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RusAl Takes Norilsk Feud to London

United Company RusAl stepped up its game Wednesday in the ongoing dispute over Norilsk Nickel, as it filed a request to a London court to arbitrate its conflict with fellow Norilsk shareholder Interros.

Embassies Go Back to Work

As Moscow's sky remained almost smog-free for a second day, all embassies representing EU countries resumed their operations in full Wednesday, said the head of the EU’s delegation to Russia.

New Inquiry in Magnitsky Case

Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said he didn't know about online videos accusing senior police officers linked to Sergei Magnitsky's death of corruption.

Campaign Planned to Boost Moscow’s Brand

By Filipp Sterkin / Vedomosti
The Economic Development Ministry has proposed a large-scale ad campaign to help turn Moscow into an international financial center, with a plan that includes work with Russian nationals abroad and more emphasis on "success stories."

Google Tracks Traffic In Moscow, St. Pete

By Anastasia Golitsyna / Vedomosti
The Russian version of Google has launched a test version of its new service allowing drivers to monitor traffic conditions in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Vagrant's Death Reveals Demolition 'Swindle'

The Moscow Times
An investigation into a homeless person's death in Moscow put investigators on the trail of a suspected swindle involving a deputy mayor's brother, Kommersant reported.

Top Firefighter Longs for ‘Good, Old System’

The nation used to have a substantial task force for combating wildfires, but it was gutted in the 1990s and again in 2007. This summer's fires have shown that the reform was a failure, a top firefighter told The Moscow Times, and an overhaul is needed.

Prosecutors Say 90% of Prisoners Are Ill

The Moscow Times
More than 90 percent of prisoners in Russian prisons and pretrial detention facilities have health problems, the Prosecutor General's Office said Wednesday.

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