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07/14/2010

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Investigator in New Magnitsky Video Fights Back

The battle over the death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has escalated, with an Interior Ministry investigator fighting back against accusations of murder and corruption.

Metropol Founder Invests Karate-Style

Mikhail Slipenchuk has combined his passion for karate and travel with an entrepreneurial streak to turn his Metropol firm into a leading investment company after starting off with a modest $300,000 in the early 1990s.

Agriculture Minister Says Meat Exports Could Soar

Russia may export 60 times more pork and poultry by 2020, even as it seeks to build its food security by reducing dependence on imported meat, Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik said Tuesday.

Survey: State Regulators, Inspectors Are Gumming Up Business

Despite a recent decrease in inspections from some agencies and pressure to clean up what President Dmitry Medvedev has called a "corrupt" and "ineffective" bureaucracy, businesses are growing more and more disenchanted.

Baikonur Veteran to Get Space Burial

Vitaly Fyodorov, who was involved in more than 100 launches, including the Buran program for the Soviet space shuttle, will finally reach space himself in August by means of a Soyuz rocket, Interfax reported.

Bashkortostan's Rakhimov to Bow Out

A Kremlin bid to bring new blood to regional leadership scored an important win Tuesday as the regional leaders of Bashkortostan and Chuvashia announced that they would resign after their terms expire.

One-Third of Inmates Are Ill

The Moscow Times
More than a third of all inmates suffer from illnesses, including AIDS, syphilis and tuberculosis, a senior federal prison official said Tuesday.

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