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Deceased Lawyer Faces New Inquiry

Prosecutors requested to reopen an inquiry into Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was slapped with tax evasion charges soon after accusing several tax and police officials of a multimillion-dollar fraud.

Georgian Provinces to Vote for the Duma

More than 150,000 people in Georgia's breakaway provinces could participate in the Russian State Duma elections in December — and vote for the ruling party, news reports said.

Svyaznoi Not Afraid of IPO in 2012

Undaunted by competitor Yevroset's unsuccessful IPO attempt, Svyaznoi, the country's No. 2 mobile phone retailer, could hold an initial public offering in the spring or fall of next year, company executives said Tuesday.

Tula Murder Motives Not Yet Clarified

Investigators seemed at a loss Tuesday for a motive in the slaying of a family of five in Tula, wavering between a business dispute gone awry and revenge by some religious sect.

Bomb Goes Off at Kindergarten, Maims Girl

The Moscow Times
A small bomb wrapped in shiny packaging went off in a kindergarten in the far eastern city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, nearly blinding a 5-year-old girl who picked it up during a morning walk Tuesday, officials said.

Mortgage Legislation Progresses

The Moscow Times
The government on Tuesday approved legislation aimed at encouraging trade in Russian mortgage-backed bonds that are now worth $3.3 billion, a top securities official said.

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