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Luzhkov's Ouster Rattles Teachers, Police

Although Yury Luzhkov made a fair share of enemies during his 18 years as mayor, he also won respect from thousands of public sector workers and pensioners by boosting their income.

News Analysis: Medvedev Shows He's His Own Man

"Wow! It looks like we've got a president after all." This was the typical reaction from political commentators in the Russian blogosphere after the news emerged that President Dmitry Medvedev had fired Mayor Yury Luzhkov.

Luzhkov Fired Over 'Loss of Confidence'

Yury Luzhkov arrived at his City Hall office on Tuesday morning just as the Kremlin released a decree signed by President Dmitry Medvedev from overseas that ordered his dismissal for a “loss of confidence” in his ability to remain in the job.

Canada's Nordion Turns to Rosatom for Isotope

Canada's MDS Nordion, a provider of products and services for health science, is trying to certify a rare medical isotope that it agreed to buy from a Rosatom subsidiary, the Russian company's chief said.

A Look at Luzhkov’s Legacy

Yury Luzhkov will be remembered by posterity as a fan of multistory construction and monuments by Zurab Tsereteli. Critics will link his name to the success of his wife's construction business, corruption and tearing down historical buildings.

Estemirova's Killer Identified, Bastrykin Says

The Moscow Times
Investigators have identified the gunman who killed Natalya Estemirova, the Chechen human rights activist and journalist who was abducted in Grozny in July 2009, Investigative Committee chief Alexander Bastrykin said Tuesday.

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