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Advertise in Russian or Pay the Penalty

The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service is planning to expand a crackdown on advertising using foreign words, with initial hearings in a spate of recent cases expected this week.

Vienna Court Wants Kadyrov to Testify in Murder Case

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov should be called as a witness in the trial against three men accused of killing a Chechen refugee, a Vienna court has said.

Reluctant Kudrin Defends Tax Hikes

Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin garnered praise for his candor when he spoke Friday at a tax conference, but his words made few happy: Business will pay more taxes, and by a lot.

Ex-Kremlin Official Jailed in Graft Case

A former official with the Office for Presidential Affairs was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of bribery. Vladimir Korniyaka, together with another former official from the same office, Igor Yerashov, is suspected of extorting a $10,000 bribe.

Forum Considers $330M Plan to Save Tigers

With just 3,200 wild tigers left, politicians from 13 countries where tigers roam gathered for the St. Petersburg Tiger Forum to discuss a $330 million plan to save the species.

Uncertainty Clouds New NATO Era

NATO and Russia declared an end to an era of confrontation at a summit in Lisbon on Saturday, but uncertainty lingers over how they can cooperate in the areas of nuclear security and missile defense.

Israeli Wanted by Colombia Released in Moscow

Combined Reports
An Israeli wanted in Colombia for training militias that killed hundreds returned home Saturday after he was released from a Moscow jail, disappointing activists and victims who have tried for years to bring him to justice.

NATO Aims to End Combat Mission in Afghanistan by 2015

NATO agreed on Saturday to hand control of security in Afghanistan to Afghan forces by the end of 2014 and said the NATO-led force could end combat operations by the same date.

Deputy Vows to Cooperate From Beverly Hills

The Moscow Times
State Duma Deputy Ashot Yegiazaryan is living in the United States and is ready to cooperate from there with investigators pressing fraud charges against him, his lawyer has said.

Ukraine Moves to Delay Parliamentary Elections

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his government won valuable time to handle the fallout from unpopular reforms when the parliament backed elections in October 2012 rather than early next year.

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