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Medvedev’s Impossible Airplane Ban

Two fatal plane crashes within weeks have prompted President Dmitry Medvedev to put on his tough face and call for the grounding of the Soviet-made aircraft involved in the accidents.

Bid to Ease Visa Rules Creates a New Hassle

While U.S. and Russian diplomats promised this week to ease visa rules, travelers on the ground have found that attempts to improve the process have resulted in new headaches.

Q&A: Viktor Semyonov Grows Vegetables and Relationships

If it weren't for Viktor Semyonov, "hold the lettuce" would have been the norm for the first Big Macs served by McDonald's when it entered Russia back in 1990.

Study: Russia Lags in Managing Employees

Chief executives of Russia's biggest companies have actively managed their employees to achieve bullish financial results this year, although fewer than half of them spend enough time managing, a consulting firm said.

'Depressed' Ferret Flees Siberian Circus

The Moscow Times
A ferret has escaped a circus in the East Siberian city of Chita along with a monkey and a red-breasted parakeet — apparently because they all were feeling down due to bad weather.

Fugitive Ex-Official Faces $135M Embezzlement Charges

The former top finance official for the Moscow region has been charged in absentia with embezzling 3.8 billion rubles ($135 million) from the regional administration, putting the region on the verge of bankruptcy.

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