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Privacy Law Seen as Costly Burden

The unpleasant e-mails started flooding Olga Stolyarova's inbox last week when an online leak of confidential information allowed millions of Internet users to see that she had ordered lacy lingerie.

Putin Scales Up a Wall at Seliger

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday scaled a wall, cautioned against the abuse of Twitter, and pledged to lose half a kilo by next summer. He spoke at the state-run youth camp at Lake Seliger, which he visited on its second-to-last day of operation.

U.S. Compromise Perks Up Stock Markets

Moscow's bourses acted in line with other international markets Monday, rising sharply on the news that Republicans and Democrats had finalized a last minute deal to avoid a U.S. debt default that experts had tagged as "armageddon."

Warehouses Fill New High-Tech Niche

They've been transformed into fitness centers and dance clubs, but Moscow warehouses are smarting up these days with a different type of investment as data center developers convert the sites into high-tech facilities.

Police Tests Over, Only 21 Generals Flunk Out

Only 21 police generals have flunked re-evaluation tests, which wrapped up Monday, despite earlier reports that 143 had been fired as part of an ongoing police reform, Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said.

St. Pete Governor Is Chided for Secrecy

St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko faced a storm of criticism Monday as her political rivals warned that a controversy over her bid to join the Federation Council would undermine her planned tenure as speaker of the upper house.

Snickers Takes on Soviet Chocolate

Roman Talalin prefers to sip his tea with a Snickers bar. The 21-year-old and his ex-girlfriend got acquainted during their daily tea drinking sessions. Talalin liked the ritual so much that he decided to create a social networking group in honor of Snickers, the chocolate bar that the couple always ate with their tea.

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