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U.S. Targets Bribes in Russia, Again

Russia figures again in the U.S. administration's latest anti-corruption case, which has cost a Swiss logistics company and its clients a total of $236 million to settle.

Medvedev Fumes as More Journalists Are Beaten

President Dmitry Medvedev pledged on Monday to punish those responsible for the vicious beating of Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin even if they are senior officials — just as two more journalists reported assaults.

Luzhkov Says His Family Not Safe in Moscow

Former Mayor Yury Luzhkov said he has sent his daughters to study in Britain because he feels unsafe in Russia. Luzhkov said he and his billionaire wife, Yelena Baturina, had "very serious grounds" to worry about their safety.

Medvedev Seeks G20 Monetary Talks

President Dmitry Medvedev will seek increased cooperation on monetary policy at a Group of 20 summit later this week, a senior adviser said Monday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to print more dollars.

Deripaska's Basic Element to Start Buyback of Strabag Shares

Billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s Basic Element agreed to buy back a 17 percent stake in Austrian construction firm Strabag by the end of this month after parting with the shares amid the height of the crisis last year, the companies said Monday.

Stores Probed for Using English

The Moscow Times
Stores that use English words in banners outside their establishments are facing a crackdown by antitrust authorities.

Sobyanin Shuffles Staff, Gets Help on Traffic

The Moscow Times
As Mayor Sergei Sobyanin appointed new staff to key positions Monday, he got a boost from the Kremlin and the Audit Chamber in his efforts to tackle Moscow traffic jams.

Kudrin Sees Overhaul of Spending

The Moscow Times
The Cabinet has received a formal proposal to channel all federal spending through 40 state programs starting in 2012, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said Monday.

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