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Medvedev May Lose In Mayor Mess

Though President Dmitry Medvedev's decision to fire Moscow's mayor may look bold, the time he took to make it and a compromise over a replacement mayor subtract from the Kremlin chief's move.

Hu Touts A ‘New Start’

President Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese President Hu Jintao opened an oil line connecting the two countries, as they met for the fifth time in the past year in a push to increase bilateral trade.

Art Ban Puts Louvre Exhibit in Doubt

A stab at censorship by the Culture Ministry may derail a high-profile exhibition of Russian modern art in the Louvre, with artists lining up to boycott the event after works were banned from going to France as “too provocative.”

Luzhkov Gets the Ax

President Dmitry Medvedev has sacked veteran Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, a powerful political opponent who criticized the Kremlin and then defied pressure to resign.

Top 500 Take a Hit in Crisis

Cumulative revenue for Russia's biggest 500 companies in 2009 fell by 3 percent over the previous year, according to an annual rating published by Finans magazine. But a few corporations prospered during the crisis.

Drunk Mistakes Plane for Bus, Tries to Exit

The Moscow Times
A drunken Urals builder flying home after a Black Sea vacation tried to exit the plane midflight after mistaking it for a bus, a news report said Monday.

Boy Abandoned in Caribbean to Return

The Moscow Times
Children’s ombudsman Pavel Astakhov flew Monday to the Dominican Republic to bring home a 12-year-old Russian boy who was abandoned there in 2005 by his Russian foster parents.

Prisoner Dies as Police Pledge Better Care

The Moscow Times
A 52-year-old man was found hanged in a police clink in western Moscow in an apparent suicide — just as the interior minister promised to step up care for detainees and the selection criteria for officers.

Bill on New Investigative Body Sent to Duma

The Moscow Times
President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree separating the Investigative Committee from the Prosecutor General's Office and sent a bill regulating the new agency's work to the State Duma, the Kremlin's press service said.

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