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Traffic Plan Crashes City's Web Site

City Hall's web site crashed Wednesday after Mayor Sergei Sobyanin published his long-awaited plan to fight Moscow traffic jams, a dire problem that has caused frustrated motorists to half-jokingly make an online call to arms.

First Party Backs 2nd Medvedev Term

Right Cause, which styles itself as a liberal opposition party, has become the first party to officially support the candidature of President Dmitry Medvedev for a second term in 2012.

English Language to Rule Skies

By Anastasia Dagayeva / Vedomosti
Russian pilots and air traffic controllers at the country's international airports will be required to conduct all conversations in English starting in March 2011, and the practice could eventually be extended to domestic flights.

More Denials Over Kashin Attack

The Investigative Committee's top department was assigned on Wednesday to handle the case of the attack on Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin, who remained heavily sedated, as suspects singled out by the media denied involvement.

U.K. Firm Will Make Lighting

British lighting equipment producer Abacus announced plans Wednesday for its Russian unit to build a plant in St. Petersburg next year as the country is pursuing numerous construction projects to prepare for the Olympics and an international summit.

Investigators in Magnitsky Case Get Awards

The Moscow Times
The Interior Ministry has awarded officers connected to the investigation of a tax evasion case against Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in pretrial detention last year, Magnitsky's supporters said Wednesday.

Gazprom: Korean Market to Rival France

Gazprom's sales to South Korea should pull even with supplies to major European buyers like France by 2017 as the Russian gas export monopoly turns its attention toward burgeoning Asian markets, Gazprom chief Alexei Miller said Wednesday.

Iran Says to Test Own S-300 Missile

Iran has developed a version of the Russian S-300 missile and will test-fire it soon, the official news agency IRNA said, two months after Moscow decided not to deliver the missile to Tehran to comply with UN sanctions.

Police Say Reporter Staged Beating

The Moscow Times
Moscow region police on Wednesday accused a local reporter of staging an attack on himself for unclear reasons, Interfax reported.

Medvedev 'To Expand' NATO Transit Deal

President Dmitry Medvedev is expected to allow NATO to take armored vehicles to Afghanistan through Russian territory under an expanded transit deal that would reduce reliance on more risky routes in Pakistan, NATO diplomats said Wednesday.

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