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Putin Opposes Deripaska’s Dividend

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dipped a careful toe into the high-stakes battle for control of Russia's largest miner on Tuesday, telling Norilsk Nickel's warring shareholders that it paid unusually high dividends last year.

Robbers Break Into Investigative Office

Masked intruders broke into the Moscow region branch of the Investigative Committee early Tuesday, riling through 18 offices and cracking open 25 safes after tying up the sole security guard, investigators said. A variety of cases was put at risk.

Natural Monopolies Off Sale List For 2011

The state won't privatize stakes in its natural monopolies or defense firms next year, Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina told reporters, the latest sign of skittishness in the government to part with key assets.

Chief Guard Out-Earns Top Spymasters

The Moscow Times
The chief of the Federal Guard Service out-earned the directors of both the Federal Security Service and the Foreign Intelligence Service, according to income declarations made public this week after months of refusal.

Governor's Tweet Draws Medevdev's Ire

President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday demonstrated tech-savviness by using Twitter for reprimanding Kirov Governor Nikita Belykh for tweeting during a session of the State Council.

Dozens Detained as EU Officials Join Rally

Police detained dozens of protesters attempting to rally late Tuesday at the closed Triumfalnaya Ploshchad in central Moscow, including rally leaders, but did not exert additional force despite a warning from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that the protesters deserved to be beaten.

Investigator Targets Hermitage Capital in London

The Moscow Times
An investigator implicated in the death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is trying to obtain a warrant to search a Hermitage executive's home in London, Magnitsky's supporters said.

Medvedev Tells Governors to Please the People

President Dmitry Medvedev has warned regional leaders that he is closely watching their approval ratings and hinted that they won't last long in the job if they cannot keep people happy.

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