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2 New Players Enter TV Ad Market

The $4.2 billion television advertising market is entering the new year with two more players to comply with antitrust rules, but industry powerhouse Video International will dominate the business at least for the near future.

Putin-Linked Firm Eyes Moscow Traffic

A company linked to a friend of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is saying it is confident to win any tenders to build a citywide traffic control system for Moscow.

Nabiullina Disputes Need for Tax Hikes

Plans to plug a budget gap by raising the value added tax level and pension age are “unacceptable,” Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina said Wednesday, reopening a war of words with Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin.

Interpol Warns of Rise in Marriage Scams

The head of Interpol's Russia office warned on Wednesday of a surge in marriage scams in which Russian women posing as potential brides trick Western men out of money.

Details on Business in Asia, Africa

Reports published by the Economic Development Ministry shed light on Russia’s business activities in Asia and North Africa. Energy projects predominate, but some interesting niche opportunities are emerging, including logging with North Korea.

Chapman Tapped to Stop Ethnic Riots

With flamed-haired former spy Anna Chapman and a sleek race car, Young Guard's congress on Wednesday offered the ingredients of a James Bond thriller.

U.S. Poised to Ratify New START

Combined Reports
The U.S. Senate was poised to approve the New START nuclear arms pact with Russia on Wednesday, handing President Barack Obama a huge victory on his top foreign policy priority.

7 Belarus Candidates Face 15 Years

The Associated Press
A Belarussian human rights organization said Wednesday that seven of the candidates who ran against President Alexander Lukashenko could face up to 15 years in prison after post-election violence and massive arrests.

Duma Deputy’s Son Detained

The Moscow Times
The son of a State Duma deputy with the Communist Party was detained on suspicion of stabbing his business partner to death last month and has admitted his guilt, an Investigative Committee representative told Interfax on Wednesday.

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