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05/11/2011

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Russian Rule of Law Being Imposed by British Courts

President Dmitry Medvedev's efforts to stamp out "legal nihilism" and improve the rule of law — including the proposal to make communications with judges a matter of public record — aren't yet helping to reduce the caseload of British arbitration courts.

As Police Dismissals Mount, Hope Grows

Six senior regional police officers lost their jobs Tuesday in the latest round of Kremlin-ordered sackings at the Interior Ministry, giving some observers hope that reform was really taking shape within the police force.

Youth Vote With Cell Phones

Young Guard, the youth wing of the ruling United Russia party, is urging people to vote with their wallets by sending text messages in support of candidates to run in the upcoming State Duma elections.

New E-Government Portal Starts

State-controlled telecoms giant Rostelecom rolled out a new version of the e-government portal Gosuslugi.ru at the country's biggest telecommunications event of the year, Svyaz-Expocomm, held annually at the Expocenter.

Rotenberg Firm Finalizes Vnukovo Construction Deal

Infrastructure builder Transstroimekhanizatsia, or TSM, has signed a 7.45 billion ruble ($268 million) contract to renovate the main runway at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.

Navalny Targeted in Fraud Inquiry

The Investigative Committee said Tuesday that it has reopened a murky fraud case against Alexei Navalny, the whistleblowing blogger who has made powerful enemies with his corruption allegations.

Domodedovo Closed for Hour in Terror Test

Investigators closed off the main entrances at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport for an hour last weekend to re-enact terrorist preparations for the January blast that killed 37 in the international arrivals hall, Lifenews.ru reported Tuesday.

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