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Russia Goes Online to Hire Lawyers for Strasbourg

The Justice Ministry has turned to an online state tender as it goes to new lengths to fend off a wave of Russia-related complaints in the court in Strasbourg, France.

Financial Crisis Offers a Common Voice to Russia, EU

President Dmitry Medvedev and European Union leaders might not reach any significant policy breakthroughs at their 25th summit. But their positions on dealing with the financial crisis largely coincide.

Billionaires Top List of Absentee Lawmakers

The Federation Council senators with the worst attendance records are the Tuva republic's Sergei Pugachyov and Lyudmila Narusova and Dagestan's Suleiman Kerimov, according to a Public Chamber report to be released Tuesday.

Fired Prefect Has Heart Attack

Yury Bulanov, the sacked prefect for Moscow's Southern Administrative District, has been hospitalized after having a heart attack, Interfax reported. He was fired Friday, apparently a day after FSB officers searched the prefecture's office.

Putin Attacks Steel Price Hikes

Prime Minster Vladimir Putin lashed out Monday at a price hike planned by metals makers, questioning its economic feasibility just as the industry agrees to a compromise increase of 22 percent.

200 Protesters Detained 2 Days After Putin Backs Rallies

More than 1,000 people gathered outside Moscow's Mayakovskaya metro station, chanting "Disgrace!" and "Russia without Putin!" in support of freedom of assembly.

Kaczynski Crash Data Handed to Poland

The Associated Press
Russian investigators on Monday handed over to Poland copies of cockpit conversation recorders and other materials related to the probe into the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski.

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