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03/16/2010

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Some Surprises as United Russia Sweeps Vote

United Russia party swept regional elections over the weekend, while the Communist Party, the Liberal Democratic Party and A Just Russia won seats in all eight regional legislatures.

Owners Returning to Elite Rental Market

With expectations that the rental market for elite housing is returning to life, owners are stepping back in and asking high prices, but demand has not yet recovered from its record fall last year.

Former Volgograd Deputy Arrested

The Moscow Times
Police in the Volgograd region on Monday arrested a former local lawmaker on child sex abuse charges.

Policeman Shot Dead After Traffic Stop

Combined Reports
A policeman was shot dead and another was wounded after they pulled over a car in western Moscow and one of the three men inside opened fire, investigators said Saturday.

Mercedes May Help Solve LUKoil Crash

The "black box" from a LUKoil executive's Mercedes involved in a fatal crash last month will be sent to Germany for analysis, a source close to the carmaker's Russian office said.

Aluminum Magnate Turns to Property Development

By Anton Filatov / Vedomosti
Lev Chernoi has turned to property development, with an investment in a 380 million euro ($522 million) apartment and hotel complex to be built on the site of the Mir hotel on Novy Arbat.

Drunken Pilot Blamed in 2008 Perm Air Disaster

The Moscow Times
The airplane captain, in an “unstable mental condition caused by alcohol," lost control of the Boeing 737 shortly before landing, the Investigative Committee said in its final report on the crash.

Russian Corruption 'May Force Western Firms to Quit'

Reuters
Extortion by corrupt officials in Russia has gotten so bad that some Western multinationals are considering pulling out altogether, the head of a U.S. anti-bribery group said in an interview.

Construction to Begin on Prokhorov's NJ Nets Stadium

The Associated Press
Officials broke ground Thursday on a much-delayed 9-hectare development project that will bring the NBA's New Jersey Nets, owned by billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, to Brooklyn.

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