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Suspected Arms Dealer Bout Extradited to U.S.

Thailand extradited suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to the United States to face terrorism charges Tuesday, ending a two-year wrangle between the two old Cold War foes.

Police Implicate Magnitsky in Fraud

Amid swelling international pressure over lawyer Sergei Magnitsky's death, the Interior Ministry struck back Monday by accusing Magnitsky of participating in a Hermitage Capital scheme to embezzle 5.4 billion rubles in federal funds.

Social Network User Convicted of Racism

A 21-year-old Samara resident has been given a one-year suspended sentence for forming a racist group on the popular Vkontakte social network.

Trains Chug-Chug to the Far End of the Line

On a drizzly Friday afternoon, the Russian Railways train to Warsaw steams impatiently in its berth at Moscow's Belorussky Station. A few would-be travelers roam the platform, hoping to find an extra ticket on the sold-out train.

Dutch Executive at Gazprom Attacked in Car

The Moscow Times
A Dutch executive with Gazprom was slightly injured after being attacked by a Moscow banker's bodyguards on Rublyovskoye Shosse, news reports said Monday.

HIV Patients 'Lab Rats' Amid Drug Shortage

Only a lawsuit helped Irina, 28, a HIV-positive computer programmer, obtain her regular medicine — which her life depends on — from a state-run AIDS center created especially to provide treatment to HIV-positive patients.

Kashin Describes His Attacker

The Moscow Times
Oleg Kashin, a Kommersant reporter brutally beaten Nov. 6, has told investigators from his hospital bed that the attacker who broke his jaw, fingers and leg looked like a football fan, reported Monday.

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