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Putin Warns on Bread Prices

The government conceded that bread prices have risen across Russia and unleashed the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service on "market participants" who used the drought as an excuse to inflate prices by as much as 20 percent.

Moscow's Choking Smog Returns Briefly

After a few days' break, Muscovites were again left gasping for a breath of fresh air Sunday as smog from wildfires returned to the city, but weather forecasters said the toxic smoke would not last.

Court Refuses to Free Khimki Suspects

The Moscow Times
A Moscow regional court has rejected an appeal to release two members of an anti-fascist group who are accused of taking part in an attack on Khimki City Hall, Ekho Moskvy radio reported.

Poultry Ban Is Lifted for Most U.S. Plants

The Moscow Times
The Agriculture Ministry said it would lift a ban on poultry imports for more than 75 percent of U.S. facilities now blocked, saying the plants meet its processing requirements.

Regional Bosses Seek New Title

Life could get a lot simpler — or complicated — after Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov announced last week that he no longer wanted to be known as president and suggested a common title for all regional leaders.

Rapper Slams Police After His 'Apology'

Rapper Noize MC, who was jailed for 10 days for “disorderly conduct” after Volgograd's police took offense at his mocking them in his music, has released a new song that lambastes the police and calls Russia a “police state.”

Bidders Line Up for Skolkovo City Plan

By Polina Khimshiashvili / Vedomosti
Well-known firms are competing for the right to design the innovation city in Skolkovo, including several that are working on the 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vladivostok.

Altai Governor Fires Barnaul Mayor

The Moscow Times
Altai Governor Alexander Karlin on Friday fired the mayor of the region's capital, Barnaul, for "systematically failing to fulfill his duties," the regional administration said in a statement on its web site.

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