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01/31/2011

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Airport Bomber Targeted Foreigners

Foreigners were specifically targeted in the Domodedovo Airport bombing that killed 35 people, investigators said as they announced that they had identified the suicide bomber.

Tourists Refuse to Leave Egypt

Most Russian tourists currently vacationing in Egypt are reluctant to leave despite violent protests that have killed at least 100 Egyptians and injured thousands more and prompted tourists from other countries to flee, the Federal Tourism Agency said Sunday.

Suspect in Human Trafficking

The Associated Press
A U.S. citizen who used a fake Russian passport while living in Ukraine has agreed to go to Michigan to face charges for luring Eastern European women to the United States and forcing them to become strippers.

Yanukovych Seals Gas Deal With Baku

Reuters
Ukraine's president clinched energy pacts with Azerbaijan on Friday and attacked Russian plans to bypass his country in supplying gas to Europe, reviving market fears of regular spats between Moscow and Kiev.

Demise of Pugachyov Bank Under Review

The Investigative Committee has opened a criminal investigation into the intentional bankruptcy of International Industrial Bank, a source familiar with the situation said Friday, Interfax reported.

Foreign Investors Sought for $68Bln High-Speed Rail

Foreign investors will be invited to bid for 30-year contracts to design, build, finance and maintain new high-speed links as early as December, Russian Railways announced Friday.

'Crippled' Police Bill Clears Final Reading

The State Duma has passed a police reform bill in its second and third final readings, rejecting most amendments proposed by minority parties and the public, including a ban on beating women.

U.S. Mother Featured on TV Says Not Guilty of Abuse

Combined Reports
A U.S. mother shown on an episode of a popular American TV talk show disciplining her adopted Russian son by forcing him to swallow hot sauce and stand in a cold shower pleaded not guilty on Friday to child abuse.

St. Pete Seeks to Lose Historic Status

The Moscow Times
St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko has asked the federal government to strip the city, except for its center, of its historical status.

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