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Putin Backs $75 a Barrel Oil Estimate

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has backed an oil price proposal that paves the way for greater federal spending next year when the presidential campaign kicks off.

Another Hermitage Lawyer Is Targeted

The Interior Ministry investigator who put Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky behind the bars where he died was accused Thursday of targeting another lawyer working for the company.

State Duma Won't Punish Absent Lawmakers

The Duma will not punish lawmakers who skip sessions, despite a recent investigation finding that one-quarter of deputies and senators are regular absentees.

Sentence Given for Attempted Murder of Yamadayev

A former bodyguard for a Chechen clan locked in a feud with President Ramzan Kadyrov has been given a prison sentence for an assassination attempt that he claimed was ordered by Kadyrov.

Cash-For-Clunkers Gets Another $320M

An additional $320 million will be provided for the state's cash-for-clunkers program in 2010, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said. But he also called for the program to end next year.

Putin, United Russia Ignore Rally Crackdown

United Russia has prevented lawmakers from debating police violence that occurred at a Moscow opposition rally, a Communist State Duma deputy said.

Russians Loath to Bind Love by Contract

Of the nearly 1.2 million Russian couples who registered marriages last year, only about 2 percent sealed contracts setting out the terms of a divorce. Few can bring themselves to strike a bargain over affairs of the heart.

Moscow Ready for CIS Bonds

Russian stock exchanges may soon begin trading bonds from former Soviet states, as a step toward transforming Moscow into a global financial center, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said.

Antitrust Service to Prosecute Firms for 'Superlative' Searches

By Ksenia Boletskaya / Vedomosti
While the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service earlier had proposed banning superlatives like “the best” in advertising, this is the first time that it has opened a case against a firm that placed an ad near such types of search results.

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