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07/20/2011

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Domodedovo Airport Chairman Tells of Huge State Pressure

Dmitry Kamenshchik, chairman of Domodedovo Airport's board of directors, prefers to stay out of the spotlight. Perhaps it's no surprise, given that a terrorist attack killed 37 at the airport in January and speculation has swirled for years about the possibility of a hostile state-backed takeover bid.

Police Pay Is Tripled in Anti-Graft Fight

The Kremlin finally added the carrot to the stick in its nearly five-month-old police reform, with President Dmitry Medvedev signing into law on Tuesday a bill that will triple the salaries of police officers.

New Social Net Integrates Restaurants

Reuters
Making money from social networks is the holy grail for tech startups, and a Moscow firm reckons it has found a way to do so by creating a front-to-back restaurant management system that includes a loyalty scheme.

Prison Officials Investigating Toga Party Held Behind Bars

The Moscow Times
Prison officials have opened an inquiry into an embarrassing photo report that shows prisoners throwing a Roman-themed party complete with togas and fake swords, as well as tequila and caviar, right in a cell.

Putin Snub, Visas Top Medvedev's Trip

President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday lambasted the canceling of a German prize for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as "cowardice," thus highlighting Moscow's anger over a decision that cast a shadow over talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany.

Stalin's Translator Dead at 90

The Moscow Times
Vladimir Yerofeyev, the personal interpreter of Soviet leader Josef Stalin after World War II, died of a heart attack in Moscow on Monday. He was 90.

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