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Yanukovych Wins, Calls on Rival to Concede

Thousands of Viktor Yanukovych's supporters gathered Monday in Kiev to celebrate the results of the election, chanting, "Yanukovych is our president," and his opponent Yulia Tymoshenko has been urged to concede defeat.

NATO Group to Visit Moscow Tuesday

The Moscow Times
The 12 dignitaries, headed by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, will meet Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev, news reports said.

Former Property Officials Arrested on Bribery Charges

The Moscow Times
Two former Federal Property Agency employees purportedly demanded money in exchange for registering real estate used by the Moscow State Academy of Water Transport.

Number of Exchange Booths Down by 25%

The enterprises have shut up shop ahead of new regulations that would severely curtail the foreign exchange points.

Pro-Kremlin Parties End Weeklong Dispute

United Russia and A Just Russia agreed that both would approve laws about foreign policy and the political system as a whole, while A Just Russia will continue its independent line on social and economic issues.

Medvedev Proposes 4 New Governors

President Dmitry Medvedev nominated local lawmaker Magomedsalam Magomedov, the son of a former long-serving regional ruler, to lead the volatile Dagestan republic.

Rights Activists Detained in Chechnya

The Moscow Times
The activists were detained Sunday in Chechnya's Shali district and held for 15 hours without explanation, Alexander Cherkasov, a spokesman for rights watchdog Memorial, told Interfax.

January Apartment Sales Surpass Precrisis Levels

By Bela Lyauv / Vedomosti
Apartment sales in Moscow in January were 46 percent higher than a year earlier, rising to 3,923 deals, from 2,674, the Federal Registration Service said.

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