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Jailing of Pregnant Mother of 4 Sparks Protest

A pregnant mother of four who was charged with embezzlement has become a cause celebre after a court sentenced her to three years. Champions for her cause include former Yukos lawyer Svetlana Bakhmina and children's ombudsman Pavel Astakhov.

Full Plate for Medvedev’s Baku Visit

When President Dmitry Medvedev arrives in Azerbaijan Thursday for a two-day visit in yet another bid to strengthen the Kremlin’s influence in the South Caucasus, he will face all the unsolved problems that have troubled the region since the Soviet breakup.

Well-Known Emigres Rally

The opposition's attempts to stage rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg got an unexpected boost when Russian emigrants took to streets in London, Berlin, New York and Tel Aviv to express solidarity.

Coca-Cola Acquires Juice Maker Nidan Soki

Coca-Cola, the world's largest soft-drink maker, said Wednesday that it had acquired one of Russia's biggest juice producers, Nidan Soki, as part of its plans to expand in the fast-growing market.

Aeroflot Sues Moscow for Traffic Jam

The Moscow Times
Aeroflot has filed a lawsuit against the Moscow city government, seeking compensation for losses caused by a days-long traffic jam on a highway leading to Sheremetyevo Airport, court documents showed Wednesday.

Foreign Ministry Urges Russians to Avoid Georgia

The Moscow Times
The Foreign Ministry has issued a recommendation to Russian citizens to avoid traveling to Georgia because local authorities prosecute foreigners who visit Abkhazia and South Ossetia, RIA-Novosti reported.

LG in Pirated Software Probe

Police have opened a software piracy investigation into the Russian branch of LG Electronics, in the first anti-piracy case against a major foreign company. The investigation could carry serious implications if expanded beyond the South Korean firm.

Blair Disliked Yeltsin Hug

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair describes his discomfort at receiving a long bearhug from an "unpredictable" President Boris Yeltsin in a new book.

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