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Hopes Raised As Court Frees Entrepreneur

The country's courts may finally be heeding orders from the Kremlin to end a crackdown on the business community, judging by the surprise ruling to avoid jailing a gravely ill entrepreneur after her conviction on fraud charges.

U.S. Visa Deal Hits a Snag in New Duma

The timeline for final ratification of the much-anticipated visa agreement with the United States has been put into doubt by new political realities in the State Duma, with the signing likely postponed for months.

Sberbank Opens High-Tech Archive for Bank Documents

A new high-tech automated archive and logistics center has been built for Sberbank outside Moscow, the first of its kind in Russia. The facility cost Sberbank $103 million.

Optimism on Missile Defense Agreement Drops

The optimism after last year’s Russia-NATO summit in Lisbon has been plummeting because NATO isn't heeding Moscow’s reservations, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told The Moscow Times.

New Social Network Offers Solutions

Personal computer manufacturer Lenovo has launched a new social network in Russia that focuses on proposing solutions to real-life problems and building communities to help implement them. The first round of project proposals began in early December.

Spin Doctor Surkov Leaves Kremlin

The Kremlin's longtime political mastermind Vladislav Surkov was removed from his post Tuesday in what observers called a response to recent anti-government protests.

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