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State Talks Tough on Web Piracy

By Valery Kodachigov / Vedomosti
Authorities are planning to punish Internet providers for the transfer of illegal content that is downloaded and distributed by their customers, Vedomosti has learned.

Polish Magazine Faces Extremism Charges

Moscow prosecutors may slap extremism charges against a Polish literary magazine in a case that threatens to strain Polish-Russian relations just a month before Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with his Polish counterpart for a historic meeting.

One Killed in Blaze at Opera Nightclub

One person was killed and two were reported missing after a blaze early Tuesday in the Opera nightclub.

Police Fight Graft With Picasso

The Moscow Times
Police officers will be treated to museum excursions and concerts as part of a new effort to prevent them from losing their cool and breaking the law.

Medvedev Accuses Sweden of Sheltering 'Bandits'

The Moscow Times
President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday accused Sweden of sheltering suspected militants as Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt visited Moscow in an attempt to repair ties between the countries.

Oil Firms Face Gas Station Cap

By Alexander Tutushkin / Vedomosti
A new bill prepared by the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service would prohibit a company with more than 35 percent of the market share of gas stations in a particular area from expanding its operation any further in that region.

Turkish Man Shot at Ukrainian Consulate

A Turkish man armed with a gun and suspected of carrying a bomb was shot and wounded by a security guard when he tried to enter the Ukrainian consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday, Turkish officials said.

Family Leaps to Death After Losing Asylum Bid

Russian diplomats pressed British officials for information Tuesday after media reports said a Russian family of three had jumped to their deaths from an apartment building in Glasgow after being denied asylum.

Car Rebate Scheme Splutters into Action

The government's cash-for-clunkers program, which was slated to begin on March 8, International Women's Day, is suffering from a lack of clarity and poor timing, market participants said Tuesday.

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