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12/15/2010

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Medvedev Backs Khimki Road

Construction of the Moscow-St. Petersburg highway is too far advanced to be stopped and will run through the Khimki forest as originally planned, President Dmitry Medvedev said through his spokeswoman on Tuesday.

Pressure Grows as Khodorkovsky Waits

All eyes will be on a Moscow court on Wednesday as it convenes to start reading the verdict in the second trial of oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev.

Modernization Too Slow for Medvedev

President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday that a number of problems are hampering efforts to modernize the economy, including organization and financing.

Mayor Vows ‘Harsh’ Police Crackdown

As police beefed up security in the city center and at train stations, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin warned football fans and nationalists on Monday that any attempt to repeat last weekend's violent, racist rioting would be dealt with harshly.

Metro Chief Accused in $3.6M Theft

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused the chief of the Moscow metro of embezzling 112 million rubles ($3.6 million) and urged Mayor Sergei Sobyanin to fire him.

IT, Finance to Hire in 2011

With online jobs portal HeadHunter.ru placing five ads for information technology and telecoms in the past week, you can say the labor market is healthy enough that even recruiters themselves are hiring.

$10Bln for Digital Defense by 2020

General Nikolai Makarov, chief of the General Staff, said Tuesday that the armed forces will fully abandon analog infrastructure by 2012 and spend 300 billion rubles ($10 billion) to create new digital systems.

Artist Raises $146,000 For Voina

The Moscow Times
One of the world's best-known graffiti artists, Banksy, said Tuesday that he has raised 4.5 million rubles ($146,000) for the Russian radical art group Voina, or War, whose members face jail time over their street performances.

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