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Report: Lawyer Beaten to Death

New evidence released Monday added weight to suspicions that Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was beaten to death by prison guards in 2009 and did not die from health problems as previously claimed by the authorities.

Investment Estimated at $36Bln

Foreign direct investment in Russia reached $36 billion in the first 10 months of the year, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday during a meeting of the government's commission on foreign investment, citing the Central Bank.

Dzhioyeva Wins S. Ossetia Vote

The situation in South Ossetia was tense Monday after authorities declared opposition candidate Alla Dzhioyeva the winner in a presidential runoff, a result that her Kremlin-supported opponent Anatoly Bibilov disputed.

Krishna Holy Book Faces Ban in Tomsk

The book may be accused of expressing religious hatred, suppressing human dignity and declaring one religion superior to all others. But "Bhagavad Gita As It Is" can hardly be called Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf."

U.K. Prince Helps in Russian Sailor Rescue

The Moscow Times
A team of British coast guards, including Prince William, plucked two Russian sailors from the Irish Sea after their freighter sank in foul weather Sunday. But at least one sailor died, and five others from the all-Russian crew remain missing.

One Dead in Crackdown On Chernobyl Veterans

One of about 30 protesters who had been on hunger strike in this eastern Ukrainian city over pension cuts died after police broke up their tent encampment, emergency services and the protest's leader said.

Electoral Mutiny in TV Ad Ban

Campaign ads by opposition parties have been banned on state television by order of the head of the Central Elections Commission, who has no authority to do so.

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