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08/30/2010

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Japanese Expert Takes a Stab at Moscow Traffic

A university lecturer is suggesting in a new book that Moscow drivers take cues from the Japanese to unsnarl the city's traffic. But Moscow traffic the night of the book's presentation to city officials showed how difficult that may prove.

Militants Strike Kadyrov's Home Village

A daring militant raid on Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov's home village on Sunday erupted in a gunbattle that killed at least 14 people, officials said. Deadly violence also flared in other North Caucasus republics over the weekend.

Road-Tripping Putin Says Gasoline Too Costly

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin got behind the wheel of a Glonass-equipped Lada Kalina to test the new Amur highway over the weekend, but he complained that the quality of the “historic” road was unsatisfactory and that gas prices were too high.

Komi Cop in YouTube Appeal Detained

The Moscow Times
A former Komi police major who earlier had accused his ex-colleagues of fabricating criminal charges against innocent people was detained Friday in Moscow, police said.

Medvedev Gives Forestry Agency to Putin

The Moscow Times
President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Federal Forestry Agency to be transferred to the direct control of the government in the wake of this summer's wildfires.

Worries Over Smog’s Effects Decline

At the height of this summer's heat wave, public health officials and scientists made dire warnings about the effects of breathing in Moscow's smog. But now doctors aren't so sure that the consequences will be quite so bad.

Putin Backs Halt to Khimki Roadwork

In a rare reversal, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has backed down on his opposition to halting the construction of an $8 billion highway through the Khimki forest — even as loggers said they already cut down almost half of the trees in question.

Peru Says Deported Spy Faked Papers

Associated Press
A Peruvian journalist deported by the United States to Russia in a spy swap was accused of falsifying documents in Peru, and a prosecutor said she would be questioned by police if she returns.

Bout Denies Knowing State Secrets

Associated Press
Viktor Bout, the Russian businessman facing extradition from Thailand to the United States on arms trafficking-related charges, denied knowing Russian state secrets. He also accused the United States and international media of demonizing him.

Spy Chapman Poses for 'Erotic' Photos

Combined Reports
Glamorous secret agent Anna Chapman has posed provocatively for a Russian magazine shoot in her first public appearance since she was deported from the United States in a major spy swap.
Putin throwing a watch into cement at a new RusHydro plant in the Amur region. The prime minister was photographed Friday and Sunday in a Blancpain watch, similar to the $10,500 models he twice gave to members of the public last year. The watch above appears to be a different model.

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Putin throwing a watch into cement at a new RusHydro plant in the Amur region. The prime minister was photographed Friday and Sunday in a Blancpain watch, similar to the $10,500 models he twice gave to members of the public last year. The watch above appears to be a different model.

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