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Mironov's Ouster Puts Party in Peril

Raising the specter of a major shift in the political landscape, the long-serving Federation Council speaker and founder of the Just Russia party was ousted from his post in the upper chamber Wednesday.

Top Cop Says 94 Police Chiefs Fired as Part of 'Hard' Reform

The Interior Ministry is pushing ahead with re-evaluation tests that have led to the ouster of 94 police chiefs and will examine 900,000 lower-ranking officers by August, Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said Wednesday.

David Lipton Could Be Up for IMF Office

The U.S. government is considering nominating the bureaucrat behind Russia's shock therapy policies of the 1990s to the second-highest post at the International Monetary Fund, Reuters reported Wednesday, based on information from close sources.

Prosecutor Won't Let Ex-Employee Testify

The Prosecutor General's Office has barred a former prosecutor from striking a plea bargain with investigators in which he would testify against his former colleagues while partially admitting guilt to charges against him, news reports said Wednesday.

Medvedev's Big Presser Disappoints

President Dmitry Medvedev's much-awaited first "big" news conference on Wednesday left hundreds of journalists and many pundits disappointed and confused.

Police Summon Navalny Over Logo

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Investigators have ruled that the logo of, the anti-corruption web site of blogger Alexei Navalny, is a desecration of Russia's double-headed eagle coat of arms, Navalny said Wednesday on Twitter.

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