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FSB Makes Cartoons on Bombs, Rallies

In an odd attempt to reach out to the young, Volgograd law enforcement agencies have created a series of short cartoons teaching children to be vigilant about gun-toting men and to obey police officers at rallies.

Survey: Tax System Still Lacking

More multinational companies working in Russia view the country's tax system as negative than a year before, a survey released Wednesday showed.

Putin Calls DiCaprio a 'Real Man'

Combined Reports
Leonardo DiCaprio has braved scary skies to get to a summit devoted to saving the worlds’ tigers, donating $1 million to the cause and earning high praise from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Medvedev Digs Into United Russia

President Dmitry Medvedev has warned the ruling United Russia party that the country risks falling into stagnation without more political competition. "If the ruling party has no chances to lose anywhere at anytime, it becomes 'bronzed,'" he said.

United Russia Promotes Mayor, Expels Another

The Moscow Times
The ruling United Russia party changed the status of two high-profile members Wednesday, purging Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Mayor Vladislav Skvortsov and placing Moscow's Sergei Sobyanin on the Supreme Council's bureau.

Kudrin Wants Privatization Fund

Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin proposed creating a reserve fund of proceeds from privatization, interest from which could be used to plug budget gaps, during a finance forum Wednesday.

38-Person Trade Mission Arrives From Britain

The Moscow Times
British Business Secretary Vince Cable arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for a three-day visit that will include talks with Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin in what is being billed as Britain's biggest-ever trade mission to Russia.

3 Mental Patients Killed in Omsk Fire

Three people died and another three were hospitalized after a fire, apparently caused by a short circuit, broke out in a nursing home for people with mental illnesses in the Omsk region.

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