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Officials Lacking in Skills to Run Tenders

Buffets and excursions around Moscow won't make government workers better at placing state orders. Two-thirds of the tenders for state orders are made by unqualified workers, according to an International Center of Financial-Economic Development study.

Online State Registry to Monitor Extremism

The government intends to create a web site by 2013 where vigilant Internet users can report extremist comments left by other readers on media sites, the Federal IT and Mass Media Inspection Service said Wednesday.

Germans and Swiss Making Cement

"Work, stay alert!" exclaims a red inscription on a gray-concrete wall at German cement producer HeidelbergCement's new $420 million plant, which opened Wednesday.

City Prosecutor From Luzhkov Era to Leave

A prosecutor who monitors prisons for the Prosecutor General's Office and has a reputation for fighting corruption has been tapped to take the helm of the Moscow City Prosecutor's Office from a Yury Luzhkov-era heavyweight.

Green Light for Adoptions, Yellow Light for Visas

Russian children who are adopted by U.S. parents will be monitored by outside agencies and remain Russian citizens until they reach 18 under a long-negotiated child adoptions treaty between the two countries.

104 Bodies Retrieved in Boat Disaster

Divers retrieved more bodies as they finished a search of all inner compartments but the engine room of the sunken Bulgaria riverboat on the Volga riverbed Wednesday, bringing the confirmed death toll to 104, including 20 children, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

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