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$3.3Bln in Tax Relief Ordered for Small Businesses

President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday ordered $3.3 billion in tax relief for small businesses and called for the sale of more state-owned assets, including news media, by likening officials to a wealthy U.S. businessman from a Soviet poem.

Overflight Fees Could End With WTO

Russian airlines look ready to weather the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars of overflight fees from European airlines. An agreement to eliminate the charges was announced Monday by Fernando Valenzuela, head of the EU delegation to Russia.

Medvedev Heads to Kazakhstan

President Dmitry Medvedev travels to Kazakhstan on Wednesday to attend a crucial summit of Europe's biggest security organization, the OSCE.

60,000 .рф Domain Names Unblocked

About 60,000 Cyrillic domain names improperly processed by registrar Ru-Center were unfrozen Tuesday, according to the national domain coordinator, which had ordered the blockage.

Medvedev Bland in Annual Address

President Dmitry Medvedev did not say a word about political stagnation or United Russia’s monopoly on power during his annual state-of-the-nation address Tuesday, passing up a chance to elaborate on remarks he made last week.

Putin's Return to Larry King

The Moscow Times
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will become the last public figure to be interviewed on Larry King Live, with the 40-minute talk set to be aired on CNN at 5 a.m. Thursday, Moscow time, RIA-Novosti reported.

Prosecutors Seek Life for Ex-Senator

The Moscow Times
Prosecutors asked to sentence former Federation Council Senator Igor Izmestyev to life in prison on terrorism charges, Interfax reported. Leading rights activists said the trial was rigged.

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