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01/30/2012

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Political Plurality Spotted At Davos

Shuvalov's comments came after two public rallies in Moscow last month, the biggest in about two decades, which prompted President Dmitry Medvedev to introduce bills in a bid to loosen the Kremlin's grip on the political opposition. Some protesters, however, demanded more, including new elections of the State Duma.

Duma Backs Off on Vow for Churov's Ouster

State Duma deputies grilled top elections official Vladimir Churov on last month's disputed parliamentary vote during a heated session Friday, but no new information emerged about vote-rigging allegations and the deputies backtracked on a vow to seek Churov's ouster.

Putin's Aide Raises Doubts on Ruling Tandem

Vladimir Putin's elections campaign manager has cast new doubt on the continuance of the ruling tandem by suggesting that President Dmitry Medvedev should do more to support the prime minister's bid to return to the Kremlin.

Customs Union Clashes Over Booze

Lawmakers in Moscow have expressed alarm at Customs Union rules that could lift a Russia-wide ban on reusing bottles for vodka and other drinks.

Twitter Censorship Doesn't Rattle Opposition

Twitter has announced it now has the ability to censor content in specific countries, leading critics to fear it may cause increased collusion with governments looking to stop opposition groups — like those behind Russia's recent election fraud protests – from using the site as an organizing tool.

CFA Gives Russian Banking Candidates Edge Over Peers

While recruitment firms say an increasing number of vacancies is creating a demand bubble on the job market, there is one field with more than enough candidates for positions being offered: banking.

Hundreds of Drivers Call for Fair Elections

The Moscow Times
Hundreds of cars with white ribbons, banners and balloons drove around Moscow's Garden Ring Road on Sunday afternoon to demand fair elections and urge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to step down.

Universal Card Held Off Another Year

The universal electronic card demonstrated by President Dmitry Medvedev in the spring of last year is facing delays, with the rollout that was scheduled for this month being pushed to January of 2013.

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