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05/04/2010

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Medvedev Orders Probe After 2nd Jail Death

Real estate executive Vera Trifonova, 54, died Friday in the same prison hospital where Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky died in November, and her lawyer said he would sue the investigator and judge who kept her in custody.

Short-Term Real Estate Market May Grow, Report Says

Moscow may see a boom in the temporary apartments segment over the next two to three years, with the largest fraction being sold in the premium property market, a consulting company said.

Blue Bucket Protests Draw Duma's Attention

Muscovites have been attaching blue buckets to the hoods of their cars in recent weeks to mock the flashing blue lights, known as migalki, that allow senior bureaucrats to disregard the rules of the road.

Sutyagin, Sentenced on Espionage Charges, Denied Parole

An Arkhangelsk regional court has rejected a parole appeal from Igor Sutyagin, a military analyst who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for espionage in 2000, saying he "has not mended his ways."

Kadyrov, Putin Called 'Predators' of Media

Reporters Without Borders said Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov was linked to the murders of two outspoken critics of Moscow's handling of the conflict in Chechnya and accused Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of being responsible for increased state control over the country's media.

U.S. Faults Russia for Weak Protection of Intellectual Property

The U.S. Trade Representative Office report placed Russia on a "priority watch list" of 11 countries that "do not provide an adequate level" of intellectual property protection.

Putin Floats Merger of Gazprom, Ukraine's Naftogaz

In a proposal that seemed to take his Ukrainian counterpart by surprise, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin suggested merging Gazprom with Ukraine's national energy company, Naftogaz Ukrainy. If it materializes, the merger would give Russia a say in running Ukraine's pipelines, which are essential for gas transit to Europe.

Kadyrov Aide Denies Ordering Killings

The Moscow Times
An adviser to Chechen Republic President Ramzan Kadyrov has denied allegations that he organized the killings of two of Kadyrov's enemies last year.

Blast at Nalchik Racetrack Kills One

Combined Reports
A homemade bomb exploded Saturday at a racetrack in Nalchik, the capital of southern region Kabardino-Balkaria, while a man was shot dead by policemen after opening fire at a sports complex in the neighboring republic of Ingushetia.
A worker taking a break from constructing a giant stage in the colors of the Russian flag on Red Square on Monday ahead of a Victory Day parade on May 9. Chinese President Hu Jintao will visit Moscow for ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

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A worker taking a break from constructing a giant stage in the colors of the Russian flag on Red Square on Monday ahead of a Victory Day parade on May 9. Chinese President Hu Jintao will visit Moscow for ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

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