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05/26/2011

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Putin Courts Medium-Sized Business With New Agency

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin moved to create a role for himself as a supporter of medium-sized business by formally starting a group Wednesday that aims to take care of the segment's problems at the highest level.

Opposition Leader’s Wife Fights Drug Dealing Charges

In 2003 teenager Taisia Osipova became an overnight celebrity in her hometown of Smolensk when she smacked the governor with a bouquet of carnations to protest his policies. Fast-forward to this year, and Osipova is on trial on charges of drug dealing.

3 Injured in Downtown Horse Rampage

The Moscow Times
In a bizarre throwback to the days of old, a horse went loose in downtown Moscow late Tuesday, injuring three female pedestrians in an hourlong rampage — and disappeared.

Russia Signs OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Russia took a major step forward in its three-year effort to join the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development on Wednesday when it signed onto the Western-dominated forum's anti-bribery convention at a ceremony in Paris.

Apple Launches iPad 2 Early

Official sales of Apple's iPad 2 will kick off Friday, retailers said Wednesday, in an apparently hurried response to unauthorized sales of the device in recent weeks.

Intern Fired for Duma Exposés

A college student who blogged about State Duma deputies playing cards and surfing the Internet during sessions has lost his Duma internship. “Everyone is walking around, chatting to one another. Some read newspapers and others play cards in the back rows,” he wrote Sunday.

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