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06/10/2011

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Ex-Colonel Who Killed Chechen Shot Dead

The Associated Press
Yury Budanov, a disgraced Russian army colonel convicted of murdering a Chechen teenage girl in 2000, was gunned down in a brazen, contract-style killing in downtown Moscow on Friday, investigators said.

White-Collar Crime Punishment Softened

By Lilia Biryukova / Vedomosti
Changes to the Criminal Code will enable white-collar criminals to buy their way out of trouble. The cost: five times the amount of damages inflicted, capped at 15 million rubles ($535,000), from each convicted person, paid to the federal budget.

Organic Foods Buyers See Safety in Worms

With a national ban on EU vegetables entering a second week, the producers and sellers of organic foods are eagerly welcoming an influx of buyers in hope of winning over new loyal customers.

Anarchists Blamed for Burned Cars

The Moscow Times
A group of alleged anarchists attacked a parking lot near a premium-class apartment building in western Moscow early Thursday, pelting cars with bricks, chunks of metal and self-made firebombs, city police said.

Leather Coats for Secret Service Stir Memories of 1930s Purges

The Moscow Times
A state tender by the Federal Guard Service for 60 long black leather coats has created a storm in cyberspace, with bloggers complaining that the clothing stirs up bad memories of Stalinist henchmen.

Mitsubishi Sees an Electrifying Future

A week of billion dollar deals has injected new energy into the auto market's recovery and put the government well on the way toward its goal of producing 80 percent of cars sold in Russia domestically.

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