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07/28/2010

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Medvedev Says Modernization More Than High-Tech Toys

President Dmitry Medvedev insisted that his modernization drive went beyond technological innovations Tuesday, saying Russia could not be modernized without fighting corruption, curbing the state's involvement in the economy and introducing fair competition.

Hayward to 'Get His Life Back' in Russia

Former TNK-BP chief Robert Dudley, forced from the post in 2008, will take the helm at BP in October, while outgoing CEO Tony Hayward will be nominated for a board seat at Russia's third-largest oil producer, BP said Tuesday.

Police: Cost of Bribe Nearly Doubles

The average bribe has nearly doubled from 23,000 rubles ($760) last year to 40,000 rubles ($1,320) in the first six months of 2010, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

Limonov Refuses Compromise on Rallies

Opposition politician Eduard Limonov said Tuesday that he will no longer file requests with the authorities to stage rallies on the final day of every month with 31 days — but he will not stop the rallies.

Donors Pledge $1.1Bln to Kyrgyzstan

The Associated Press
International donors pledged $1.1 billion in aid Tuesday to help Kyrgyzstan rebuild after months of political and ethnic violence.

The Next Generation of Computer Geeks

Special Report: Russian authorities, educators and employers are betting on tech-savvy young people to help transform Russia’s natural resource-based economy into one based on innovation.

Report: Russian Spy Reached Czech Generals' Offices

Reuters
Three Czech generals, including a presidential staff member and a NATO representative, were forced to leave the army in 2009 after a Russian spy made contact with their offices, a Czech newspaper reported Tuesday.

Traffic Cop Arrested in $4M Robbery

The Moscow Times
A traffic police officer and an unemployed man have been detained on suspicion of staging a daring June robbery that left three dead and 131 million rubles ($4.3 million) missing from an armored van in downtown Moscow.

Canada Revokes Spy Suspect's Passport

The Associated Press
Canada has revoked the passport of Christopher Metsos, the accused paymaster of a Russian espionage ring who fled after being freed on bail in Cyprus, a passport department spokeswoman said.

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