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Politician Dies Outside Moscow Hospital as Guard Refuses Entry

A regional leader of A Just Russia died outside a Moscow hospital as his friends pleaded with a security guard to let them in, a senior party official said Wednesday. The hospital has offered contradictory explanations about what happened.

U.S. Envoy: No Visa-Free Regime

The Moscow Times
The U.S. ambassador to Russia has crushed feeble hopes of a visa-free regime between the two countries, saying it could only be implemented in the distant future, Novaya Gazeta reported.

Music Critic Found Guilty of Defaming Police

Artemy Troitsky, Russia's most prominent music critic, is facing two years in jail for crossing over into public activism and  presenting an "anti-prize" to a policeman he named the worst cop of the year.

Glonass Navigation Begins to Take Off

Navigation and Innovation Systems Glonass, a partnership between the Federal Space Agency and AFK Sistema, praised their navigation system at a recent conference, but problems have stalled the growth of the Russian version of GPS.

JPMorgan Sees Evolutionary Results From Financial Center Ambitions

Though JPMorgan's Russian head, Jeffrey Costello, is keen not to be cynical about President Dmitry Medvedev's flagship project to transform Moscow into a center of international finance, he is also realistic.

Putin Signals He's Staying Put

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday promised fat government spending for the defense industry, agriculture and infrastructure over the next 10 years in an indication that he intends to stay in power long after the 2012 presidential election.

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