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Berezovsky Wins Poison Libel Case

Former Kremlin powerbroker Boris Berezovsky has won a libel case against a Russian state TV channel that accused him of organizing the 2006 poisoning death of former security agent Alexander Litvinenko.

Bill Would Strip State Corporations of Profits

The Moscow Times

The State Duma will consider a bill that will require Vneshekonombank and the Deposit Insurance Agency to transfer 75 percent of their profits into the federal budget, a Duma deputy said Wednesday.

Traffic Police Investigated in 'Human Shield' Case

The Moscow Times
The Investigative Committee's Moscow branch opened a criminal investigation Wednesday into allegations that traffic police stopped several cars to form a "human shield" across a road as they attempted to detain a petty thief.

Death of Asylum Seekers Leads to Protest

Combined Reports

Demonstrators have appealed for more compassion in Britain's immigration policy after a family of three apparently Russian asylum seekers committed suicide after being denied refugee status.

Kremlin Prepares to Unveil Its Silicon Valley

By Maxim Tovakaido / Vedomosti
In 10 days, President Dmitry Medvedev will indicate where the future Russian Silicon Valley will be created, and one of the early favorites is the area near the business school Skolkovo.

Cherkizovo Buys 2 Piggeries

The Moscow Times
Cherkizovo Group will buy two hog lots from its owners to consolidate its position on the segment and boost its breeding capacity, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

Duma Looks to Give Foreign Teachers a Break

Lawmakers will consider removing a layer of bureaucracy from the process of hiring expatriate teachers.

Fund for Start-Ups Gets Extra Cash

The Moscow Times
The government will increase its funding of a program that provides assistance to those starting their own business, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov said Wednesday.

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