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Prokhorov Finding Support Among Businesspeople

Russian businessmen and foreign investors have cautiously welcomed the return of oligarchs to Russian politics — even if they're not quite sure what Mikhail Prokhorov is up to.

Putin's Call-In Show To Air Amid Unrest

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin could break his silence on the protests that swept Russia following the State Duma elections on Dec. 4, which were tarnished by widespread fraud allegations, when he hosts his annual call-in show on Thursday.

Foreign Tobacco Faces Ban on Charitable Donations

Charity representatives said Tuesday that new legislation being considered by the Health and Social Development Ministry could forbid international tobacco companies from making philanthropic donations.  

2 Deputy Moscow Mayors Join State Duma

City Hall's top real estate official, Vladimir Resin, who has worked in the construction industry since the Khrushchev era, has traded his post for a State Duma seat.

Bentus Gets Major Distributor

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to become an official distributor of skin sanitizers produced by domestic manufacturer Bentus Laboratories, part of the localization trend by drug makers seeking to capitalize on the country's robust pharmaceutical market.

Vlast Editor Fired Over Putin Insult

Censorship fears surfaced Tuesday after billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who owns the Kommersant Vlast weekly, fired its editor-in-chief over an obscene photo involving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

OMON Faces Charges for Raid Violence

The Moscow Times
Investigators have opened a criminal case against officers of the OMON riot police  who were accused of seriously beating at least 20 people during a raid at a roadside cafe in the Tyumen region

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