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New Orders but No Lift for Superjet

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has boosted its order book for the Superjet by about 50 percent, with 60 firm orders at Britain's Farnborough air show, but insiders said Monday that the deals were partly political and far from the number needed to kick-start Russia's aviation industry.

Ethnic Tensions Flare After Fatal Moscow Stabbing

Thousands of people have flocked to three rallies — the latest on Monday night — to call for justice in the death of Yury Volkov, a 23-year-old Moscow resident who was stabbed to death during the brawl between Russian and Chechen youth on July 10.

Chichvarkin Seeks Investigation Into Mother's Death

Former handset mogul Yevgeny Chichvarkin has appealed to the country's top investigator, Investigative Committee chief Alexander Bastrykin, to open a murder case into the death of his mother.

Satanists Jailed for Ritual Murders

Seven self-confessed members of a Satanist sect were sentenced Monday by the Yaroslavl Regional Court to prison terms for killing four teenagers and desecrating their bodies in a 2008 initiation ritual.

A Russian Milestone: First Black Elected to Office

The Associated Press
People in this town used to stare at Jean Gregoire Sagbo because they had never seen a black man, but now they see in him something equally rare — an honest politician.

PIK to Sell $500M in Shares to Pay Debts

PIK Group is planning on selling up to $500 million in shares to pay off debts, the company's board of directors decided Friday.

Mayor Buys Crimean Sanatorium

The Moscow mayor's office will purchase a fifth sanatorium in Crimea for city officials to use on vacation, Mayor Yury Luzhkov said.

Thick Smog From Heat Wave Fires Covers Moscow

Muscovites struggled to breathe on Monday and Red Square was blanketed in smoke as a record-setting heat wave that has already ruined crops caused fires that set the area around the capital ablaze.

'Showman' Accused of Cocaine Trafficking

A prominent Russian impresario is accused of preparing a drug trafficking route to deliver 100-kilogram shipments of cocaine from the United States, Federal Drug Control Service chief Viktor Ivanov said Monday, without identifying the man.

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