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Medvedev Keeps Distance From Putin’s Group

President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s decision to form a broad public group around his United Russia party is a legitimate political tactic, but stopped short of endorsing it.

Parole Proposed for Jailed Entrepreneurs

The country's overcrowded prisons could release 15,000 inmates if the State Duma takes up a "business amnesty" proposed by the parliamentary opposition. The idea could do much to improve the country's dismal economic climate.

MegaFon Focusing on State Orders

The newly merged MegaFon and Sinterra company plans to increase its revenue across different segments by 3.55 billion rubles ($126.9 million) in 2011 and will seek to expand sales to the government sector, representatives of the telecoms giant said Thursday.

Energy Agency Teams With IFC for Efficiency

A new partnership between the Russian Energy Agency and the International Financial Corporation could open up credit lines and provide broad support system for investors in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Revamped Nationalist Group Goes Legal

A notorious nationalist group has unexpectedly won a five-year battle for registration with the Justice Ministry, in line with what analysts said was a Kremlin plan to create a controllable right-wing movement.

Gold Bet Pays Off as Dollar Tumbles

With gold prices hovering around record highs of $1,515 an ounce and the U.S. dollar tumbling against the ruble, a recommendation by Vladimir Putin five years ago to buy more gold looks extraordinarily farsighted.

Old Moscow Photos Reappear

Murray Howe's photographs of pedestrians, street venders and aristocrats in 1909 are rare glimpses of everyday life before the upheavals of World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution — and they've sparked huge interest among history buffs and museums.

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