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01/26/2012

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Europe's Rights Chief Offers Advice on Russia

Europe's outgoing human rights chief has some advice for the Latvian national who will succeed him: travel to Russia often to win the respect of local officials and press them hard to fulfill their promises.

Emerald Isle Seeking More Tourist Rubles

Ireland, one of the countries worst hit by the financial crisis, is looking to boost its economy by attracting Russian tourists to its shore, and Wednesday the Irish Embassy presented a sales pitch for its country to local tourist firms.

Obama May Push for Jackson-Vanik Repeal

U.S. President Barack Obama called on lawmakers to approve "permanent normal trade relations" with Russia on Tuesday, in the latest hint that his administration would move to repeal the Cold War-era trade restrictions.

Prosecutor Gets Upper Hand

The Prosecutor General's Office has gotten a boost from President Dmitry Medvedev with a bill proposing to increase its power amid an ongoing turf war with the Investigative Committee.

Prokhorov Put On Presidential Ballot

The Moscow Times
The Central Elections Commission on Wednesday officially registered billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov as a candidate for the March 4 presidential election.

Medvedev Soothes Old MGU Wounds

President Dmitry Medvedev took a major step toward repairing damage inflicted to his reputation over a carefully staged meeting at Moscow State University last fall when he held a repeat of the event Wednesday.

Opposition Nixes Feb. 4 March Plan

The Moscow Times
Organizers of a Feb. 4 opposition march have rejected alternative routes proposed by City Hall and expressed worries that the mayor will take a tougher stance on demonstrations following the dismissal of the official responsible for approving rallies.

Anti-Extremism Cops Call Blogger In for Questioning

The Moscow Times
A federal anti-extremism police division asked popular blogger and photographer Ilya Varlamov for information regarding photographers suspected of infiltrating military facilities.

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