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Navalny Urges Chaika to Disband Putin’s 'Illegal' Front

Anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called on prosecutors to disband the All-Russia People's Front, even as the Russian Post and its 400,000 employees consider joining the new election vehicle of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Car Fleet Leasing Struggles for Its Niche

The domestic anomaly of unusually high automobile resale values and a habit of rewarding staff with purchase rights to company cars is making it difficult for leasing firms to break into the Russian corporate car fleet market, new research shows.

Jailed Veteran Turns to Lie Detector Test

An Interior Troops officer serving a 15-year sentence on charges of killing three civilians during the Chechen conflict will seek a retrial after a polygraph test indicated his innocence, his lawyer Dmitry Agranovsky said.

New Laser Attack on Passenger Airplane

The Moscow Times
An unidentified person tried to blind the pilots of an A319 jet with a laser beam as they prepared to land at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport late Wednesday, RIA-Novosti reported.

Sexy Russian Wendy Surprises Wendy’s

The Wendy's models who greeted reporters outside the U.S. hamburger chain's first Russian restaurant didn't resemble your traditional, wholesome Wendy girls. These Wendy girls wore short dresses, red-striped stockings and stilettos.

Duma Deputy Flies to Church

The Moscow Times
A Russian Orthodox Church archbishop said he only indulged a State Duma deputy who landed on the premises of a famous monastery in a helicopter.

Stakes High as Medvedev Seeks to Tackle Karabakh Quandary

The stakes are higher than ever before when President Dmitry Medvedev hosts talks about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Kazan on Friday.

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