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Germans Snub Putin Before Medvedev Visit

President Dmitry Medvedev will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hanover this week in what could prove to be awkward talks after a German nonprofit group dropped plans to honor Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Corruption-Fighting Air Force Pilot Loses His Wings

Slim and bare-chested, his jumpsuit half-unzipped, Igor Sulim looks no different from the other parachuters kicking back in the warm summer sun after a jump.

Front Fights for Support, Not for Votes

Many Russians remain unexcited about Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's All-Russia People's Front — but some are willing to vote for it anyway, according to a new poll.

Sberbank Begins Expansion With VBI

Sberbank head German Gref has said the pioneering acquisition of Austria's Volksbank International, which has operations in nine European countries, for an estimated $1 billion will give Russia's biggest lender a platform to establish a global presence.

'Depressed' Ferret Still on Run After Fleeing Siberian Circus

The Moscow Times
The hunt continued Sunday for a "depressed" ferret who escaped Disney-style from a Chita circus along with a monkey and a red-breasted parakeet last week.

Opposition Goes to Court

The Moscow Times
The opposition Party of People’s Freedom appealed to a court Friday to reverse the Justice Ministry’s refusal to register it for State Duma elections in December.

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