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12/27/2011

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Udaltsov Arrest Comes at Bad Time

Radical opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov will meet the new year in a Moscow prison, a city judge decreed in a ruling that sparked protests outside the courtroom. His new 10-day jail term appeared to fuel anti-Kremlin sentiment.

Ericsson Goes From Oil to Mobile

The head of Russian operations for telecoms giant Ericsson, Maria Radtke, was fluent in English, Swedish, French, German and Spanish when she arrived in Moscow in 2010. She could not, however, speak Russian.

Plans for Park Raise Concern

Cycling paths, barbecue areas and extreme sports facilities are part of the city's plans for its largest park. But environmentalists have attacked the plans as cover for large-scale construction projects.

Storchak Predicting Caution in Debt Sales

The government will wade slowly into the international bond market in 2012, selling less than a quarter of its planned offering of ruble-denominated government debt in the first quarter as it grapples with hesitant investors.

'Pearl Ensign' Avoids Prison Time

A former police officer in St. Petersburg was given a suspended sentence for beating up and insulting political protesters last year, a scene that was captured on video.

Signs of Protest: What They Carried

The Saturday protest offered a cornucopia of political slogans, signs and posters. The Moscow Times spoke to people carrying some of the better ones about what they wanted to say and why.

Kremlin Silent on New Massive Protest

Organizers of this past weekend's anti-Kremlin rally in Moscow, allegedly the biggest street protest since 1993, were divided on whether they could press authorities into cooperating.

Ill Businesswoman Convicted, Released

The Moscow Times
A seriously ill businesswoman was convicted of fraud in a Moscow court late Monday, but given a three-year suspended sentence and immediately released.

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