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New Household Shipping Fees Dismay Expats

Foreigners who want to relocate their families to Russia face a major new headache: expanded customs fees. Dozens of shipments that arrived after July 1 have been marooned, after officials said each shipment would cost $5 per kilogram beyond a new 50-kilogram limit.

Opposition Magazine Loses Lawsuit Over a Single Word

A Moscow court on Wednesday found New Times magazine, an opposition publication, guilty of defaming a United Russia deputy by writing that he “supervised” an ultranationalist youth group. Analysts warned the verdict was a setback for free speech.

DST Gains Full Control of

South African media holding Naspers invested $388 million in Digital Sky Technologies on Wednesday in a stake swap that gave DST full control of the popular service.

Medvedev to Modernize Germany Forum

The president's modernization agenda will play a prominent role in his two days of meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who arrived in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday evening.

Raspadskaya Says Mine Repairs to Cost Less

Costs to repair Raspadskaya's largest mine after fatal explosions earlier this year will likely reach about $280 million, the coal producer said, scaling back an estimate from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Admitting Failure, Medvedev Asks Lawmakers to Fight Corruption

President Dmitry Medvedev acknowledged Wednesday that his much-trumpeted campaign against corruption has yielded no palpable results, and he urged lawmakers to use special investigations to tackle the country's unmitigated graft.

12th Spy Suspect Worked for Microsoft

Microsoft said the 12th suspected member of a Russian spy ring operating in the United States was an employee at the company’s Redmond, Washington, headquarters.

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