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08/29/2011

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Moscow Crafting Its Own International Aid Agency

Russia is making headway in a plan to set up its own international development agency to finance projects in poorer countries, mostly around its borders. The effort would bolster the country's global status as a donor nation.

Space Failures Raise Uneasy Questions

This year, Russia has celebrated the 50th anniversary of Yury Gagarin's first flight with much pomp. But a series of spacecraft-related incidents over the past nine months is raising concerns that something has gone wrong in the space industry.

United Russia Reveals Primary Victors

A history teacher, a lathe operator and a potato farmer are the new faces of the revamped United Russia party, which wrapped up its joint primaries with the All-Russia People's Front late last week.

Fish, Trees Most Likely to Bring Profit

The overall profit of large and midsized companies jumped 40 percent in the first half of this year to reach 4.6 trillion rubles ($158 billion), while the number of loss-making firms increased slightly, the State Statistics Service said Friday.

Suspect in Budanov Murder Arrested

Police have arrested a suspect in the recent murder of Yury Budanov, the former army colonel who served prison time for murdering a Chechen teenager and was a divisive symbol of the second Chechen war, Interfax reported Friday.

Gonorrhea Ad Featuring Putin Prompts Criminal Inquiry

Siberian investigators are seeking jail terms over a prank in which a billboard for a clinic treating sexually transmitted diseases was doctored to include less-than-flattering portraits of Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin.

T.A.T.u Singer's Ex-Husband Held

The Moscow Times
The former husband of Yulia Volkova, a member of legendary pop duo t.A.T.u., has been accused of firing shots at the daughter of celebrity lawyer Mikhail Barshchevsky, news reports said Friday.

New York Flights to Resume After Hurricane

The Moscow Times
Direct flights from Moscow to New York were expected to resume Monday after a weekend of cancellations as Hurricane Irene pummeled the U.S. East Coast.

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