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05/05/2011

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Putin Picks 30 Caucasus Projects Worth $5Bln

The government has selected 30 investment projects worth 145 billion rubles ($5.3 billion) in agriculture, tourism and information technology as part of an ambitious program to develop the North Caucasus through 2025, Prime Minister Putin announced.

Beatings, Torching in Newest Khimki Forest Scuffle

A new skirmish over efforts to clear part of the Moscow region's Khimki forest for a new highway saw two environmental activists beaten and an expensive forest harvester torched Wednesday — all with little apparent reaction from police.

U.S. Assures Russia on Romania Missile Base

Combined Reports
A U.S. official on Wednesday urged Russia not to be alarmed by Romania's surprise announcement that it would host a U.S. missile defense site at a Soviet-built base.

Court Backs Arrest of Magnitsky Colleague

In an escalation of a legal battle between Hermitage Capital and the Interior Ministry, a Moscow court ordered the arrest of one of the firm's partners, and the case's investigator said Hermitage founder Bill Browder was on an international wanted list.

Dollar Queues Put Lukashenko on Unrest Alert

Bloomberg
Belarussians are on edge like no other time since President Lukashenko came to power in 1994. Last month a bomb in Minsk left 14 dead and about 200 injured. Speculation is now increasing that a faltering economy will force a devaluation of the ruble.

Putting Dog Owners on a Leash After a Brutal Attack

The attack on Monday afternoon lasted for just a few seconds. But when it was over, 12-year-old Nastya Sakharova lay crumpled on the ground with serious injuries to her face, arm and hip.

City Seeks Targeted Investments

The Moscow Times
Moscow is looking to tap Western health care companies to build diagnostic centers, the city government's chief for foreign investment said Wednesday.

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