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Prokhorov, Softening Stance, Gauges Next Step

After his dramatic resignation from the Right Cause party last week, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has backtracked by saying he is not challenging the country's leadership but just one of two competing Kremlin camps.

Putin Keeps Eyes on Finance in Sochi

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin chose to focus strictly on business at the International Investment Forum on Friday, appearing to look past ravishing former spy Anna Chapman who was staffing a regional exhibit.

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl’s Jet Failed to Reach Takeoff Speed

The Moscow Times
Something prevented the engines of the Yak-42 jet that crashed in Yaroslavl this month from reaching full power for takeoff, the Interstate Aviation Committee reported on its web site Saturday.

Tycoons Duke It Out on NTV Talk Show

The Moscow Times
Media magnate Alexander Lebedev struck real estate developer Sergei Polonsky several times during an NTV talk show on Friday, sending Polonsky sprawling on the floor.

Khodorkovsky Says Putin Should Exit

If Prime Minister Vladimir Putin remains at Russia's helm, hopes for reform will be extinguished and the country's brightest people will emigrate in droves, jailed former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky said.

New Western Partners Mean Green Light for South Stream

The lineup of partners to build the huge and controversial South Stream pipeline took its final shape Friday as Germany's BASF and France's EDF agreed to join Gazprom and Italy's Eni in the project, in a critical step toward its accomplishment.

Luzhkov Insists He Is Owed an Explanation

Former Mayor Yury Luzhkov offered a voice of cautious dissent in a rare interview, denouncing all political parties but Yabloko and saying the Kremlin still owes him an explanation for his ouster.

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