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Tuapse Protests Toxic Fertilizer Spill

A toxic fertilizer spill in Tuapse, Krasnodar region, has sparked unprecedented protests in the small seaside town, with locals venting their rage at development that they say is putting their lives and health in danger.

Putin Tells Scientists to Modernize Russia

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin urged the Russian Academy of Sciences to take the forefront in modernizing the country Tuesday, while scientists complained that a lack of funds meant that their contribution to scientific progress was minimal.

Medvedev Wants Russian-Made Limousine

President Dmitry Medvedev wants to swap his Mercedes Benz for a Russian-made car and has ordered his administration to examine renewing the production of limousines at legendary carmaker ZiL.

Khodorkovsky Goes on Hunger Strike

Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky has gone on a hunger strike to protest the extension of his custody, which he said violated new regulations introduced by President Dmitry Medvedev.

Winds of Change Can't Blow Stalin Away

Russia's president and prime minister have rejected Stalinism and denounced Stalin's tactics. But the sharp ideological turn may not have much influence on domestic policy, analysts said.

Activist Shareholder Demands Review at VTB

VTB minority shareholder Alexei Navalny said Tuesday that he had asked the bank's chief internal auditor to investigate a suspicious deal, or face probes by British financial and judicial authorities.

Norilsk's 2009 Profits Better Than Expected

Norilsk Nickel said it made a bigger-than-anticipated profit in 2009, after a recovery in nickel prices and stringent cost-cutting helped the miner bounce back from a year-earlier loss.

Even Sun Can't Keep Some Russians in Kyrgyzstan

Special Report from Bishkek: Sunshine brought some Russians to Kyrgyzstan during Soviet times, and Josef Stalin exiled many others there. But now some ethnic Russians are looking to leave after witnessing two violent uprisings in five years.

Prosecutors See Western Influence in Radical Groups

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The Prosecutor General's Office has accused pro-West forces of encouraging terrorist attacks, Vedomosti reported.

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