Russia-backed reforms for the upper house of parliament and demanded the direct election of its members.

Russia Bounces Back on Human Development

The Moscow Times
Russia ranked 65th among 169 countries, beating Kazakhstan but losing to Albania, in a UN human development report consisting of data on life expectancy, standard of living and other factors.

WHO: Russians Smoke the Most

More adults smoke in Russia than in any other heavy-smoking country, and their average life expectancy is one of the shortest among former Soviet countries, according to two separate but thematically linked reports released Tuesday.

$18.6Bln in Remittances Left in 2009

The World Bank ranked Russia fourth for 2009 among countries whose foreign residents transfer money abroad. The United States came in first, followed by Saudi Arabia and Switzerland. Russia came in 19th among remittance-receiving countries.

Former CIA Spy Pleads Guilty

The Associated Press
One of the highest-ranking CIA officers ever convicted of espionage will likely spend eight additional years in prison after pleading guilty to a scheme to collect money from former Russian contacts while behind bars.

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