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05/16/2011

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Booming Car Sales Spill Over to Repair Shops

Combine a booming automobile market with the hazards of driving in Russia — suspension-destroying potholes, deranged drivers clipping your side mirror — and you wind up with many options for car repair, which some estimate to be a $15 billion business.

Medvedev Questions Power Vertical

President Dmitry Medvedev made a series of statements Friday that could be construed as jabs at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, although the phrasing was vague enough to pass for an ordinary pre-election speech.

Aeroflot SuperJet Debut Moved Back

The first of 30 Sukhoi SuperJet 100s will be delivered to Aeroflot by the end of May and will make the initial commercial flight with the airline in June, a Sukhoi Civil Aircraft spokeswoman told The Moscow Times on Friday.

Amnesty Sees Mixed Kremlin Signals

Combined Reports
The government's rhetoric on freedoms has changed and activism is growing, but police crackdowns on protesters and attacks on journalists have continued in a climate of impunity, Amnesty International said Friday.

Ban Sought for Nazi-Era School Book

The Public Chamber urged the Prosecutor General's Office to ban an anti-Semitic publication favored by Adolf Hitler on Friday, just weeks after Moscow prosecutors found it of "historical and educational" value.

More Hotels, Roads 'Key' to Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad’s Baltik-Ekspo is not your standard business exhibition center. The only major conference center in the region's capital city, it is comprised of white tents in the middle of a muddy patch of grass.

Shoigu Driver's Ire Caught on Video

The Moscow Times
The personal driver of Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu was fined and reprimanded for threatening to shoot in the head a motorist who refused to give way, news web site Infox.ru reported Sunday.

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