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02/19/2010

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Criminal Cases Opened Over Rechnik Demolition

A court order permitting the homes to be razed last month was issued in violation of the law, and officials have been implicated in the criminal investigations, Deputy Prosecutor Yevgeny Zabarchuk said Thursday, Interfax reported.

Medvedev Orders Deep Police Reforms

President Dmitry Medvedev said he had ordered the number of personnel at the Interior Ministry head office to be halved to about 10,000, and promised harsh punishment for police who break the law.

'Gnome' Sign Removed Ahead of Medvedev's Omsk Visit

The Moscow Times

Officials in Omsk hastily removed a theater poster reading, "We Await You, Merry Gnome," ahead of President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to the Siberian city last week, the Novy Region web site reported Thursday.

File Sharing Web Site Shut Down

Prosecutors shut down the Torrents.ru web site on Thursday after accusing Russia's most popular BitTorrent tracker of breaching intellectual property rights.

U.S. Delegation, Minister Miss Meeting Over Traffic

The "Innovation Delegation," a group of U.S. officials and technology executives, was unable to make a planned meeting with Communications and Press Minister Igor Shchyogolev on Thursday because of scheduling problems and traffic in Moscow.

Stalin Billboards for Victory Day

Senior state official and rights activists alike have criticized a City Hall plan to display billboards in central Moscow highlighting dictator Josef Stalin's role in the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.

Investigator Released in $15M Bribe Case

The Moscow Times
Andrei Grivtsov, in charge of high-priority cases with the Investigative Committee, was detained Jan. 15 on suspicion of soliciting the enormous bribe from Vladimir Palikhata, head of Rosenergomash, a leading electrical engineering manufacturer.

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