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Dispute Erupts Over Western Observers for Duma Election

Europe's top elections watchdog said Wednesday that it wants to send a 260-member observer mission for the upcoming State Duma elections, but the Central Elections Commission retorted that the figure was too high.

Kadyrov Gets 100% of Votes in Primary

The Moscow Times
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov scooped 100 percent of the vote during United Russia primaries in the region, the republic's government said on its web site Wednesday.

Tender for High-Speed Rail Link Being 'Polished'

Russian Railways is completing the paperwork for the government to announce a tender for four international consortiums to build a high-speed link between Moscow and St. Petersburg, a top company executive said Wednesday.

High Court Pitches In to Explain Tax Rules

Plans to lower Russia's deficit are in the works, even though it is already lower than the 2.7 percent of gross national product predicted earlier this year.

Prokhorov Blames Kremlin for Party ‘Coup’

Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov called dozens of reporters to a hastily organized news conference in his ninth-floor office on Wednesday to declare that he would not be ousted from Right Cause amid an attempted mutiny.

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