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VTB Banker Takes Over for Borodin at Bank of Moscow

A Moscow court on Tuesday removed Bank of Moscow president Andrei Borodin from his position, even as shareholders were set to oust him next week anyway.  Lawyers for Borodin and his deputy have said they will appeal the decision.

European Court Rebukes Law on Parties

In a stiff rebuke of authorities' efforts to sideline opposition parties, the European Court of Human Rights has declared Russia's law on political parties as draconian and ruled that the 2007 dissolution of the opposition Republican Party was unjustified.

Apathy at a High Ahead of Duma Vote

Two-thirds of the population take no interest in politics or public life, and the rest rarely go beyond voting in elections, according to a new VTsIOM survey that shows a rapid rise in apathy over the past four years.

Yota and IT Watchdog Make Peace in Frequencies Dispute

A month after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the Moscow office of Scartel, the wireless Internet provider has settled its conflict with the Federal IT and Mass Media Inspection Service over the distribution of fourth-generation network licenses.

Tax Service Challenges Legality of Raids

The Federal Tax Service reported Tuesday that it has complained to prosecutors about the legality of last week's searches at its Moscow office by the Federal Security Service and the Investigative Committee.  

3 Detained in Hunt for 'Sick' Bomber

Belarussian authorities said Tuesday that they have identified a key suspect and detained three others in a deadly blast in the Minsk metro that they called a terrorist attack.

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