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EU Calls for 'Fast-Forward' With Russia

European Union leaders backed President Dmitry Medvedev's efforts to reform Russia by launching a modernization partnership program, but they remained conspicuously silent about a violent crackdown on opposition protesters.

Boeing Wins Coveted Aeroflot Tender

State-owned industry holding Russian Technologies, which conducted the tender on behalf of Aeroflot, said Boeing submitted the best offer technically, operationally and financially.

Opposition Decries Police Violence After Rally

Opposition activists said Moscow police officers attacked about two dozen people at and after an unauthorized anti-Kremlin protest, breaking the arm of an activist reporter and manhandling a World War II veteran.

Putin Expects Salary Decision in the Fall

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said the government still held out hope of raising salaries this year for federal employees such as doctors and teachers, despite his recent support for a Finance Ministry plan to push for greater state austerity.

Gref Says Rate Cut Puts Banks at Risk

The Central Bank's latest cut to its benchmark interest rate could have a negative impact on the country's banking sector, Sberbank president German Gref said. Gref called interest rates “unjustifiably low.”

Tsereteli's 12th Sculpture Is Dedicated to Beslan Victims

A 5-meter-tall monument to people killed in the Beslan terrorist attack was unveiled Tuesday on Ulitsa Solyanka, and a city official said controversial sculptor Zurab Tsereteli had been selected for the job because his was the smaller of the two best proposals.

Gerashchenko Derides Yukos Charges in Court

Former Central Bank chief Viktor Gerashchenko, who was chairman of the Yukos board from 2004 to 2007, after Mikhail Khodorkovsky's arrest in 2003, said he had never heard of oil theft in the company.

Venturesome Poet Andrei Voznesensky Dead at 77

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Poet Andrei Voznesensky, who rose to prominence during the thaw that followed Josef Stalin's death and never bowed to the Kremlin, died in Moscow on Tuesday. He was 77.

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