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Daimler Investigation Opened

The Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor General's Office said Friday that it is opening a corruption case related to purchases of Mercedes-Benz automobiles by state agencies.

Medvedev Confirms Mole Betrayed Spies

President Dmitry Medvedev confirmed on Friday that 11 Russian sleeper agents gathering intelligence on the United States had been betrayed by a mole in the Foreign Intelligence Service and said the secretive body should learn from the incident.

Russian Standard to Buy Ukraine's Nemiroff

By Maria Dranishnikova / Vedomosti
Rustam Tariko's Russian Standard has agreed to purchase Nemiroff, one of Ukraine's largest alcohol producers, an acquaintance of both companies' management and a distributor for one of the companies told Vedomosti.

Football Fans Deny Beating Kashin

The Moscow Times
Russian sport fans on Friday slammed speculations that people who have beaten up Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin were football hooligans, calling such rumors “lies and provocation” and accusing the media of a biased attitude.

Reporter Kashin Comes Out of Coma

Oleg Kashin, the Kommersant reporter who was savagely beaten by unidentified attackers last weekend, has regained consciousness after lying in an artificially induced coma for almost a week, his wife said Friday.

Graft Tip-Off Triggers Court Purge

The Moscow Times
Two judges of the Savyolovsky District Court resigned during a probe into their work, and four more faced disciplinary sanctions over multiple violations, the Moscow City Court said in a statement Friday.

Election Stakes High for Lukashenko

Alexander Lukashenko knows he will win a fourth term as president of Belarus next month. He also knows that this election will be the pivot — or the pothole — that defines his rule.

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