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Opposition Expose Incites Investigation

Prosecutor General Yury Chaika has ordered an investigation into claims in a television expose that opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov received funding from an ally of Georgia's president and the former head of Bank of Moscow aimed at sowing discord in Russia.

Kremlin Struggling With Pension Time Bomb

A broad swathe of expert opinion maintains that the only way for Russia to defuse the ticking time-bomb of its pension system, which runs an annual deficit of 1.3 trillion rubles ($42 billion), is to raise the retirement age.

Olympic Flame to Set a Record

The Moscow Times
The Olympic torch  will be lit in Greece and arrive in Moscow in October 2013 before embarking on its longest relay in Winter Olympics history.

Alfa Group Ups Stake in VimpelCom to 41.85%

Mikhail Fridman's Alfa Group has increased its voting stake in telecoms operator VimpelCom to 41.85 percent, bringing it closer to the 43 percent owned by Norwegian telecoms group Telenor.

Atomstroiexport, Westinghouse Contesting $10Bln Contract

Czech power group CEZ threw out Areva's bid for a multibillion-dollar contract to expand the Temelin nuclear power plant, leaving Russian and U.S. firms to contest the country's biggest-ever energy deal.

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