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Putin Out-Earns Medvedev, Again

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's income rose last year to $180,000, again surpassing that of President Dmitry Medvedev but far behind the $13 million declared by the wife of First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, according to income declarations.

Improved Ties Touted on Anniversary of Polish Plane Crash

The plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski a year ago has managed to improve Moscow's troubled relations with Warsaw — but it has opened new divisions in Poland.

Deadly Blast Rocks Minsk Metro

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An explosion tore through a key metro station in Minsk during evening rush hour Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 100 others, President Alexander Lukashenko said late Monday.

Putin Exhorts Pension Fund to Excel

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has urged the Pension Fund to be a showcase of the government's efficiency as national elections loom. He promised that the fund would spend an additional 20 billion rubles ($715 million) to pay higher social pensions this year.

Moscow's Luxury Real Estate Rankings Could Use Improvement

Moscow made a mediocre showing in the Global Cities Survey by international luxury real estate agency Knight, but the firm sees an upward trend in the city's fortunes.

Space Program in Time Warp 50 Years On

Fifty years ago, the Soviet Union took the lead in the space race by sending the first human into orbit. But on the anniversary of Yury Gagarin's flight, the country's space program is stagnating, lacking a direction and living off past successes.

Online Archive Chronicles 'Field of Victories' in Space

Fifty years to the day since Yury Gagarin blasted off from Baikonur to become the first man in space, the start of the era of space exploration is entering the realm of history.

State Fights Red Tape With Red Tape

The Moscow Times
President Dmitry Medvedev made a new attempt to fight bureaucracy with more bureaucracy by creating a working group to improve the way officials handle public complaints, the Kremlin web site reported Monday.

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