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2 Scientists Held in Murky Spy Case

Two St. Petersburg scientists have been arrested on spy charges that signal the resumption of criminal cases by a resurgent Federal Security Service against researchers accused of divulging state secrets.

Horns, Putin Open Hyundai Plant

Trumpeters dressed in white uniforms and long-legged drummer girls in blue jackets and cocked hats were playing marches Tuesday as Hyundai Motor launched its first Russian car assembly plant in St. Petersburg.

Lenta Co-Owner Claims Fraud

A conflict among shareholders of hypermarket chain Lenta escalated Tuesday, as chief executive Sergei Yushenko and board chairman Dmitry Kostygin claimed that rival chief executive Jan Dunning took control based on a fraudulent document.

As Judges Are Badgered, 13 Ask Police for Help

Working as a judge is a dangerous job, with 13 Moscow judges seeking police protection since January and the city's top judge receiving threats, the top judge, Olga Yegorova, said Tuesday.

Companies Eye Brazilian Energy Sector

Representatives from Russia and Brazil have agreed at an oil and gas conference in Rio de Janeiro to explore Russian participation in the Latin American country’s energy sector, the Energy Ministry said Tuesday.

Kremlin Sources Say Mayor's Fate Is Sealed

A tug of war around Yury Luzhkov persisted unabated Tuesday as Kremlin officials maintained that the mayor's political fate had been sealed even as he celebrated his birthday in the Austrian Alps.

Moscow-Nice Train Service to Start Thursday

The Moscow Times
In a throwback to pre-revolutionary days, Russian Railways this week will kick off a regular train service between Moscow and Nice, a southern French city popular among Russian glitterati and wealthy businessmen.

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