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Bears and Mammoth Bones Keep Putin on TV

Putin's macho trip to the Far East, where he has shot gray whales, studied mammoth bones and palled around with brown bears, has left government watchers speculating why the prime minister has chosen this moment to burnish his image.

Avianova Sees First Year as 'Revolution'

Low-cost airline Avianova said it had created a "price revolution" in its first year of operations, though analysts and competitors said the startup was just revving its engines.

Airline Passenger Volumes Recovering

The number of airline passengers among Russian carriers increased 30 percent in the first seven months of the year, showing that the industry is recovering after the economic crisis, the Federal Air Transportation Agency said Thursday.

Medvedev Freezes Khimki Highway

President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a halt to the construction of a highway through the Khimki forest, marking a rare victory for a grassroots effort that the authorities tried to squash but that still swelled into a movement, even attracting an appeal by U2's Bono.

Kremlin Forwards Outside Appeal on Magnitsky’s Death

The Moscow Times
President Dmitry Medvedev has forwarded to the Investigative Committee an appeal from an international alliance of lawyers for justice in the death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, the association said.

Kremlin Aide Named Top Investigator For Moscow

Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin on Thursday replaced the head of the agency's Moscow branch, Anatoly Bagmet, with a little-known Kremlin official, a surprise twist in a battle between the agency and the Prosecutor General's Office.

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