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Reiman Quits as Svyazinvest Post Opens Up

President Dmitry Medvedev's telecoms and IT adviser Leonid Reiman abruptly resigned, saying he was going to "focus on using his expertise" outside government. The move followed the resignation of Svyazinvest's CEO, raising speculation about Reiman as a replacement.

Duma Amends Skolkovo Bill

The State Duma passed an amended bill on the Skolkovo innovation hub, adding perks for participants, but legal experts and potential investors said more work was needed to ensure the project's success.

NTV and Medvedev Target Luzhkov

A simmering conflict between Mayor Yury Luzhkov and President Dmitry Medvedev broke into the open over the weekend as Medvedev criticized the mayor and major television channels aired unprecedented critical reports.

Vladikavkaz Mourns Bombing Victims; 21 Others Killed

The Associated Press
Clashes between police and suspected militants left 21 more people dead in the North Caucasus, even as stunned Vladikavkaz residents laid flowers in a square where a suicide car bombing last week killed 17 people.

Indebted Car Dealer Vanishes for 4 Days

The heavily indebted owner of one of Russia's largest car dealers disappeared from Moscow last week, sparking worries that he had been kidnapped. But it turned out that he had been whisked away by Dagestani police officers and freed after four days.

Nashi, Mitvol Fume Over Tots and Prostitutes

A feud between Nashi and Moscow prefect Oleg Mitvol is escalating, with the pro-Kremlin youth group demanding that Mitvol's staff vacate an office and the prefect seeking criminal charges against a Nashi spokeswoman.

Medvedev Praises Web, '90s at Forum

With a little more than a year left in his first presidential term, Dmitry Medvedev said Russia has achieved democracy but democratic institutions remain so weak that citizens prefer to appeal to him directly.

Putin to Join Health Experts at WHO Forum

The Moscow Times
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will join more than 300 leading health officials on Monday as they discuss climate change, HIV, tuberculosis, tobacco and alcohol at an annual meeting of the World Health Organization's Europe chapter.

Petropavlovsk Proceeds With Unit's IPO

Combined Reports
Petropavlovsk will proceed with a Hong Kong listing of its nonprecious metals division in October, as initial public offerings pick up in improving market conditions.

Rusnano Revamp to Bolster Company, Putin Says

The upcoming reorganization of state nanotechnology giant Rusnano into a joint-stock company will enable it to purchase assets of companies with foreign ownership, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

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