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01/24/2012

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Putin Says Nationalism a Danger to the State

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin lashed out Monday at nationalists who call for cutting off government funding to the Northern Caucasus as well as those who want to create regional separatist parties, saying their positions could lead to the collapse of Russia.

Supercontractor Due in Moscow Public Sector

Vedomosti
The city-run Moscow Center for Children's and Family Leisure and Health, or MCC, might receive 500 billion rubles ($16 billion) to build kindergartens, housing, schools and medical facilities.

Sberbank Swallows Troika Brand

The end of the Troika financial services brand, founded by two Americans and one Armenian in the early 1990s, was signaled Monday as Moscow's largest brokerage and state-owned giant Sberbank announced the completion of their merger.

Medvedev Skips 4th Rights Panel Meeting

Citing a busy schedule, President Dmitry Medvedev has postponed a meeting with his human rights council for the fourth time, prompting outcry from members of the body.

Rublyovka Express Coming

A high-speed commuter service to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's local station is part of a package of measures to upgrade Moscow's rail system.

Lack of 'Political Will' Is Blamed for Election Mess

Russia is technically capable of organizing fair elections but so far lacked the political will.

Hotel Prices Rising, But Still Not Exorbitant

The number of quality hotel rooms in Moscow is expected to grow 6 percent this year to 32,500, as several international hotel chains plan to put eight big projects into commission.

Grocery Magnate Plans U.S. Supermarkets

The co-founder of the supermarket chains that became X5 Retail Group is setting up 400 discount groceries in southern Florida, a project in which his company AgroTrade International will invest $500 million.

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