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08/12/2011

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Prokhorov Touts Euro, Visa-Free Travel to Europe

Visa-free travel to Europe and replacing the ruble with the euro will be two campaign pledges for the pro-business Right Cause in the State Duma elections, its billionaire leader Mikhail Prokhorov said.

Western Observers Out, Sports Fans In

The Central Elections Commission said Thursday that the number of foreign observers for the State Duma elections should be small because their work could be done from afar and promised to staff ballot stations with football fans.

Deere Faces Corruption Probe

Deere & Co., the world's largest farm equipment maker, is under investigation for possible violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in its dealings with Russian officials.

Debt Will Increase to $400Bln by 2014

The government approved the state debt policy for the next three years on Thursday, with a plan to increase the size of the state debt to 12 trillion rubles ($400 billion) by 2014 and work toward improving the country's credit rating.

Investigators Identify Village Attackers

The Moscow Times
Investigators have identified 31 men who attacked a Sverdlovsk region village last month, sparking a brawl that killed at least one, the Investigative Committee said in a statement Thursday.

Marshals Hunt Debtors at MAKS

Vedomosti
Owe a lot of money? You might want to reconsider driving your car to the MAKS air show. Federal marshals will be running license plate numbers at the biennial event, and if you're in serious debt, they could seize your car.

Made in the U.S.S.R. Is Now Made in China

Twenty years ago, Moscow's Izmailovsky Park was a place where artisans and antique collectors got together on weekends to mingle, have a drink and maybe sell something to interested foreigners. Now it's all about business.

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