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Yanukovych Claims Narrow Win, but Tymoshenko Won't Concede

With a little more than 90 percent of votes counted early on Monday, election officials gave opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych 48.49 percent and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko 45.86 percent, a margin of 2.63 percentage points.

Stocks Fall on Foreign Fears, Set for Rebound

World markets took a beating last week as problems in several European economies and U.S. jobs data spooked investors, but despite the bad news from abroad, Russian equities are well-poised for recovery.

Pro-Kremlin Spin Doctors Admit to Smear Campaign

Editors and writers of the website say they were hired by Duma Deputy Nikolai Pankov of United Russia to organize a smear campaign against his political opponents.

Chigirinsky Loses Rossiya Lawsuit

Exiled tycoon Shalva Chigirinsky's ST Development filed lawsuits in December against Mayor Yury Luzhkov and his deputies, Vladimir Resin and Vladimir Silkin, alleging that the company hadn't been adequately compensated for work done on Hotel Rossiya.

Health Official Fired Over Disagreement

The head of the health watchdog lost his job after ‘siding with experts’ over the government.

Lavrov Says NATO, OSCE Are Ineffective

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is lobbying for a new security treaty with Europe, an initiative of President Dmitry Medvedev, but with little success.

Putin Warns United Russia to Hear the People

In comments seen as a reaction to growing anti-government sentiment, the prime minister told United Russia deputies that they should not make promises they cannot keep, and that they should admit their mistakes.

Exit Polls Give Yanukovych Slim Lead

Party of the Regions leader Viktor Yanukovych leads by 3 percentage points in the second round of the Ukrainian presidential election, but Yulia Tymoshenko says she will challenge the result and is not ready to concede.

Sberbank Manager Arrested in $100M Scam

The Moscow Times
A senior manager at a Sberbank branch in the Lipetsk region was placed under arrest by a Moscow court Friday on suspicion of laundering more than $100 million and funneling it out of the country, court officials said.

Fantasy Island to Escape Demolition

By Yulia Govorun / Vedomosti

The Moscow city government has given up on its planned demolition of the Fantasy Island luxury settlement, located not far from Rechnik, a source in City Hall told Vedomosti.

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