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McDonald's Celebrates 20 Years With 45 New Outlets

The American fast food chain on Monday marked the 20-year anniversary of the opening of its first restaurant in Russia, and announced plans to open 45 more this year.

Rechnik Conquered, Luzhkov Sets Sights on Fantasy Island

By Dmitry Kazmin / Vedomosti
The neighboring Fantasy Island luxury village, home to heavy political hitters like Industry and Trade Minister Viktor Khristenko and his wife, Health and Social Development Minister Tatyana Golikova, has its days numbered as Moscow's mayor continues his demolition spree.

A Rechnik War Veteran Fights a New Battle

Like most Rechnik residents, 90-year-old WWII veteran Filipp Tsiglakov is angry about Mayor Yury Luzhkov's efforts to demolish the neighborhood located on a bank of the Moscow River in western Moscow.

OMON Officers Complain of Corruption in Their Ranks

A group of police officers has written to President Dmitry Medvedev and the Interior Ministry to highlight the issue of corruption in the police force and to protest the policy of compulsory arrest quotas.

Georgia Says TV Channel Forced Off Air by Moscow

Russian-language First Caucasus, part of Georgia's public broadcaster, had been broadcasting since January to a region including Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan.

Suspect in Rosneft Kidnapping Detained in Ingushetia

The Moscow Times
A man suspected of leading a gang that kidnapped the son of Rosneft vice president Mikhail Stavsky last year has been arrested and charged, the Investigative Committee said Monday.

Despite IPO, Deripaska Still Holding RusAl Reins

Oleg Deripaska will remain chief of United Company RusAl even after a $2.2 billion initial public offering diluted his control of the aluminum producer, he said Monday.

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