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Expats, Officials Fume Over Tariffs

A head of state rarely throws up his arms in frustration over a minor tariff issue. But President Dmitry Medvedev nearly blew his top when questioned about the customs union's failure to lift hefty import duties on foreigners' household items.

Migrant Quotas Cut For 4th Year in a Row

State quotas for temporary work and residency permits for migrants are being cut for the fourth year in a row, the government has decreed.

Pipeline to Carry 15% Of Output

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has signed off on a plan to build a $3.6 billion Arctic pipeline to new oil fields that could produce a sizable share of Russia's output by the end of the decade.

$100,000 Needed to Help Track Walruses

Environmentalists will ask oil and gas companies to help fund an "ambitious and expensive" plan to tag and trace endangered Atlantic walruses in the Russian Arctic.

Virgin Relic Mania Reaches Fever Pitch

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Braving freezing cold temperatures and ice-covered sidewalks, some 82,000 faithful stood in line Thursday to see and kiss a newly arrived relic of the Virgin Mary in the country's largest Orthodox cathedral in Moscow.

Putin Links Elections to Recession

The defeat of the ruling United Russia at the polls could plunge the country into an economic crisis "like with our friends in Europe," Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned Thursday.

Q&A: From Printing Prohibited Books to Building Palaces

Brand recognition is everything in business, and the Googles, Coca-Colas and Apples of the world spend billions of dollars every year building loyalty.

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