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12/02/2011

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Voronezh Businessmen Go Communist to Rebuke Ruling Party

There is little love lost between Mikhail, a successful Voronezh businessman in his 50s, and the Communist Party. But Mikhail is voting Communist this Sunday.

Japanese Invest Big in Trucks

An HD-785-7 monster dump truck has rolled off the production line at the Komatsu factory in Yaroslavl for the first time, as the Japanese company seeks to cash in on the anticipated boom in infrastructure and mining.

Russian Worry High On Health, Ecology

Russians are among the most dissatisfied in the world with their health and well-being, having great distrust for the health-care system and deep concerns about the environment.

$2.7Bln Book Market Also Hit by the Crisis

Against a backdrop of two years of declining book sales in Russia, 250 publishing companies and literature unions from 20 countries have assembled in Moscow this week for the 13th International Book Fair Non/fiction.

Corruption Drops Slightly In '11

Russia's reputation for graft has improved, jumping 11 spots in watchdog Transparency International's annual corruption perception index of countries around the world.

Q&A: Don't Call It a Collective Farm. It's Much Bigger

Don't tell Patrick Ghidirim that the more than 250,000 hectares of rich black earth that he manages in central Russia is a free-market version of a mega collective farm.

Media Pressured Before Elections

As Sunday's State Duma vote draws near, the plot thickens. A string of incidents this week has led observers to believe that the Kremlin is extremely nervous about the waning popularity of the country's leaders, manifested in dwindling support for United Russia.

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