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07/05/2011

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Chemical Castration Sought for Child Abusers

Two months after President Dmitry Medvedev called for the voluntary chemical castration of child molesters, a Just Russia deputy introduced a bill demanding mandatory chemical castration to the State Duma on Monday.

Beyrle: Visas Bigger Deal Than Arms Pact

U.S. Ambassador John Beyrle said that the New START treaty was important but the real highlight of a "reset" in U.S.-Russian ties would come next week with the signing of agreements on liberalized visa rules and child adoptions.

VTB Hits Road to Reassure Investors

VTB will hold roadshows for investors in London and New York to allay concerns about the black hole in the balance sheet of its new acquisition, Bank of Moscow, which received a $14 billion state-backed bailout last week.

Free Land for Scientists Is Not Coming Cheap

The Russian Academy of Sciences is determined to help young scientists find affordable housing in Soviet-style scientific towns — but some scientists criticize the project for its high hidden costs.

Microelectronics Stands at the Crossroads

Mikron is proud of its microchips. It uses objects so small that 1,000 of them laid side by side equal the thickness of one human hair. The only problem is that this achievement — known as the 90-nanometer process — was set in the West in 2002, a dinosaur age ago for the industry.

Skolkovo 'Population' Grows by 21

The expansion of Moscow's borders and creation of the Moscow Federal District won't affect Skolkovo, the innovation hub near Moscow, Viktor Vekselberg told reporters.

Dutch Lawmakers Vote for Sanctions in Magnitsky Case

The Netherlands has joined the fray over the death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, with the country’s legislature voting to support an entry ban and freeze on assets of Russian officials implicated in the case.

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