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08/11/2010

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Meaning Lost in Extremist List

Neo-Nazi symphathizer Andrei Kolchanov isn't a leading nationalist, yet a legal quirk has placed more than 300 of his computer files on a Justice Ministry list of banned materials. He said they include photos of his pet dog.

Medvedev Targets Overpriced Medical Equipment

President Dmitry Medvedev ordered the government to prepare amendments to a law on government purchases, after regional authorities bought CT scanners for as much as four times the factory price.

Girl, 2, May Sue LUKoil Vice President

A 2-year-old girl might take a LUKoil vice president to court after her father, who was suing the executive over the girl's mother's death in a traffic accident, died last week, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Wendy's/Arby's to Open 180 Locations

Wendy's/Arby's Group on Tuesday announced that it would be opening 180 dual-branded Wendy's and Arby's restaurants in Russia over the coming 10 years. The first restaurant is expected to open in a Moscow shopping center in the first quarter of 2011.

City Hall Blamed for Epic Traffic Jam

Prosecutors blamed Moscow city authorities and the Federal Road Agency for a massive traffic jam that had caused thousands of people to miss flights at Sheremetyevo Airport earlier this summer.

Co-Pilot Putin Helps Put Out Wildfires

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took the pilot's seat in the government's fight against wildfires Tuesday, hopping on a firefighting plane to put out two blazes in the Ryazan region.

State Mining Giant Still a Fantasy

Reuters
The Kremlin's oft-rumored dream of creating a state mining giant is likely to remain a fantasy as budget woes make buying into Norilsk Nickel difficult despite pressure from its owners to intervene in their latest row.

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