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Diplomats Fumble as Uzbekistan Jails Russian

Last summer, Russian authorities made a show of caring for its citizens, agreeing to a spy swap with the United States for 10 busted agents, including redhead media darling Anna Chapman. But not everyone seems to enjoy such attention.

Transneft Slams Foreigners and Nazis

State-owned pipeline company Transneft hit back at critics Wednesday with a stinging personal attack on campaigning blogger Alexei Navalny and criticism of foreign governments that, it alleges, sought to disrupt an oil link to the Pacific Ocean.

Dvorkovich Fears Verdict Risk

The risk of doing business in Russia will increase in the eyes of many foreign investors after the second conviction of Yukos chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky last month, Kremlin economic aide Arkady Dvorkovich said Wednesday.

Muslim TV Channel to Air Soon

Combined Reports
The government will soon launch a Muslim television channel that will broadcast primarily educational programs designed for a young audience in the hope that it will foster tolerance, chief mufti Ravil Gaynutdin said.

Senior Cop Held in $46 Million Swindle

The Moscow Times
A police general overseeing an anti-mafia coordination bureau for former Soviet republics was detained Wednesday in Moscow on suspicion of defrauding a businessman of $46 million, the Investigative Committee said.

Kotova First to Lose Immunity at EBRD

Yelena Kotova, the official accused of corruption while representing Russia on the board of directors of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, is the first member of the board to lose diplomatic immunity since the bank's founding.

In Mideast, Medvedev Vows War and Peace

The Moscow Times
President Dmitry Medvedev pledged to pursue Middle East peace and to "tear the heads off" the unknown attackers who brutally beat Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin in November.

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