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4 Expats Bet on Soup as a Fast-Food Winner

A new homemade soup chain opened by four ambitious expats brings the concept of "comfort food to go" to an untapped market of hungry Muscovites.

Kidnapping Trial Begins for Alleged Georgian Mobster

Moscow’s Khamovnichesky District Court on Tuesday began hearing the case of alleged Georgian thief-in-law Tariel Oniani, who faces up to 22 years in jail on kidnapping and extortion charges.

In a Populist Move, Putin Promises $16Bln for Health Care

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday announced $16 billion in new spending on health care over the next two years in a plan that may boost his popularity ahead of the next presidential election.

Toyota Recalls Luxury SUVs

The Moscow Times
Toyota announced on Tuesday that it would recall about 34,000 Lexus GX 460 and Land Cruiser Prado sport utility vehicles worldwide because of problems with the automobiles' stability-control systems.

Bubble-Blowing Teens Attacked in Gay Mix-Up

Some 500 people stood blowing bubbles as part of a flash mob on the steps of St. Petersburg's Gorkovskaya metro station and in the surrounding Alexandrovsky Park when about 30 men ran up and started beating them and firing rubber bullets.

Foreign Firms Agree to Stay Bribe-Free

By Anna Peretolchina / Vedomosti
On Wednesday, dozens of leaders of international companies working in Russia will commit themselves to refraining from participating in corrupt practices.

Supreme Court Weighs Hate Speech on Internet

The court will decide if web sites that are not registered as mass media can be shut down under mass media laws, including those aimed at extremism, and if web-based mass media can be shut down for extremist comments posted on their forums.

Uzbek Leader Rules Out Kyrgyz-Style Unrest

Combined Reports
Uzbek President Islam Karimov said Tuesday that the revolt in Kyrgyzstan would not be copied in his nation, which he has ruled with an iron fist for more than two decades.

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