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01/12/2011

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Medvedev Details State Downsizing

President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the government to oversee a 20 percent reduction of federal public servants, a move that could cost more than 100,000 officials their jobs over the next 27 months.

'Cinderella' Sparks Time Zone Feud

Kamchatka region officials have come down hard on a theatrical performance based on Charles Perrault's 17th-century rendition of "Cinderella" after declaring that it mocks the authorities, a former Kamchatka governor said.

Nuclear Cooperation Means Business

President Dmitry Medvedev has called for a businesslike approach to nuclear cooperation with the United States after a historic accord cleared the way for open nuclear joint ventures and the exchange of technology.

The Politics and Business of Going Green

This year will see increasingly politicized environmental movements sprouting up around local issues, and an alliance between green groups and businessmen to open up Russia's potential in renewable energy — provided there are no more fires.

Porn King Sues Over Film Ban

A top porn producer is suing the Culture Ministry for approving the content of his adult films but then banning them for their racy titles.

Police Call Mavrodi’s Scheme Legal

Police on Tuesday confirmed the legality of convicted fraudster Sergei Mavrodi’s plan to create a new investment scheme, MMM-2011, while other officials began to sound the alarm.

Russia Faces Pressure After Report on Graft

Russia may face international embarrassment if it fails to fulfill its obligations to the Council of Europe’s Group of States Against Corruption, or GRECO, in fighting graft.

Jury Trial for Suspects in Markelov Case

The Moscow Times
Nationalists accused of killing human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and liberal Novaya Gazeta reporter Anastasia Baburova in downtown Moscow in 2009 will be tried by a jury in an open court, the Moscow City Court said Tuesday.

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