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Mayor Scraps Plan for 4th Ring Road

The Mayor's Office will redirect funds from road construction to public transportation and "carefully study" allegations of corruption by city officials, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said, further chewing away at his predecessor's legacy.

Appraiser Appraised After Potash Deal

The evaluation of Silvinit for its upcoming merger with rival potash producer Uralkali raised questions about the choice of the appraisal company after some minority shareholders complained that it came up with unfairly low figures.

Companies Focus on Charity

New Year's is a traditional time of gift giving, but this year, at least 382 Russian companies will be making donations to charity instead of distributing the usual branded calendars, pens and vintage wines.

'Synced' Approval Of Treaty In Doubt

U.S. Senators John Kerry and Richard Lugar smiling during a press conference after the Senate ratified the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty.

Director of Soviet 'Rambo' Dies at 75

Russian film director Mikhail Tumanishvili, who was behind one of the biggest Soviet-era blockbusters, died in Moscow on Thursday.

Poll Shows Putin, Kirkorov People of the Year

The Moscow Times
Russians were steadfast in their tastes and political preferences this year, with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and notorious pop star Filipp Kirkorov voted as politician and musician of the year in a survey released Thursday.

Metro Opens High-Tech Checkpoint

The Moscow Times
The first Moscow metro station was fitted this week with a checkpoint for suspicious passengers, though it remains unclear when it will be operational or when more will be installed, news reports said Thursday.

Kvachkov Back in Prison for ‘Coup’

The Moscow Times
Former intelligence colonel Vladimir Kvachkov, cleared Wednesday of involvement in a high-profile assassination attempt, is back in detention after being held on suspicion of preparing a violent overthrow of the government, Interfax reported.

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