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Cash for Infrastructure Projects Lure Big Players

French engineering conglomerate Alstom has done a spectacular job making inroads in Russia over the past 12 months. It signed tentative agreements — or gained approval for deals — with nine major companies including RusHydro and Rosatom.

2 Former Prosecutors Arrested in Illegal Gambling Probe

The Investigative Committee appears to be winning a turf war with the Prosecutor General's Office, arresting two former senior Moscow region prosecutors and targeting 10 others, according to a news report published Wednesday.

Lada Unveils the Granta as Sales Continue to Rise

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin struggled with the modern features of Lada's new budget sedan Thursday during a visit to AvtoVAZ's Tolyatti headquarters Wednesday.

Navalny Rejects Immunity

Whistleblowing blogger Alexei Navalny said Wednesday that he would not cop out of a criminal case against him by seeking parliamentary immunity. He also said that he has no plans to give up his anti-corruption work.

Ecological Issues Slow Production of Shale Gas

France's National Assembly voted Wednesday to rescind licenses granted for unconventional gas exploration in a move that is likely to put smiles on faces in Gazprom headquarters.

Amazon Will Deliver to Iraq Before Russia

The world's biggest online retailer,, offers shipping to practically anywhere in the world, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. Even people craving an iPad 2 in war-torn and isolated countries can check the box for standard or expedited shipping. But not in Russia.

Putin Touts His New People's Front to AvtoVAZ Workers

Minister Vladimir Putin pressed ahead Wednesday with his creation of a popular front to prop up his United Russia party's chances in December's parliamentary elections.

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