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09/17/2010

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Pro-Medvedev Group Is Formed

A prominent State Duma deputy is creating a cross-party movement to support President Dmitry Medvedev's modernization policies — just as speculation swirls about a split in United Russia because of a spat over Mayor Yury Luzhkov.

Moscow's Air Conditioner Mystery

The heat and smog are gone, but many people have made a purchasing decision for next summer: to buy an air conditioner. Still, they all face a vexing problem. There are very few air conditioners for sale these days.

Infrastructure Spending Is Rising, Builders Say

The market for the construction of roads, bridges and tunnels may grow at least 4 percent to $23.5 billion this year, the head of a builders' association said.

Ufa Construction Crane Seized, 4th This Year

If you can't collect your wages, seize a construction crane. That seems to be the sentiment among some workers in Bashkortostan's capital, Ufa, where cranes have been seized at least four times this year.

Gay Activist Spirited Away to Minsk

A leading gay rights activist was detained at a Moscow airport and resurfaced in Minsk in a bizarre case that his supporters linked to his campaign to pressure Moscow's City Hall on gay pride rallies.

New Sochi Airport Terminal Opens

A new Sochi airport terminal intended to serve passengers arriving for the 2014 Winter Olympics and built by Oleg Deripaska’s Basic Element at a cost of 6.2 billion rubles ($200 million) has officially opened.

Public Chamber Considers Khimki Forest

The Moscow Times
The Public Chamber held hearings Thursday on a disputed plan to build an $8 billion Moscow-St. Petersburg highway through the Khimki forest. But it kept mum on its own position, which is vital for a resolution to the matter.

Investigation into Journalist's Death Reopened

The Moscow Times
Investigators on Thursday reopened for a second time a criminal inquiry into the mysterious 2003 death of investigative journalist and State Duma Deputy Yury Shchekochikhin.

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