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05/27/2011

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Putin Promises to Reduce Tax and Raise GDP

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed to ease the social tax burden for companies and promised that the country’s per capita GDP would double from the current $19,700 within a decade.

Initiative Makes State Compensate Victims of Crime

The Investigative Committee and Public Chamber are wrapping up legislation that would oblige authorities to compensate crime victims. The new bill would spare victims from the need to wait for the offender to be convicted before obtaining compensation.

Smiles but Little Else as Medvedev Meets Obama

Tackling perhaps the most divisive issue in relations between Russia and the United States, Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama agreed Thursday to press ahead in their search for a solution on missile defense in Europe that would satisfy the security demands of both their countries.

Kaku Helps Rostik Celebrate 30 Years

Rostik Group president Rostislav Ordovsky-Tanayevsky Blanco celebrated his company’s 30th anniversary by inviting about 300 “partners, friends and the best employees” to hear U.S. science evangelist Michio Kaku speak about the future of technology.

When Time Completely Stopped for a Fallen Soldier's Wife

When Pyotr Koval was drafted into the Red Army and sent to the front in 1941, he and his wife, Galina, stopped their watches to show that time stopped for them when they were apart. They never wound up the watches again.

FSB Faulted as Islamic Center Closes

An influential Islamic organization with offices across the country has been forced to close, highlighting a political struggle over the country's millions-strong Muslim population.

France Bets $3Bln on Caucasus Resorts

France will help build $2.84 billion worth of resorts in the North Caucasus, according to an agreement the French and Russian presidents signed Thursday ahead of the official opening of the G8 summit in Deauville.

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