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A Liquidator Searches for the Truth at Chernobyl 25 Years On

Twenty-five years ago, Alexander Glushchenko volunteered to join the "liquidators," an army of 600,000 who put their lives on the line to clean up the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Activist Threatened After Yacht Photo

A Moscow community leader said Monday that she has received anonymous phone threats after she posted a picture of a local official standing beside a yacht bearing his name.

Medvedev Hopes to Teach at Skolkovo One Day

President Dmitry Medvedev reiterated on Monday his desire to see Skolkovo become a new global brand name — possibly in part because he hopes to work there after retiring from the Kremlin.

Economy Apartments Fetch More

Rental rates for economy-class apartments in Moscow surged 15 percent to 25 percent in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the first three months of last year, fueled by dwindling supply and stable demand, a real estate agency said.

5 Jailed in Kaspersky Kidnapping

The Moscow City Court authorized on Monday the arrest of five people, including an elderly ex-convict, on suspicion of kidnapping the son of software tycoon Yevgeny Kaspersky to pay off their debts.

HSBC Quitting After Just 2 Years

Despite a commitment to "aggressive" growth, HSBC's dreams for the Russian retail banking market ended Monday with a tacit acknowledgement by the bank that it could not compete against state-owned heavyweights like VTB and Sberbank.

Failed Contestant Suspected in 'Dom-2' Blast

The main suspect in a weekend explosion that maimed a guard on the set of the "Dom-2" reality television show is a wannabe contestant who claimed that he was roughed up by the guards, media reports said Monday.

Kudrin Wants Focus on Inflation, Not Ruble

The Moscow Times
Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said Monday that he would prefer the Central Bank to focus on taming inflation rather than weakening the ruble.

Bolshoi Is Set to Reopen in October

The Associated Press
After years of reconstruction and accusations of embezzlement and fraud, the Bolshoi Theater will reopen in October looking just as it did during its tsarist era, a subcontractor has said.

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