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Planned Road to 'Putin's Ski Resort' Worries UNESCO

UNESCO and environmentalists are alarmed over a government plan to construct a paved road through a UNESCO World Heritage Site to an elite ski resort linked to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Nanotech to Play Big Role in Modernization Plans

President Dmitry Medvedev's modernization committee will review the status of the nanotechnology sector during its meeting on Wednesday.

Data on 1.6 Million MTS Users Leaked

Personal data of 1.6 million mobile phone users appeared online in the second such leak in three months, government regulators acknowledged Tuesday.

Dvorkovich Says Georgia Could Ruin Christmas

inland said Tuesday that Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization by year's end would be the "best Christmas gift for world trade," but Kremlin aide Arkady Dvorkovich warned that Georgia might spoil the holidays.

Case Predates Nationalist Rally

Tensions are rising ahead of an annual nationalist rally next week, with a former co-organizer facing two criminal cases for inciting ethnic hatred and riotous statements.

Tall Ship Skips U.S. Port in Snub Linked to Jewish Case

A Russian frigate refused to dock in San Francisco on a Pacific tour because of concerns that it might be seized and held as collateral for a collection of Jewish books and manuscripts. 

Luzhkov to Be Questioned in Bank of Moscow Investigation

The Moscow Times
Former Mayor Yury Luzhkov said a summons for police questioning in connection with a Bank of Moscow investigation is retaliation for his criticism of President Dmitry Medvedev, news reports said.

Navalny Helps Track Potholes

The Moscow Times
Moscow drivers will be able to plot routes avoiding potholes and improper speed bumps thanks to a deal between a navigation service provider and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny’s pothole-battling site, 

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