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10/02/2012

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Aeroflot Is Stung by 2 Days of Flight Delays

Aeroflot said Tuesday that dozens of flights have been delayed at Sheremetyevo Airport over the past two days because of the abrupt closure of a runway for repair work, and it vowed to oust the airport’s director.

USAID Gone, Kremlin Tightens Control Over Non-Profits

On Monday, the same day that the U.S. Agency for International Development ended its 20-year presence in Russia, President Vladimir Putin proposed bringing nonprofit groups that provide social services under closer government supervision.

Medvedev Praises Win by Georgian Opposition

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev praised the results of Georgia's parliamentary elections, in which the main opposition coalition defeated the party of President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Zuckerberg, Medvedev Meet as Facebook Scouts for Talent

The Moscow Times
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday during a trip coinciding with the social network's push to recruit programmers and tap coding talent in Russia.

New Mortgages Estimated at Record $32Bln in 2012

The number of mortgages issued this year could reach record levels, with 933,000 deals worth 1 trillion rubles expected to be financed in the real estate market.

A Newspaper for Its Time

The Moscow Times has survived many nicks and scratches in its 20-year history: snipers firing at its editorial offices, staff rescued by helicopter from the midst of military mayhem, thugs muscling into the office to steal the wages, and a two-thirds plunge in the currency that wiped out many other companies.

Georgia Votes in Election Overshadowed by Prison Scandal

Combined Reports
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s ruling party claimed victory over the opposition Georgian Dream coalition in a parliamentary election Monday, despite exit polls pointing to a close race.

Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Overtake Local Rivals

The Moscow Times
Students at Moscow State University packed an auditorium  Tuesday night for a speech by Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, who told them that his company's social network will overtake its local competitors.

Investigators Grill Pussy Riot Painters

Organizers of a pro-Pussy Riot art show faced questioning Tuesday, as pressure grew against supporters of the punk band.

Kudrin Bemoans Budget, Putin Decree

The Moscow Times
Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin on Tuesday criticized the decree by President Vladimir Putin that orders Gazprom and the country's other strategic companies to seek government approval for their activity abroad.

Friends and Foes to Mark Putin's 60th

Opponents and supporters of President Vladimir Putin are preparing to mark his 60th birthday on Sunday with marches, concerts, giant birthday cards and at least one sardonic protest.

Saakashvili Admits Defeat in Georgian Vote

The Moscow Times
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili admitted defeat on Tuesday by saying that his opponent Bidzina Ivanishvili had won Monday's parliamentary elections and that his United National Movement party would go into opposition.

Grain Interventions in the Works

The Moscow Times
Officials have started preparations for domestic sales of grain from state stocks to offset the effects of this year's drought.
From left, Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova laughing before a court hearing Monday.

Issue 4983

From left, Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova laughing before a court hearing Monday.

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