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Subway Takes Advantage of Franchising to Expand Reach

Most of Europe may prefer Subway sandwiches with chicken teriyaki but the top-selling "footlong" in Russia is the BMT — filled with salami, pepperoni and ham. And unlike in Europe where the "veggie" option ranks in the top five favorites of Subway customers, in Russia it is nowhere to be seen.

Prosecutors: River Fleet 'Complicated'

Faulty paperwork, lack of staff and even counterfeit software are some of the things that endanger travelers on the country's waterways, prosecutors said Wednesday, following two river boat incidents that killed 131.

New Taxi Law Brings Order and Anger

Taxi drivers from across Russia condemned a proposed law to regulate their business and called on ministers to change or abandon the legislation during a politically tinged summit in Moscow on Wednesday.

Vekselberg Linked to Hungarian Realty Deal

A famous whistleblower and a business daily linked billionaire Viktor Vekselberg to a shady real estate deal in downtown Moscow that has already resulted in three arrests in Hungary.

Legendary Pianist Nikolai Petrov Dies at 68

The Moscow Times
One of Russia's most celebrated pianists, Nikolai Petrov, has died. He was 68. Petrov had been recovering from a massive stroke suffered on May 15 while on tour in Minsk.

Right Cause Split Over Nationalists

Flamboyant billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov kicked off his election campaign this week with large billboards and lots of invitations to join his Right Cause party — apparently not always to the right people.

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