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Activists: Up to 25% of Vote Faked

Opposition leaders and rights activists on Wednesday presented fresh indications of massive fraud at last Sunday's parliamentary vote, insisting that election officials fabricated 20 percent to 25 percent of United Russia's result.

If State Builds It, Foreign Investors Will Come

As if tax relief isn't alluring enough, the government's Special Economic Zones now offers new services to net international firms. Investors no longer have to build their own facilities, but can ask the company to do it for them.

Surkov and Prokhorov Spin Election

Kremlin spinmaster Vladislav Surkov has weighed in on the Duma elections in a rare interview, denying reports of widespread fraud but also proposing a new party for "angry urban communities."

Russian-Made ZiL Limousine Inspires New Interest

The country's officials may be chauffeured to work in new models of domestic ZiL luxury cars, exchanging them for the Mercedes and BMWs currently in use.

Drug Maker Sees Market Risk

The growth of the domestic pharmaceutical industry might decline next year if the situation in Europe and the United States, which are struggling to fight a sovereign debt crisis, deteriorates.

Customs Rules Miss WTO Mark

The Federal Customs Service could have to change some of its internal regulations that bog down foreign trade, following Russia's accession to the WTO.

Russia in WTO: Pig Farmers Bracing For Changes in Trade

Russia's longest transition period to lower its import duties in compliance with WTO commitments will be for pork, but pig farmers don't feel protected.

Officials' Cars Kill Two Crossing Streets

The Moscow Times
A Supreme Court judge in the republic of Chuvashia fatally struck a 34-year-old woman crossing the street. The accident is the latest in a long string of fatal accidents involving officials.

Russia-S.Ossetia Border Shut Amid Upheaval

The Moscow Times
The border between South Ossetia and Russia was closed Tuesday following a grenade attack on the home of the breakaway region's prosecutor and a decision to throw out a court appeal by presidential hopeful Alla Dzhioyeva.

Rusnano, EBRD Plan Glass Plant

The Moscow Times
Rusnano and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development joined forces to invest 2.8 billion rubles ($90 million) and 1.4 billion rubles, respectively, into a glass-manufacturing plant to be built in the Moscow region.

Putin Bids for Kremlin Amid Protests

Helicopters patrolled the skies above Moscow on Wednesday as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin marched into the Central Elections Commission to file paperwork declaring himself a candidate for president.

250 Held in 2nd Night of Vote Protests

Opposition activists and pro-Kremlin youth faced off for the first time in a Moscow square on Tuesday, but police cracked down on the protesters before they could do anything but shout a few slogans.
Police detaining a protester during a rally on Tuesday evening on Triumfalnaya Ploshchad over the results of last weekend’s State Duma elections.

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Police detaining a protester during a rally on Tuesday evening on Triumfalnaya Ploshchad over the results of last weekend’s State Duma elections.

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