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Cops Heave Sigh of Relief

Metal rods, hammers, stun guns, brass knuckles, baseball bats, knives and air guns were confiscated from 1,700 people detained nationwide, confirming that the threat of ethnic clashes was real, a senior Interior Ministry official said.

Aeroflot Orders 16 Boeing 777 Jets

Aeroflot will buy $4 billion worth of Boeing airliners to expand its long-haul fleet, the airline has said. The flag carrier confirmed that it has sealed a deal for 16 Boeing 777s to be delivered between 2012 and 2017.

Tandem Always Watching, Putin Says

Russia is never abandoned by the watchful eye of its two rulers, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said during a record Q&A marathon in which he lashed out at the opposition.

Putin Hails Mine, Starts Grain Intervention

Repair costs at the country's biggest coal mine, Raspadskaya, which stopped operations after a fatal explosion in May, stood at 5 billion rubles ($162 million), or half the initial forecast, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

Putin Compares Khodorkovsky to Madoff

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has fueled new speculation about a personal vendetta against jailed former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, saying the businessman belongs in jail and comparing him to disgraced U.S. financier Bernard Madoff.

Belarus to Vote After Irascible Disputes

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko appears on course for another victory in presidential elections Sunday, despite recent criticism from the Kremlin and other groups.

Kirkorov Settles Beating Case on 2nd Try

The Moscow Times
Pop star Filipp Kirkorov has narrowly avoided criminal charges for assaulting a television producer, reaching an out-of-court settlement with the victim hours before he was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

Surkov Says Riot Justifies Slow Reform Pace

Vladislav Surkov, the president's first deputy chief of staff, defended the country's slow pace of political reform in remarks published Thursday.

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