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08/26/2011

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News Analysis: Russia Damages Image in Arab Spring

As the regime of Moammar Gadhafi writhes in its death throes, the rebel leaders set to become Tripoli's new powerbrokers have promised that contracts signed under Gadhafi will not be reneged on, but Russia's broader reputation as a partner could be harder to maintain.

Tarnished Executive Joins Right Cause

A businessman implicated in four corruption probes, including a notorious 1996 incident involving a Xerox box full of dollars being smuggled out of the Russian White House, will become a senior official with the Right Cause party.

No Clear Frontrunner as Abkhazia Goes to Poll

After a colorful campaign with allegations of treason, fraud and corruption and even an appeal by pagan priests, voters in Abkhazia will decide on a new leader for the Georgian breakaway region this Friday.

Freight One Suitors Start Forming Ranks

Globaltrans chief Sergei Maltsev on Thursday appeared to downplay the company's interest in purchasing control of larger, state-owned rival railway transportation company Freight One.

Electricity Thieves Caught in the Act

A vendor watched quietly as an electrician participating in an "energy raid" scaled the electrical pole across from her kiosk and chopped off the wires that connected it to the main power supply. Just as quietly, the kiosk plunged into darkness.

'There Was a Crack and a Fiery Thread Entered the Tent'

Nina Akopova and her husband, Konstantin, woke up early on a 1979 morning as their daughter Irina slept between them. Somehow, Konstantin Akopov sensed something ill in the air. At 6.20 a.m., the lightning struck.

Putin Recommends Head Transplants

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin lashed out at regional authorities Thursday for failing to put 460 billion rubles ($15 billion) earmarked for health care modernization to good use.

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