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10/20/2011

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Luxury Clinic Sued After Expat Left Blinded in One Eye

When Alyona Kojevnikov slipped on ice and hit her head last winter, her first instinct was to go to a posh private clinic to make sure she was all right. Instead, she says she was left blinded in her left eye — not by her injuries, but by the treatment itself.

Top Election Official 'Barred From U.S.'

The country's top elections official said he has been "honored" to be included in the "Magnitsky list" of Russian officials blacklisted for U.S. entry over human rights violations. Vladimir Churov said he would therefore not be able to travel to the United States to work as an observer at the U.S. presidential election in November 2012.

Police Cut Short PETA Strip Stunt

Two American animal rights protesters were detained at the World Trade Center while attempting to strip down to bikinis on a cold October day in central Moscow to drive home PETA's message, "Leave animal skin to animals."

Sberbank Looks to Crowdsourcing to Generate New Ideas

Sberbank is looking to the technology employed by the Occupy Wall Street protests and international hacking groups to generate new ideas for Russia's biggest lender.

Trade Pact Draws Kiev Closer to Russia

Most former Soviet republics have signed a free-trade agreement that looks to increase mutual trade, especially between Russia and Ukraine, by removing some import and export duties.

Court Orders Release Of Ill Businesswoman

A gravely ill businesswoman held in pretrial detention in Moscow may be released within days after the city court ruled on Wednesday that her arrest had been extended illegally.

Report: Pilot Error Caused Lokomotiv Crash

The Moscow Times
Pilot error was to blame for the plane crash that devastated Yaroslavl's elite Lokomotiv ice hockey team last month, Kommersant reported on Wednesday, citing anonymous sources within the investigation.

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