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Grocery Chains Grow as Recovery Sets In

As the nation emerges from the recession, the dynamic energy of the food retail business can be seen around the clock. More and more outlets have been opening.

Liberal Party Mulls Registration

Liberal leaders have pledged to get a new party registered ahead of the State Duma and presidential elections, but skeptics doubt if the apparently futile effort is worth it, arguing that it will be nearly impossible for the new party to obtain registration.

Telecoms Band Together to Sponsor Online 'Cybermilitia'

Four telecom giants have banded together with the government's support to sponsor a "cybermilitia" seeking to combat child pornography and the promotion of extremism, violence and drugs, but skeptics are wary of censorship.

Mascots Audition for Olympics

The potential mascots for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi premiered on the air Monday night in the first public presentation of the images after months of collecting ideas and design work.

Shuvalov Nominated for Exhibition Center Board

First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov could join the board of directors of the All-Russia Exhibition Center — the exhibition grounds once known as VDNKh — to oversee its $4 billion reconstruction, officials said.

Metro Director Gayev Leaves

Moscow metro chief Dmitry Gayev became the latest Luzhkov-era official to fall on his sword Monday as Mayor Sergei Sobyanin seeks to remedy a growing fraud scandal and install his own team in key municipal posts.

Navalny's Suit Vs. Transneft Goes to Court

The Moscow Arbitration Court held preliminary hearings late Monday on the second lawsuit of outspoken blogger and lawyer Alexei Navalny against Transneft, seeking to obtain the minutes from the company's board of directors' meetings for 2009 and 2010, a court official told The Moscow Times.

Police, Locals Hunt for Hammer-Wielding Thief

Local vigilantes in northeastern Moscow started a hunt for a serial attacker who is assaulting women in the area with a hammer, though police were divided as to whether they appreciate amateur help, reports said Monday.

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