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Medvedev Leaves Investors Inspired

Dmitry Medvedev left investors so enthusiastic at last weekend's St. Petersburg forum that even his biggest shortcoming could not spoil the mood: He refused to say whether he would address the forum as president again next year.

Moscow Faces an Extreme Makeover

Moscow is on the way to becoming a brand-new city, several times larger and with new districts for the government and big companies built away from the city center.

Critical Journalist Erased From TV

A prominent journalist has been censored out of a family show he co-hosted on Rossia One television, months after he lost another job with the channel's owner for comparing St. Petersburg's governor to Adolf Hitler.

Zenit FC Says Cop Tasered Best Scorer

The Moscow Times
The Premier League's best striker, Serb Danko Lazovic, said he was tasered by a Nizhny Novgorod police officer after his Zenit St. Petersburg beat the local Volga team 2-0.

Gref Borrows Question From Lenin

Sitting down to an early breakfast with a bevy of state leaders, top bankers, oligarchs and executives, Sberbank head German Gref, the event's host and a former economic development minister, compared their challenges to those faced by Lenin.

Investigators Probe Ethnic Tensions

The Moscow Times
The Investigative Committee has taken over from police an inquiry into a clash between North Caucasus natives and ethnic Slavs in a Leningrad region village.

Anticipated Chinese Gas Deal Falls Through

Moscow and Beijing have failed to conclude one of the biggest energy deals in history, estimated to be worth $700 billion over 30 years, to supply Siberian gas to the Chinese market amid an inability to resolve differences on pricing.

Sobyanin Bans Construction of Orthodox Church

The Moscow Times
Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has banned construction of a Russian Orthodox church in a northwest Moscow suburb where residents said they would rather keep a children’s playground.

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