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Fired Police Officials Wind Up With Cushy Jobs

The Kremlin has developed a habit of announcing the dismissal of top police officers almost every week. But a closer look shows that some of those who lose privileged positions suddenly reappear in other plush jobs — just without the same fanfare.

Printer Defies Deripaska Over Lease

Mikhail Senatorov has printed catalogs for carmaker Audi and advertising agency BBDO and campaign posters for United Russia. The Office of Presidential Affairs gave his company its Printer of the Year award.

Turf War Spills Over to Child Sex Abuse

The Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor General's Office, locked for months in a power struggle over an illegal gambling ring investigation, have found a new reason to quarrel — child abuse.

Putin's Office Vilifies Norway Attacker

A spokesman for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has denounced the Norwegian ultranationalist charged with killing scores of people in a rampage last week as "the devil incarnate" — even though the suspect has professed his respect for Putin.

Cops, United Russia Linked to Brawl

The Moscow Times
Low-ranking police officers and a martial arts master who worked for United Russia joined a group of 30 people in attacking a Sverdlovsk region village whose residents wanted to expel a suspected drug dealer last month, leading anti-drugs activist Yevgeny Roizman said.

One-Room Apartment Turned Into Cannabis Greenhouse

The Moscow Times
Police have detained a 32-year-old suspect on charges of turning his one-room Moscow apartment into a greenhouse to grow industrial amounts of cannabis, a news report said Monday.

Foreign Architects Build Up Cachet

Foreign architects have become a profitable marketing brand in Russia, and their domestic counterparts are raising concerns about preferential treatment and poor quality of some design work.

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