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08/15/2011

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2 Prison Doctors Charged in Death of Lawyer

The Investigative Committee has filed the first charges in connection with the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, 20 months after he died and two weeks after the United States blacklisted dozens of Russian officials implicated in the case.

Moscow Ponders City's Face-Lift

If you've walked around downtown Moscow in recent weeks, you most likely got to wander through a maze of brick stacks and roadblocks, all swarming with migrant workers.

Soviet-Era Dam Finished, Director Kogan to Quit

Combined Reports
The multibillion-dollar construction of a Soviet-era dam complex in St. Petersburg, meant to protect the city from potentially devastating floods, was completed Friday.

Putin Names Himself, Gref, Others to New Agency Board

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has appointed himself and Sberbank chief German Gref to the board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, a project to curry favor with businesses.

Diplomat Held Hostage Over Firm’s Debt

A Russian diplomat and the head of a Russian bathroom fixture company have been freed after being taken captive over a $500,000 debt by angry factory workers in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, officials and news reports said Sunday.

Floating Nuke Plant Seized in Bankruptcy

The fallout from the collapse of the International Industrial Bank last fall has led a court to impound the world's first floating nuclear power station late last week.

WWF Claims Tiger Victory

The Moscow Times
A government-appointed working group is expected to recommend a halt to logging in the Bikin River Valley in Russia's Far East when it reports later this month, the World Wildlife Fund said.

Medvedev’s Tie Comes Off

The Moscow Times
President Dmitry Medvedev overdressed for informal talks of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a Russia-led regional security group.

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