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Tri Kita Saga Wraps Up in Shabby Courtroom

Ten years after it started, the formerly headline-grabbing affair has turned into an almost routine case of smuggling, with the amount of evaded customs duties dwindling from an initial $8 million to just $600,000 spread among all nine defendants.

Council of Europe Delegation Surveys Russia

The Moscow Times
Senior lawmakers from the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly arrived in Moscow on Monday to assess Russia's compliance with its obligations to the continent's top human rights body.

Russian Paralympians at Top With 38 Medals

Just weeks after Russia suffered its worst-ever Winter Olympics, its team trounced the competition at the Vancouver Winter Paralympics to nab 38 medals, including 12 golds.

Seafood Company Plans $200M IPO

Russian Sea will use the cash raised for investments in production, fish farming operations, a partial repayment of debt and to increase its working capital.

United Russia Plans Mass Amnesty

The Moscow Times
United Russia has drafted a bill that would grant amnesty to 46,200 prisoners in honor of the 65th anniversary of Russia's victory in World War II on May 9, the party said Monday.

New Shipping Line Signals Thaw in Danish Ties

In a new sign of a thaw in ties between Moscow and Copenhagen, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Danish counterpart, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, on Monday opened a new shipping line that Denmark's Maersk will use to link Russia with Latin America.

Report: FSB Arrests Hackers in $9M Scam

The Moscow Times
FSB officers detained Viktor Pleshchuk and several other unidentified people in connection with the theft of $9 million from the Royal Bank of Scotland, the report said, citing unidentified people familiar with the case.

Indebted Businessman Charged With Killing Family

A Moscow businessman was charged Monday with killing his wife and two daughters, ages 7 and 16, over the weekend after he couldn't pay off his company's large debts.

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