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Mitsubishi Revives $1Bln Tatarstan Fertilizer Factory

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said that it would build a $1 billion fertilizer plant in Tatarstan for a state-owned Russian company, reviving a deal that didn't take off two years ago.

Cyrillic Domain Names Sell Fast

The body overseeing the .рф Internet domain said 184,352 addresses were snapped up Thursday as registration was opened to the general public, though some of the sexiest real estate was already long gone.

Medvedev to Take Questions Online

President Dmitry Medvedev will hold an online question-and-answer session with the public next week in what analysts called a show of his commitment to modernization and his wish to run for president in 2012.

Government Drafts E-Payment Rules

The government approved on Thursday the text of a long-awaited bill that will regulate electronic payments. The volume of such payments in Russia is expected to grow by 40 percent this year, according to the E-Money Association.

Fradkov Under Fire for Spy Defection

State Duma deputies demanded the ouster of spymaster Mikhail Fradkov on Thursday for failing to expose a double agent in his Foreign Intelligence Service who purportedly betrayed 11 Russian agents to the United States in June.

Politkovskaya Sleuths Take Up Kashin Case

The Moscow Times
A new team of investigators — the third in four days — has been assigned to the case of Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin, who is slowly recovering from a severe weekend beating near his home in downtown Moscow.

Wife and Son of Detained ‘Spy’ Lash Out at Tbilisi

The relatives of a retired Russian police officer arrested on spying charges in Georgia accused Tbilisi authorities on Thursday of denying him a fair trial.

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