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03/25/2011

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Era Ends With Closure of BBC Radio Service

For decades, the BBC Russian Service offered an alternative view on politics and society that, for many, offered a respite from the official propaganda. But on Friday, the era will come to an end because of drastic budget cuts by the British government.

Agencies Clash on Gambling Ring Case

Tensions between prosecutors and investigators flared Thursday after the Prosecutor General's Office largely rejected Investigative Committee allegations that its officials had broken the law. The office is continuing checks into other prosecutors.

Medvedev Vows Justice For Kashin

President Dmitry Medvedev announced on Thursday "progress" in the inquiry into the attack on Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin and pledged to name the assailants soon. But this may be a bolder statement than it seems.

Putin Pushes Figure Skating and Services

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin asked his subordinates for better efforts in providing government services electronically, and announced Moscow as the new host city for the world figure skating championship during the Cabinet session Thursday.

Cats and Growth at Urals Metal Giant

A dark-gray cat with a fluffy white chest and matching paws carefully walks among piles of green and yellow metal beams, paying no attention to workers in white helmets setting up equipment at a new facility of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works, or MMK.

Murder Charges for Kuchma

Reuters
Ukraine's ex-president Leonid Kuchma was formally charged on Thursday over the 2000 murder of opposition journalist Heorhiy Gongadze and could face up to 12 years in jail if convicted.

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