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09/02/2011

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Billions of Dollars of Russian Business Suffers Along With Syria

As the death toll rises in Syria's Arab Spring and President Bashar Assad's regime becomes increasingly isolated on the world stage, Russian companies in Syria are losing out financially.  

Medvedev Vows More Reforms, Considers Elections for Senate

President Medvedev has promised to introduce more political reforms, including possible direct elections for the Federation Council, amid reports that he will announce whether he will run for re-election at a United Russia congress in late September.

Middle-Class Enthusiasm Leads to Yachting Surge

Almost every weekend Andrei and Anna Kiryanov, a young couple from Pushkino in the Moscow region, hope to catch a favorable wind as they load their small boat onto a car and head to the Pirogovskoye reservoir, 18 kilometers north of Moscow.

Antitrust Laws May Be Eased for Retail Chains

The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service proposed legislative changes that would allow big retailers to expand a little more, a senior executive at the agency said Thursday.

Chelyabinsk Shuts Down After Toxic Spill of 'Anti-Sex' Chemical

More than 100 residents of the Urals city of Chelyabinsk sought medical help Thursday after a toxic spill of bromine — a substance used, according to Soviet urban legend, to suppress the sex drive of soldiers.

State-Backed Program Promises Aviation Industry Influx of Pilots With Less Training

A new school year always brings change, but flight schools are observing a landmark moment: Student pilots will fly less and graduate faster under a new state-backed program. Independent aviation experts fear that the new program might churn out poorly trained pilots and increase flight safety risks.

Suspect in Budanov Murder Identified by Eyewitness

The Moscow Times
An anonymous eyewitness has identified Magomed Suleimanov, a suspect in the June 10 murder of disgraced army commander Yury Budanov, in a police lineup, Kommersant reported Thursday.

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