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12/29/2010

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Gref's Words Didn't Help Khodorkovsky

The Foreign Ministry accused the West on Tuesday of pressuring its courts over the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev, as the judge dismissed testimony by a high-ranking official who spoke against the charges in the case.

About 50% of City Transport Funds Misspent

Moscow city transport companies have misspent almost half of the funds allocated for improving the capital's transport infrastructure over the past three years, auditors have said.

LUKoil Mulls More Investments in Africa

LUKoil, Russia's largest independent oil producer, has held top-level meetings with representatives from three West African states, including Liberia, as a part of a $9 billion overseas investment program.

Officials Sluggish In Airport Response

President Dmitry Medvedev ordered Prosecutor General Yury Chaika to investigate the three-day collapse in operations at Moscow's main airports — just hours after desperate passengers stranded in Sheremetyevo attacked workers.

The Year Russia Stopped Blowing Bubbles

When historians look back on 2010, perhaps they will understand much more than those who were here at the time. Partly because nobody could see more than three meters all summer as the 40-cigarette-per-day smog settled upon us, partly because the absurd and the news sometimes melded into one.

'Terrorist' Senator Gets Life Sentence

The Moscow City Court sentenced Igor Izmestyev, a former Bashkortostan representative in the Federation Council, to life in prison in the toughest sentence ever for a former senator.

Moscow Fuming Over Minsk Arrests

Relations with Belarus were turning frosty again as Moscow warned Minsk against dragging its feet on the release of Russians jailed during protests over President Alexander Lukashenko's re-election.

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