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Scientology Writings Banned as Extremist

The ruling — initiated by transport prosecutors in the Siberian city of Surgut and Khanty-Mansiisk customs officers — is the latest use of the hotly debated law on extremism to target systems of belief that are not traditional in Russia.

Russian Technologies Seeks Bigger KamAZ Stake

The state corporation's chief, Sergei Chemezov, first mentioned boosting the state's stake in KamAZ in February, saying that under an agreement with partner Daimler, no shareholder could take a controlling stake.

Foreign Companies Sign Anti-Corruption Pact

Foreign companies, including several involved in recent bribery probes in their home countries, signed an anti-corruption pact Wednesday in what they hope will be a step toward curtailing illegal business practices in Russia.

Academy Denounces United Russia Inventor

A public backlash against Viktor Petrik led the Academy of Sciences to create a special commission in February to analyze his patents and alleged inventions, which range from water treatment to nuclear medicine.

Drivers Fight Flashing Blue Lights With Buckets

Tired of officials' abuse of migalki, flashing blue lights that allow high-level officials to ignore traffic regulations, the Moscow branch of the public Committee to Protect Drivers' Rights has struck back — with a fleet of blue plastic buckets affixed to their cars.

Rusnano Fires Swiss Lawyer

The state corporation sacked Hans Bodmer from the board of Swiss-registered Rusnano Capital, a subsidiary, after it learned of the accusations, the company said in a statement.

Kadyrov Accused of Ordering 3 Yamadayev Murders

Ex-bodyguard Khavazhi Yusupov made the accusations while speaking to investigators probing an apparent attempt to kill Isa Yamadayev in his Moscow apartment last July, Moskovsky Komsomolyets reported Wednesday.

Reiman Says RuNet Profitable Despite Crisis

The Moscow Times
The Russian Internet is profitable despite the economic crisis and outperforms Western countries in some categories, Leonid Reiman, an adviser to President Dmitry Medvedev, said Wednesday.

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