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Kadyrov Takes Mom's Advice, Drops Libel Case

The Moscow Times
Kadyrov had filed libel suits against Lyudmila Alexeyeva, head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Oleg Orlov, head of rights watchdog Memorial, and Novaya Gazeta — all having accused the Chechen leader of ordering kidnappings and killings in the North Caucasus republic.

City Steps Up Efforts to Protect Homeless From Cold

Life on the streets of Moscow in the dead of winter is not easy, but thanks in part to increased efforts by City Hall and private charity organizations to protect the homeless from the cold, the human toll of freezing temperatures in the city appears to be declining.

MegaFon Campaign Falls Foul of Anti-Monopoly Service

By Oleg Salmanov / Vedomosti
The competition watchdog ruled that MegaFon was using a simplified sales procedure for the SIM cards, and allowing customers to remain anonymous, which gave it an advantage over competitors.

United Russia Doesn't Want Kudrin

The Moscow Times
State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov, who chairs United Russia's executive committee, reacted to Kudrin's comments Monday that he was unhappy with United Russia's left-leaning policies and its abuse of its status as the ruling party.

Top General Says U.S. Missiles Aimed at Russia

The country's top general said Tuesday that U.S. missile defense plans were directed against Russia and differences over the issue are holding up an arms treaty with Washington, news agencies reported.

Caution Urged for Russian Investors in U.S. Assets

Foreign direct investment in the United States fell globally in 2009, and while the director of a U.S. government agency promoting foreign investment said there would likely be a similar decline in Russian investment, official figures for that year have not yet been released.

Top Officials Critical of Iranian Move

Iran's decision to enrich uranium to higher levels has raised new doubts about Tehran's nuclear program and is testing the patience of the global community, senior officials said Tuesday.

Tele2 Focuses on Expanding Customer Base

The Swedish company saw revenues growing as economic recovery takes hold in the Nordic region, Russia and the Baltic states.

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