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Son of Ex-Policeman Says He's Victim of Police Tricks

Expectations are low for an Interior Ministry initiative to end a police practice of making wrong arrests to increase crime-solving rates.

Prokhorov Stands Up for Power Companies

Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov fought back on Tuesday after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin criticized the owners of power generators for failing to invest in new capacity, saying the prime minister was misinformed.

New State Auctions Web Site Planned

The web site,, will host information on the sale and lease of federal property, Federal Anti-Monopoly Service chief Igor Artemyev said at the annual meeting of the service's college.

Russia Sends Aid to Quake-Hit Chile

The Moscow Times
No Russian citizens were killed or wounded during the quake, but the Russian Embassy in the capital of Santiago was slightly damaged.

Rossia Bank Cleared to Merge With Gazenergoprombank

By Alexei Rozhkov / Vedomosti

The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service has given shareholders of the bank Rossia permission to expand their business by merging it with the Gazprom-controlled lender Gazenergoprombank.

Ban on Jury Trials to Be Considered by Courts

The Moscow Times
The Constitutional Court started hearing a case Tuesday over the disputed 2008 amendments that prevent suspected terrorists from receiving a jury trial.

3 Satellites Join Glonass System

The Moscow Times
The latest additions increased the number of Glonass satellites in space to 20, with 19 active ones and one suspended for maintenance, the Federal Space Agency said.

Gazprom to Trade Novatek Stake for Control of Sibneftegaz

Gazprom plans to swap more than half of its holding in gas company Novatek for 51 percent of a small natural gas firm, Kommersant reported Wednesday.

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