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Deep-Pocketed Owners Closing Media Outlets

Russia might be known in the West as a dangerous place for journalists. But the country also has long been a pretty place to work, with many media outlets offering salaried employment to reporters and editors without earning any money in return.

Defense Minister Vows Not to Draft Postgraduate Students

Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov promised Wednesday not to draft postgraduate students into the army after a group of students who fell victim of a bureaucratic mix-up appealed to President Dmitry Medvedev.

Siemens Wins $2.98Bln Train Order

Russian Railways signed an agreement to buy 1,200 electric rail cars worth $2.98 billion from Siemens and billionaire Dmitry Pumpyansky's Sinara Group on Wednesday.

Musicians Forced to Cancel Benefit Concert for Activist Troitsky

Management of the Central House of Artists has canceled a star-studded rock concert in support of music critic and public activist Artemy Troitsky, who blamed pressure from the authorities for the decision.

Minister Surfaces on Gazprom List

Gazprom listed First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov as a candidate for its board of directors to be elected later this month, despite the Oct. 1 deadline set by President Dmitry Medvedev for ministers to vacate seats on the boards of state companies.

Turkish Yacht Poisoning Kills 3

Three Russian tourists have died and 17 others have been sickened by suspected alcohol poisoning during a yacht party in Turkey, the Federal Tourism Agency said Wednesday.

Abkhazia Says Pacific Nation Recognizes Its Independence

The Moscow Times
Georgia on Wednesday derided an announcement by the Abkhaz government that the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu has recognized the breakaway republic's independence.

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