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Hijacked Tanker Freed in 22-Minute Gunfight

Russian marines freed a Russian oil tanker hijacked by Somali pirates in a 22-minute gunfight that saw one pirate killed and 10 others arrested. The 23 sailors on the Moscow University tanker emerged unharmed, a Navy spokeswoman told The Moscow Times.

Chemezov Says Beretta May Open Unit in Russia, Supply Firearms to Police

Italian firearms maker Beretta agreed to consider opening a production unit in Russia, Russian Technologies chief Sergei Chemezov said. But a source familiar with the situation said contacts with the Italian company were at a very early stage.

Kadyrov Says He Has No Car

The Moscow Times
Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov owns no cars and lives in a cramped 36-square-meter apartment in Grozny, making him one of Russia's poorest regional leaders — at least on paper.

Allied Troops to Join 10,500 Russian Soldiers in Victory Parade

The Russian soldiers will march for the first time alongside troops from the United States, France, Britain and Poland in a larger-than-life parade to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany this weekend.

70 Fired Notaries Back at Work

The Moscow Times
About 70 Moscow notaries who lost their licenses in 2007 and 2008 amid a scandal over rigged state tenders for notary licenses are back at work, Vedomosti reported Thursday.

A 65-Year Wait for an Apartment and TV

Just before the 65th anniversary of the Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany, one veteran of the Red Army at last realized the apartment promised to him for his service in World War II.

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