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10/28/2011

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Nanotech Enthusiasm Peaks

In nanotechnology, size matters. But federal funding for the high-tech field has tapered off in Russia, flattening out at $1.88 billion per year through 2015 and losing ground in the race against the United States and Germany.

Luzhkov and His Wife Threaten Kremlin With Lawsuits

Former Mayor Yury Luzhkov and his billionaire wife, Yelena Baturina, have attacked the Kremlin with new accusations, threatening lawsuits and denouncing President Dmitry Medvedev as "a battering ram for racketeers."

Q&A: Zimin's Conversion to Capitalism Comes Full Circle

At 78, Dmitry Zimin is not your typical businessman. His success in creating VimpelCom, and growing it into the country's first corporation to go public on the New York Stock Exchange, overshadows his own personal transformation.

Ministries Differ on Airline Minimums

Small and midsized airlines may have won a stay of execution after the Economic Development Ministry shot down plans to close airlines with fewer than 10 aircraft, put forward as part of a safety review following the Petrozavodsk air crash this summer.

Heavyweights to Give Financial Center Advice

Some of the leading international bankers, investors and consultants will convene at Sberbank headquarters Friday to advise President Dmitry Medvedev on raising Moscow's profile as an international financial center.

Bolshoi Theater to Reopen After Restoration

The Bolshoi Theater reopens to the world Friday following a six-year, scandal-plagued renovation that has returned the cultural icon to its original glory while leaving observers stunned by its high cost.

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