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New Signs of Rift in Ruling Tandem

In the latest tit-for-tat among the ruling tandem, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday seemingly lashed out at President Dmitry Medvedev for inhibiting government work by sending wrong signals about next year's presidential vote.

Reporter Killings Give Way to Beatings, New Study Says

The trend in attacks on journalists changed in 2010, with murders giving place to savage beatings, but the overall situation remained dismal, according to a report released Wednesday.

Belarus Nabs 'Hannibal Lecter' in Blast

Belarussian authorities announced the arrest of the perpetrators of a deadly blast in Minsk's metro, with a source denying a political motive for the attack and likening one suspect to the fictional psychopath Hannibal Lecter.

Market Emerging for Islamic Finance

Islamic finance may debut this year in the Tatarstan republic in the form of sukuk, or bonds that, in accordance with Islamic law, do not charge interest, experts said at a World Islamic Economic Forum round-table discussion Wednesday.

Media Confront Looming Privatization

Every morning, Lyudmila Beryozkina walks along Sovietskaya Ulitsa, the main street of small town Sandovo in the Tver region, to the two-story sky-blue building that houses Sandovskiye Vesti, where she’s the editor-in-chief.

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