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Spoof Report of Russian Attack Causes Panic in Georgia

Thousands of Georgians panicked Saturday night when a pro-government television station aired a hoax that President Mikheil Saakashvili had been killed and Russians tanks had invaded their country.

Kommersant to Open FM Radio Station

The country's biggest business daily is to take to the air Monday when Kommersant FM radio starts broadcasting in the capital.

Russia Dominates on First Day of Paralympics

The Moscow Times
The Russian paralympic team won the most gold medals on the first day of competitions Saturday in Canada, in stark contrast with the recent disappointing results of the country's regular Olympians.

Surgut to Hang Onto MOL Stake

The Moscow Times
Surgutneftegaz chief executive Vladimir Bogdanov has said the company will hang on to its 21 percent stake in Hungarian oil and gas producer MOL, despite a shareholder rights dispute.

Turnout High in Kremlin Election Test

Early official figures indicated a high turnout Sunday in elections that are seen as a test of President Dmitry Medvedev's commitment to democracy.

Kazakhstan Detains Officials After Deadly Flood

Kazakh police have detained several regional officials in connection with a probe into floods last week that killed 34 people near the financial capital Almaty, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

Rogozin Criticizes NATO Over Afghan Drugs

The Associated Press
Russia's envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, has sharply criticized the alliance's battle with drug trafficking in Afghanistan, saying it has led to a surge in heroin smuggling that is endangering Russia's national security.

Sochi Olympic Chief Slams 'Unconstructive' Greens

The Associated Press
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak accused environmentalists on Friday of taking an "unconstructive" position over preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Russia's New Military Doctrine Is Outdated, NATO Chief Says

Combined Reports
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Russia's new military doctrine is outdated and "does not reflect the real world."

EU Sees Less Gas Trouble Under Yanukovych

New Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is likely to bring stability and security to energy relations with Russia, the European Union executive told member countries on Friday.

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