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Medvedev Plays 'Good Tsar' Online

President Dmitry Medvedev tried to give his image as a tech-savvy modernizer a broader appeal Monday, fielding dozens of questions from citizens during an online video conference with his 83 new public offices nationwide.

Tbilisi Prepares to Fight Sochi Olympics

Georgia is preparing a campaign against the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, developing as-yet unspecified measures that analysts warned might fuel violence in the Caucasus.

China Starts to Trade Yuan Against Ruble

The ruble joined the ranks of foreign currencies traded in Shanghai on Monday as Prime Minister Wen Jiabao arrived in St. Petersburg for a three-day visit.

Khodorkovsky's Son Tells of Exile in U.S.

Pavel Khodorkovsky, the eldest son of imprisoned tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, keeps a Boston-Moscow plane ticket as a memento. “I never thought that I would stay here. I had another plan initially," he said in an interview in New York with The Moscow Times.

VimpelCom Backs Tunisian Asset Sale

VimpelCom said it supported the sale of a stake in the Tunisian mobile operator that could otherwise become part of its deal to buy indebted Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris' assets.

Sobyanin Vows No Ritual Slaughter in Public

The Moscow Times
Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has promised that sacrificial animals will not be slaughtered in the streets of Moscow during Islamic holidays, calling the sight "offensive."

Delta Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Combined Reports
A Delta Air Lines jet bound for Moscow returned safely to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and made an emergency landing after an engine problem. No one was injured.

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