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08/17/2011

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At the Brink, A Just Russia Puts on a Brave Face

With A Just Russia facing an uncertain future, party founder Sergei Mironov has lashed out at reports that it was desperately courting the likes of liberal politicians Vladimir Ryzhkov and Boris Nemtsov and former nationalist leader Dmitry Rogozin.

St. Pete Police Confiscate Newspapers Criticizing Matviyenko

Days ahead of municipal by-elections that are to launch St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko into the Federation Council, local authorities are pulling out all the stops to ensure that nothing disrupts the vote.

Yaroslavl Awaits September Forum

Yaroslavl is gearing up to host its third annual international political forum, which is rapidly becoming a regular fall event driven by President Dmitry Medvedev.

The Bonds That Turned to Dust

Reuters
Laurence Fletcher of Reuters investigates a $500 million fund backed by the proceeds from $10 billion of diesel from Bashkortostan and operated by an Italian economics professor, a Russian allegedly convicted for fraud, and a U.S. businessman on the run from the police.

Pharma's New Jobs Aimed at Changing Market

When Anastasia Bikineyeva took a recruiter job at AstraZeneca earlier this year, it was a new position both for her and for the Russian arm of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant.

Air Show Hawks T-50s and Superjets

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is expected at the MAKS air show on Wednesday to watch the public debut of Russia's first stealth fighter. Organizer AviaSalon expects about $10 billion worth of deals to be sealed during the air show.

Military Pays $2.4M for Fake Gravestones

The Moscow Times
The Defense Ministry paid $2.4 million for gravestones that only exist on Photoshop, police said.

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