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Luzhkov Wants Skyscraper Taken Down a Notch

City Hall may force developer Don-Stroi to lop several completed stories off a giant luxury apartment complex in southwestern Moscow, saying the extra floors were built without prior approval.

Pressure Mounts on Interior Ministry in Magnitsky's Death

Former colleagues and friends of Sergei Magnitsky have stepped up their campaign against officials whom they implicate in the death of the Hermitage Capital lawyer in a Moscow detention center last year.

Trial Opens in Killing of Kadyrov's Rival

Two Chechens charged in the 2008 killing of Ruslan Yamadayev, a former State Duma deputy and powerful rival of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, went on trial in the Moscow City Court on Wednesday.

Moscow Protests Presence of Chechen Rebel Envoy in Strasbourg

Russia's delegation to the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly cried foul after Chechen rebel envoy Akhmed Zakayev appeared in Strasbourg for a crucial debate on the North Caucasus.

New Peacekeeping Force Heads for Sudan

The Defense Ministry dispatched a new team of 120 Russian pilots, engineers, technicians and civilian experts, as well as four MI-8 MTV helicopters, on a United Nation peacekeeping mission in Sudan.

Ostrovsky's Drama Captures Money Lust, 130 Years On

“Money” proves again that Alexander Ostrovsky, who wrote his plays more than 130 years ago, represented the Russian experience as well as anyone. Ostrovsky had no idea what people would look and sound like in 2010, but he sure knew what they would be like.

Jailed Inventor Fears Magnitsky's Fate

A businessman charged with fraud, released from custody, and then arrested again after he posted an online video appeal to President Dmitry Medvedev went on trial in Moscow's Tverskoi District Court on Wednesday.

St. Petersburg Lawmaker Wants Behavior Code

The Moscow Times
A St. Petersburg lawmaker has called for the drafting of an etiquette handbook advising foreign visitors to speak only Russian and to avoid wearing national dress — similar to a behavior code planned in Moscow.

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