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Aleksanyan, Yukos Vice President Who Had AIDS, Dead at 39

Former Yukos vice president Vasily Aleksanyan, who fought a protracted legal battle with the authorities before finally being freed on bail in 2009 to seek treatment for AIDS-related illnesses, died Monday, Dozhd television reported late Monday, citing his family. He was 39.

Medvedev Sacks a General

A week after ousting the finance minister, President Dmitry Medvedev continued a government shuffle Monday by dismissing a general who reportedly disagreed with the Kremlin's military reforms.

Avianova Fails, But Acrimony Will Run On in Court

Accounting firm KPMG has been drawn into the storm of acrimony surrounding the demise of budget airline Avianova after former managers at the airline accused the accountants of “gross distortion” in a report of the airline’s finances.

'Revolution Averted' in South Ossetia

Tensions are running high in South Ossetia, after the election commission of the breakaway Georgian province refused to register opposition politician Dzambolat Tedeyev as a presidential candidate. 

Retail Heads to the Regions, Gets More Specific in Moscow

Retailers see their future in smaller cities, despite their current underdevelopment, as a complex market forces Moscow malls to specialize and find their niche.

Math Genius Snubs Academy of Sciences

The Moscow Times
Reclusive math genius Grigory Perelman has de facto refused to join the ranks of the Russian Academy of Sciences by not replying to a membership invitation, Interfax reported Monday.

Foreign Scientists Drawn by Lucrative State Mega-Grants

Leading German oceanographer Peter Koltermann won a Russian "mega-grant" of 150 million rubles ($5 million) last year to research natural disaster risks. But Western researchers say red tape makes it hard to put the state grants to work.

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