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Court Sees No Politics in Khodorkovsky Arrest

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday rejected former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s claim that his 2003 arrest was politically motivated but granted him 24,000 euros ($35,000) in damages for violations linked to the detention.

Lots of Smoke on No Tobacco Day

The average Russian reaches for a cigarette pack 17 times each day, and that practice isn’t likely to change anytime soon since the country lags in labeling tobacco packaging, Federal Consumer Protection Service chief Gennady Onishchenko said Tuesday.

Mystery Artist Hangs Putin Billboards

An anonymous street artist took credit for a mock advertising campaign that recast Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin as bare-legged male models sporting tennis rackets.

Politkovskaya's Suspected Killer Held

The Chechen man accused of trailing reporter Anna Politkovskaya into her apartment building late one Saturday afternoon and shooting her in the head as she got onto the elevator is in Moscow custody after evading authorities for nearly five years.

Path to Financial Center Divided

State and private sector finance executives are divided on how to realize President Dmitry Medvedev's ambition to transform Moscow into a leading international financial center.

Auditor Says $71M Misspent in State Tenders

Government officials misspent more than 2 billion rubles ($71 million) in state tenders between November and March, the Audit Chamber said in a report obtained by The Moscow Times.

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