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Untalented Youth Need Not Apply to Pro-Kremlin Camp

When the annual Seliger summer camp kicks off northwest of Moscow, thousands of young men and women will gather around barbecues for a wide range of discussions ― but not viewpoints.

Hundreds Miss Sheremetyevo Flights Because of Road Work

A small bridge drew enormous attention Thursday when Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stepped in to resolve a traffic deadlock that has paralyzed the main highway northwest of Moscow.

Courts to Begin Posting Rulings Online

Most court rulings will need to be published online in full, except for the names of witnesses, beginning immediately. Proponents say the change will improve transparency at the expense of privacy.

Vedomosti Gets Extremism Warning

A government watchdog has slapped Vedomosti with a formal warning, saying the newspaper promoted extremism with an opinion piece. Two extremism warnings give the authorities the right to close a media outlet.

Belarus Maneuvers Ahead of Customs Union

Belarus raised the transit fees for Russian oil products through its territory, in a move seen as last-minute maneuvering ahead of its accession to a customs union with Russia and Kazakhstan.

Motivating People to Participate in Skolkovo

Getting people to participate in an innovative economy has been a success for the government, Sergei Belousov told The Moscow Times. The software company entrepreneur also said he is co-founding a $30 million early-stage investment fund.

U.S. Prosecutors Say a 'Spy Ring' Suspect Has Confessed

Associated Press
A suspects in an alleged spy ring has confessed to U.S. federal agents that he worked for Russia's intelligence service, U.S. federal prosecutors said Thursday. Authorities said Juan Lazaro admitted that wasn't his real name and that his home in the New York suburbs was paid for by Russian intelligence.

Ufa Officials Cleared of Bribery in Daimler Case

The Moscow Times
Bashkortostan prosecutors have cleared local officials of wrongdoing in their acquisition of a shipment of German-built trucks, despite an acknowledgement from Daimler that it had paid bribes of about $30,000.

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