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07/19/2010

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Tough Prescription: Drug Industry Faces Modernization

Special Report: Only a fraction of medicines bought in Russia are made here, and Russian drug companies are few. Dragging the pharmaceutical industry into the 21st century will require investment from foreign companies — and from the government, experts say.

France Detains 3 in Moscow Metro Plot

French police have detained three Chechens after receiving a tip from Russian law enforcement agencies that they might be plotting bombings in the Moscow metro.

Lukashenko Teams Up With Saakashvili

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has used Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili in a surprising anti-Kremlin move, with a Saakashvili interview appearing on Belarussian television. Analysts said the alliance is unlikely to last.

Environmentalists Attacked in Khimki Forest

Environmental activist Yevgenia Chirikova said she was beaten and threatened in attempts to scare her away from the Khimki forest, where she and other activists camped over the weekend to halt work on an $8 billion highway.

FSB Bill Clears Duma Amid New Protests

The Moscow Times
The State Duma approved in a third and final reading a bill that will expand the powers of the Federal Security Service to allow it to issue warnings to people whose actions "create the conditions for a crime."

Medvedev Names Leaders to Bashkortostan, Karelia

The Moscow Times
President Dmitry Medvedev has completed the latest regional reshuffle by appointing new leaders to Bashkortostan and Karelia, Interfax reported Saturday.

2,000 Defiantly Stage Rally in Resort Town

About 2,000 residents of a small town near Sochi rallied against environmental pollution Sunday evening, in spite of colossal efforts to stop the gathering after a previous protest drew 4,000 and left the top local official without a job.

Yevtushenko Gives House and Art to State

Associated Press
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russia's most renowned living poet, has given his house along with an extensive art collection to the state as a museum. It opens this week.

Sistema Proposes Ban on GPS-Only Devices

Combined Reports
Russia should legally prohibit the import of devices that operate using GPS satellite positioning technology to help develop the competing Glonass system, Sistema chief Vladimir Yevtushenkov told Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

OSCE to Send Police to Kyrgyzstan

Reuters
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said it would send a 52-member unarmed police force to southern Kyrgyzstan to monitor the fragile peace after ethnic clashes there.
A dog sitting in the water at Moscow’s Strogino beach on Sunday as it vainly looks for relief from the heat. Record temperatures have taken a worse toll on the countryside, destroying 10 million hectares of crops nationwide and prompting a state of emergency to be declared in 17 regions.

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A dog sitting in the water at Moscow’s Strogino beach on Sunday as it vainly looks for relief from the heat. Record temperatures have taken a worse toll on the countryside, destroying 10 million hectares of crops nationwide and prompting a state of emergency to be declared in 17 regions.

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