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Police Let Furious Fans Rally

Surprising nationalists and opposition politicians alike, Moscow's notoriously tough police force took no action as about 1,000 football fans chanting nationalist slogans blocked the main Leningradsky Prospekt for an unsanctioned protest.

Minority Shareholders Warn of Looming Risk to Investment Climate

VTB's recent call for restrictions on the rights of minority shareholders puts it in agreement with other big Russian corporations but has prompted suggestions that any legal move in this direction would be harmful to Russia's investment climate.

Pipe Makers Fear Foreign Rivals

Pipe makers lamented the level of government support against cheap imports at an industry conference Wednesday, and asked for an extension on protective duties for oil and gas pipes from Ukraine.

World Bank to Help Preserve 'Silver Ring'

The World Bank has approved a $100 million loan to preserve cultural heritage sites in four northwestern regions that have been dubbed the “Silver Ring,” the bank said Wednesday.

Putin Offers $3.9Bln to Revamp Drug Sector

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday promised 122.9 billion rubles ($3.9 billion) in federal funding to modernize the medical and pharmaceuticals industry.

Mismatched Lovers Give Play a 'Killer' Edge

Productions at the famous White Room at the Theater Yunogo Zritelya have invariably been drawn from the Russian classics — Dostoevsky, Pushkin and Gogol specifically. At least that was true until Alexander Molchanov’s new “Killer” came along.

Pop Star Blames Assault on 'Fits'

Filipp Kirkorov, the quintessential Russian pop star of the 1990s, has apologized to a television director he attacked last week and blamed the outburst, which could land him in jail, on an unspecified mental disorder.

Reputed Tajik Crime Boss Nabbed Selling Vegetables

The Moscow Times
A reputed Tajik rebel leader-turned-crime boss accused of killing at least 43 people, including 19 Russian soldiers, in 25 attacks was detained working as a vegetable seller in a Russian region, the Federal Security Service said Wednesday, Interfax reported.

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