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Danish Drugmaker Faces Hefty Fine

The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service accused Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company, of violating anti-monopoly legislation and said the firm might face a fine of up to 15 percent of its Russian revenue.

Proposed Moscow Mosque Stirs Protests

A dispute has escalated over plans to build a mosque in Moscow's southeastern outskirts, with local residents vowing to send an appeal with about 2,000 signatures to President Dmitry Medvedev and nationalist groups promising to support them.

Putin Stays Up Late for Amur Highway Opening

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin held a videoconference in the early hours of Friday morning to congratulate Transportation Minister Igor Levitin and a group of workers on the completion of the Amur highway.

Alfa Invests $15M in Cuban Nickel

Alfa Group's A1 unit said it would invest $15 million in a 49 percent stake in its venture with Cuba's Commercial Caribbean Nickel. The venture with the Cuban state-run company is for developing a major Cuban nickel mine.

Anti-Drug Official Laments Lack of Rehabs

The Moscow Times
Russia faces an acute shortage of rehabilitation centers for drug users, Federal Drug Control Service chief Viktor Ivanov said at a government meeting.

Pro-Kremlin Parties Spar Over 'Go Russia'

The Moscow Times
A first skirmish of the new election season has flared after both A Just Russia and the ruling United Russia party announced plans to create pro-modernization movements called Go Russia.

Thumbing Noses at WTO, Pirates Try to Form a Party

A group of activists in their 20s who advocate modernizing the economy by "copying everything" are trying to register as a political party just as Russia tightens its anti-piracy policies in a bid for membership in the World Trade Organization.

Rebel Leader Talks of Power Struggle

Combined Reports
A new wave of Islamist attacks have swept Dagestan, leaving 13 dead, just as rebel leader Doku Umarov kicked off a leadership quarrel with an al-Qaida envoy Saturday.

Senior Militant Killed in Dagestan Fighting

Russia's counterterrorist forces killed the chief of a rebel group in Dagestan on Saturday, after a suicide bomber wounded at least 26 people there, news agencies reported.

Opposition Demands Vote for Moscow Mayor

Combined Reports
Hundreds of opposition supporters rallied Saturday to demand the return of Moscow mayoral elections as pressure mounted for Mayor Yury Luzhkov to resign.

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