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Medvedev Promises Political Change but Offers Few Details

Tackling a sensitive issue that he had avoided, President Dmitry Medvedev promised to implement political reforms aimed at bolstering the economy. But he insisted that they be done without foreign participation.

One of Russia's First Internet Users Recalls the Thrill

In 1982 Soviet biochemist Anatole Klyosov typed in the address of a Stockholm university and entered his password. That session made him one of Russia's first web surfers, if not the very first.

Obama, Medvedev Talk Chicken, Eat Burgers

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The U.S. president said Russia and the United States reached an agreement to resume U.S. poultry exports to Russia and that he supported Moscow's accession to the WTO.

Charges Dropped Against Yukos' Aleksanyan

Vasily Aleksanyan, the gravely ill former Yukos vice president, will leave Russia for treatment abroad after a Moscow court dropped charges against him.

United Russia Blasts Rights Ombudsman

Russian human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin has come under heavy fire from United Russia for his criticism of a violent police crackdown on a May 31 opposition protest.

Kyrgyzstan's Troops Vote in First Stage of Referendum

Kyrgyz soldiers voted in the first stage of a referendum to create what would be Central Asia's only parliamentary democracy.

Apple CEO Advises Medvedev to Change Russian Mentality

President Dmitry Medvedev left California's Silicon Valley with a brand-new iPhone 4 and a bit of advice from Apple CEO Steve Jobs: Change the mindset of Russians.

Court Dismisses Beer Spiking Suit

The Moscow Arbitration Court has rejected a lawsuit from the Russian Beer Union that sought a retraction from a government official who claimed that brewers spiked their beer with hard alcohol.

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