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'Russian Rambos' Busted, But Other Attacks Appear

Primorye police have declared victory in their search for a gang of "Russian Rambos," accused of a series of attacks against corrupt cops. But possible copycats began to target law enforcement officers in the Perm and Novgorod regions.

Former Estonian Spy Accused in Arctic Sea Case

A Latvian has been sentenced to seven years in prison for hijacking the Arctic Sea ship last year, and he accused the former head of Estonia's intelligence service of organizing the operation.

Total Looks for Big Stake in Yamal Gas Field

Total is looking to win a major stake in the Yamal liquefied natural gas project, Total's CEO said, signaling unabated foreign appetite to invest in Russia despite a dip in the country's exports of the fuel.

Duma Backs Bill Empowering FSB

The Moscow Times
The State Duma has approved in a first reading a bill that would allow the Federal Security Service to issue warnings to people or organizations deemed at risk of committing crimes in the future.

100,000 Uzbek Refugees Seek Safety at Border

About 100,000 minority Uzbeks fleeing mobs of Kyrgyz massed at the border Monday, an Uzbek leader said, as the deadliest ethnic violence to hit this Central Asian nation in 20 years left a major city smoldering.

Moscow Faces Test in Kyrgyz Violence

The Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization held urgent talks Monday on how to deal with an outbreak of ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan that has killed at least 170 people and injured more than 1,500.

New Pulkovo Terminal Gets 'Royal' Treatment

The Moscow Times
Designers from British firm Grimshaw Architects last week presented their vision of the new Pulkovo Airport terminal to His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

Environment Minister Trutnev Wants Drilling Checks

Combined Reports
Russia's environmental watchdog has opened a series of probes into off-shore drilling projects in the wake of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the environment minister said.

Lawyer Jailed for Stealing $14.5M From Elderly Couple

The Moscow Times
A Moscow court has sentenced a lawyer to 3 1/2 years in prison for stealing $6 million and 7 million euros ($8.5 million) in cash from an elderly Novosibirsk couple who inherited the money from their son, Interfax reported.

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