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Foreign Ministry Drafts Retaliatory Blacklist of U.S. Officials

The government on Wednesday offered the first glimpse of a retaliatory blacklist compiled in response to Washington's decision to slap travel restrictions on Russian officials implicated in the 2009 prison death of Hermitage lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Wreckage of Missing Plane Found

Debris from a 48-year-old cargo plane that disappeared from radar screens in the Magadan region has been found strewn across five kilometers of hilly taiga in the area, emergency officials said.

Sberbank Will Offer Pre-Approved Loans

Sberbank hopes to increase the 31.8 percent market share of its overall credit portfolio by using its online banking service to offer pre-approved loans to its regular clients starting in September, the lender said Wednesday.

Belarus' Ruble Weakens on Black Market

The gap between the black-market and official rates for the Belarussian ruble has doubled this month, pointing to further price and economic headaches for President Alexander Lukashenko.

College Head Ousted for ‘Ghost Students’

The president of a prestigious medical school in Moscow was sacked Wednesday and may face criminal charges after his school enrolled hundreds of "ghost applicants" instead of real students this year.

Air Show to See Major Helicopter Sales

Russian Helicopters, the state-owned defense contractor that pulled its share offer to investors in May, said Wednesday that it has landed several major contracts that it will announce at the air show outside Moscow next week.

Man Wins $50 Over Burger

The Moscow Times
A court ruled Wednesday that a Nizhny Novgorod resident who claimed that a McDonald's hamburger gave him a bout of food poisoning can collect $50 and enough money to buy another hamburger.

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