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News Analysis: Why Putin Isn't Raising Utility Rates

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's decision to moderate the annual increase of key energy and railroad rates next year has more to do with upcoming presidential elections than an attempt to spur economic growth, economists said Tuesday.

Top Court Hands Khodorkovsky Rare Token Victory

Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev were illegally held in detention for six months during their trial last year, the Supreme Court ruled.

Russia to Lose 10M Workers by 2025

The Moscow Times
Russia will lose at least 10 million able-bodied workers by 2025 and must attract more foreign specialists to survive, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said Tuesday.

Zhirinovsky Seeks 25% of Duma Vote

Never mind that the State Duma elections remain three months away. Veteran nationalist firebrand Vladimir Zhirinovsky already knows the result for his Liberal Democratic Party.

Lone Lokomotiv Crash Survivor Regains Consciousness

The Moscow Times
Alexander Sizov, the lone remaining survivor of the plane crash that wiped out Yaroslavl's elite Lokomotiv hockey team last week, has regained consciousness at a Moscow hospital, RIA-Novosti reported.

Boar Imitator Shot Dead by Father-in-Law on Hunting Trip

The Moscow Times
An elderly poacher waiting for a boar in a tree in a Tyumen region forest hit and killed his target when he heard noises down below.

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