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Pepsi to Buy Wimm-Bill-Dann

PepsiCo will acquire a controlling stake in juice and dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann to become the biggest food and beverage company in Russia, the companies announced.

Leaks Show U.S. Embassy Is Lacking Access

A new batch of classified embassy cables published by the WikiLeaks web site shows that U.S. diplomats in Moscow possess impressive writing skills but have trouble tapping government sources for information.

Putin Opens Up to Larry King

Russia is ready to begin a new arms race if NATO fails to come to terms with Moscow over a joint missile shield in Europe, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on CNN's "Larry King Live."

Cables Give Classified View of Business

Cables from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow published by WikiLeaks have shed light on Washington's attitude toward President Dmitry Medvedev's modernization agenda, as well as economic and personal ties between the Kremlin and Rome.  

FIFA Hands Russia 2018 World Cup

Combined Reports
FIFA sent the World Cup into uncharted territory, handing the 2018 edition to Russia and going to Qatar in 2022, in what Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called “a day for rejoicing.”

Sobyanin Appoints Tourism Veteran

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin appointed a veteran tourism industry lobbyist, Sergei Shpilko, as the new head of the city’s tourism committee, in what may be a bid to attract more tourists.

55 Killed in Fires Wednesday

The Moscow Times
The cold wave that hit the country this week resulted in a tragic record, as 55 people died in fires nationwide Wednesday, the highest daily toll for fire-related incidents since the summer, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

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