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No Putin Presence at World Cup Bid

The country's hopes for winning the rights to host its first World Cup were thrown into disarray Wednesday, when Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he wouldn't go to Zurich for FIFA's vote on the 2018 tournament.

Web Sites Track the Two-Headed Eagle

Many of us put pencil marks on banknotes when we were kids, hoping to get them back someday. Thanks to the Internet, tracking bills online has become possible and is gaining popularity in Russia due to two special web sites.

RusAl Picks Partners For Listing

RusAl said Wednesday that it chose Sberbank as the issuer and VTB Capital as its advisor for the first-ever Russian Depositary Receipts.

Visas for Skilled Workers Simplified

The Federal Migration Service director said Wednesday that the number of highly qualified foreign specialists who got documentation to work in Russia since the easing of restrictions in July has reached 2,610.

For Russia, Global Warming Benefits 'Outweigh' Negatives

Global warming in the next 40 years will allow authorities to save on central heating, increase agricultural production and extend sea navigation, a leading Russian climatologist said Wednesday.

Yandex Compiles Top Searches of 2010

Russians will remember 2010 by the terrorist attacks in the Moscow metro, the record heatwave, and the ouster of Yury Luzhkov, judging by a list of top searches published by Yandex.

Putin Issues Warning on New START

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in an interview with CNN's Larry King that Russia might be forced to build up its nuclear forces against the West if the United States fails to ratify the New START.

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