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Russia Recognizes New Kyrgyz Leadership

But the Kyrgyz Embassy in Moscow said President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who has fled the country, had not quit in the wake of violent protests that have resulted in at least 75 people killed and hundreds wounded.

With Treaty Signed, ‘Reset’ May Stall

Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama signed a long-awaited and much-discussed nuclear arms reduction agreement in Prague on Thursday, ending a four-month gap since the previous treaty expired.

Aeroflot May Open Budget Carrier

Aeroflot said Thursday that it may launch a subsidiary budget airline as part of plans to dominate the domestic market and said it may sell more shares in a free float.

Novokuznetsk Mayor Quits Over Son’s Legal Problems

The Moscow Times
Novokuznetsk’s mayor has resigned after his son was accused of embezzling 90 million rubles ($3 million) in an apartment scam.

Bomber’s Brother Sought

Investigators have put the brother of one of the Moscow metro suicide bombers on a national wanted list in connection with the attacks that killed 40 commuters and injured 121 others last week.

Policeman Loses Classified Paper

The Moscow Times
A Moscow traffic policeman has been fired for accidentally giving a top-secret document to a taxi driver from Tajikistan.

Tense Calm Overnight in Bishkek

Combined Reports
Vigilante groups organized by Kyrgyzstan's self-proclaimed new government spent the night battling looters to return calm to the city after riots that forced President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to flee to his stronghold in the south of the country.

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