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09/21/2011

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Supreme Court Backs Poster Child for Business, Orders Retrial

Alexei Kozlov, a businessman who turned into a celebrity for blogging about his experience behind bars, won a major victory Tuesday when the Supreme Court ordered that his case, which he and supporters call fabricated, be sent back for trial.

Smolensk City Manager Detained in Bribery Case

Smolensk's city manager was led away in handcuffs by masked officers toting automatic weapons Tuesday after his deputy was caught red-handed accepting a bribe on his behalf, police said.

'VIP Convoy' Kills 4 Immigrant Workers

Moscow region police are investigating an incident in which four Moldovan men were struck and killed by a pair of luxury vehicles, possibly owned by a large bank, news reports said Tuesday.

Final 2012 Budget Draft Optimistic

The Moscow Times
The Cabinet will on Wednesday review the final draft of the federal budget for next year before sending it to the State Duma by the end of the month.

Expats With Business Visas Scrutinized

The Moscow Times
Authorities have stepped up checks on expatriates using multientry business visas to ensure that they do not overstay their visits, the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia reported.

Prokhorov Sought Orange Revolution-Style Tent Camps

The real reason that the Kremlin sacrificed the Right Cause party was because its former billionaire leader Mikhail Prokhorov had wanted to organize Orange Revolution-style tent camps in a faux opposition drive to win seats in the State Duma elections, a senior party official said Tuesday.

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