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CPC in $5.4Bln Bid To Double Capacity

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium agreed Wednesday on a $5.4 billion investment to double the pipeline's annual capacity to almost 70 million tons.

Kirkorov Called To Court for Attack

The Moscow Times
Pop star Filipp Kirkorov has been summoned to appear in court after he failed to reach an out-of-court settlement with a television producer he first apologized to but later denied assaulting.

Krasnodar Official Fired Over Village Killings

The Moscow Times
Krasnodar Governor Alexander Tkachyov on Wednesday fired a senior regional official over the gruesome murder of 12 people, including four children, in the local Kushchyovskaya village.

Fearing Clashes, Police Detain Scores

Thousands of riot police patrolled downtown Moscow on Wednesday, detaining at least 800 people, conducting pat-downs and closing the Yevropeisky mall and access to the Kievskaya metro station to stave off violence in the area.

Khodorkovsky Verdict Is Postponed

A judge weighing the state's case against former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev postponed his long-waited verdict Wednesday by two weeks without explanation.

What Lies Ahead After a Year of Thieving

The 2010 annals of corruption stories took a creative twist this week when the public learned that Moscow's metro chief is also a talented inventor.

Soyuz Crew Blasts Off for Space Station

The Associated Press
Three astronauts on a Russian spaceship blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a trip to the international space station.

Russia Blasts Britain for 'Paranoid Spymania'

The Foreign Ministry accused Britain of "paranoid spymania" on Wednesday and hinted that the arrest of a Russian aide to a member of parliament could set back efforts to improve relations with London.

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