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Anti-Corruption Law Doesn't Cover Presidential Legislation

Indeed, all legislation originating from Medvedev's desk has been immune to the anti-corruption checks — a fact that surprised even the president when he learned about it this week.

State Releases Names on Terror List

The government for the first time Wednesday partially declassified its list of officially recognized extremists, terrorist groups and terrorism financiers involved in money laundering.

Beer Ban to Hit Kiosks, Stations

The State Duma is set to approve additional restrictions on alcohol sales in the country on Thursday that will end sales of beer at night and from kiosks.

Paris Says Russia Reviewing Syria Stance

France's foreign minister, who held talks in Moscow last week, said there were signs that Russia was beginning to question its Syrian stance after seeing President Bashar al-Assad continue a bloody crackdown on protesters.

Council Names Names in Magnitsky Case

The Moscow Times
The Kremlin human rights council has implicated a group of law enforcement and judiciary officials in the death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in pretrial detention in 2009.

Arctic Treaty With Norway Opens Fields

A 44-year border dispute between Russia and Norway in the icy expanses of the Barents Sea was finally laid to rest Thursday as a new delineation treaty entered force.

Tymoshenko Expelled From Kiev Courtroom

The Associated Press
The chaotic trial of Yulia Tymoshenko was plunged further into disorder Wednesday when the former Ukrainian prime minister was expelled from the courtroom for calling the judge a monster.

FSB Officers to Face Dismissal for Owning Property Overseas

The Moscow Times
Federal Security Service officials will be fired for owning real estate abroad, holding dual citizenship or joining a political party, according to a bill approved in both the second and third readings by the State Duma on Wednesday.

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