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Prison Blogger Wins Appeal in Top Court

A businessman who blogs about his prison experiences from behind bars may walk free after the Supreme Court unexpectedly backed his appeal.

Taxes Being Cut, But Not Medical Funding

The government will not abandon or trim down its $16.5 billion plan to buy medical equipment and raise doctors' salaries, even as it reduces the tax that was intended to fund the move, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Retrial Sought for Jailed Senator

The Kremlin human rights council asked the president Thursday to order a review into the case of a former senator sentenced last year to life in prison on charges of terrorism and organizing contract hits.

American Says 'Cheese' in Moscow Region

When New York native Jay Close crossed Russia's border on a Red Cross humanitarian visa in 1993, little did he know that he would wind up in a small village with a mission to make cheese.

Very Rich Keep Home, Business Apart

Russia's richest are more focused on the opportunities generated by the financial crisis than its downside. They look to separate their personal wealth from their business interests and are largely opposed to involving their families in their business activities.

City Hall to Monitor Media for Extremism

The Moscow Times
A city-sponsored company will monitor Moscow-made media, web sites, books, DVD releases and even advertisement leaflets for signs of extremism starting next year, Ekho Moskvy radio reported Thursday.

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