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Report Sees Economic Crime Decline

Reported cases of economic crime have declined in Russia over the last two years against the background of recovery from the 2009 financial crisis.

649 Foreigners Set to Monitor Duma Vote

The State Duma elections will be monitored by at least 649 foreign observers, nearly half of whom will come from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council of Europe.

Bashkortostan Makes Up Lost Time

After years of closing the republic to outsiders, attracting foreign investment is now a priority for the Bashkortostan government, forced for the first time to grapple with a dwindling budget.

Modern Bazaar Opens in Mytishchi

Moscow food shoppers have traditionally walked a fine line between price and quality. But the owners of a new, brightly lit, hangar-sized space in the Moscow region town of Mytishchi think they can add a third dimension to the equation.

Apple Co-Founder Gives Innovation Pep Talk

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak visited Moscow on Tuesday for the fourth annual Innovation Convention to inspire a room overflowing with young, aspiring entrepreneurs to abandon their fears and think "outside the box."

Elections Watchdog Claims Harassment

The country's sole independent elections watchdog has accused state-run media — including the notorious NTV channel — of mounting a massive smear campaign against it days ahead of the State Duma vote.

Court Tosses Out S. Ossetia Poll Result

The Associated Press
A court in the separatist Georgian province of South Ossetia on Tuesday annulled the results of a presidential election, hours after the opposition candidate danced before supporters to claim victory over her Kremlin-anointed rival.

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