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Fighting Fires for the Rush, Not the Money

Bravado and boyhood dreams aside, belonging to Russia's 220,000-member firefighting force doesn't offer much. Firefighters throughout the country are underpaid and left to tackle dangerous jobs with obsolete or inadequate equipment.

Moscow on Alert After Pyatigorsk Blast

Moscow police went on alert Wednesday after a car bombing injured 29 people in Pyatigorsk in the North Caucasus Federal District. A Kremlin adviser said militants affiliated with Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov might have carried out the attack.

Luzhkov Resumes Vacation

City Hall said Wednesday that Mayor Yury Luzhkov was resuming his interrupted vacation, despite smoldering anger over his slow response to the heat wave and smog.

Grain Imports May Exceed Exports

Russia will sharply increase imports of agricultural goods this season and may become a net importer of grain for the first time in 11 years, as a severe drought continues to ravage the harvest, analysts said.

Ship Carrying 111 Tourists Collides With Barge

More than 100 foreign tourists had a scare on the Volga River on Wednesday when their cruise ship collided with a barge. But none of the tourists, from the United States, Germany and Italy, were injured during the successful efforts of the crew to keep the ship afloat.

Sistema to Tap Rakhimov for Bashneft’s Board

By Dmitry Simakov / Vedomosti
Murtaza Rakhimov, who recently resigned his post of president of Bashkortostan, will help holding company Sistema manage oil-producer Bashneft as part of the oil company's board of directors, three sources told Vedomosti.

Suspect in Deadly Car Theft Has Alibi

The Moscow Times
Police detained a suspect in connection with a shootout with police that left two people dead in southwestern Moscow. But Abdul-Zakir Ismailov was released by police because he had an airtight alibi, reported.

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