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Gazprom Launches 2nd Phase of $9.6Bln Pipeline

The second phase of the mammoth Nord Stream pipeline went into operation Monday, increasing Gazprom's options for selling its natural gas to Europe.

Group of Disabled People Barred From Boarding Flight

A group of people in wheelchairs were blocked from boarding an Air Berlin flight to Germany at Domodedovo Airport early Monday due to an airline policy limiting the number of immobile passengers in wheelchairs on a flight.

World Bank: Russian Economy Growing Slowly

Despite near-record oil prices, the Russian economy is expanding at its slowest pace in 15 years, excluding the 2009 and 1998 recessions.

Putin to Trade Mercedes for Russian-Built Limo

The Moscow Times
President Vladimir Putin will soon travel around Moscow in a Russian-built limousine, a prototype of which has already been completed.

Horse-Trading Positions Kremlin Allies to Win Gubernatorial Races

Three candidates running for mayor in the Moscow region town of Khimki announced Tuesday that they will withdraw from the high-profile race, one of dozens of local and regional elections slated for Sunday.

Google Woos 'Geeks' With Fun Office Space

At first glance, Google Russia's 2,600-square-meter headquarters in Moscow appears more like an entertainment center than an office.

IMF Downbeat on Economic Growth

The Moscow Times
The International Monetary Fund followed the lead of the World Bank by cutting its growth forecasts for Russia on Tuesday amid lackluster expectations for the global economy.

City Hall Rejects Opposition Rally Request

The Moscow Times
An opposition leader vowed on Tuesday that a two-day rally to support the online election of a leadership council for the opposition would go ahead despite a refusal by City Hall to authorize the event.

Report: Romney Helped Market Cigarettes

The Moscow Times
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made millions of dollars helping major U.S. and British tobacco companies enter the Russian market in the 1990s.

Aeroflot Inks Deal to Use More Sheremetyevo Terminals

The Moscow Times
Aeroflot and Sheremetyevo Airport appeared to bury the hatchet Tuesday as they signed a deal under which the national carrier will use terminals E and F in addition to Terminal D.

Corruption Fight Gets iPhone App

The fight against corruption has gone mobile.

UNICEF Given Dec. 31 Deadline to Leave Russia

The Moscow Times
The Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that it had given UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency, until the end of the year to wrap up its existing programs in Russia.

Sobyanin Says Work on Leningradskoye Shosse Will End Soon

The Moscow Times
Mayor Sergei Sobyanin offered assurances Tuesday that construction work on Leningradskoye Shosse would wrap up soon, providing some relief from the traffic jams that have clogged two main arteries running through northern Moscow.

Airlines Demand Less Transit Luggage Scrutiny

The Moscow Times
Two of Russia’s largest airlines have demanded an end to compulsory checks on baggage passing though Moscow’s airports.

Health Ministry Seeks Tobacco Price Hike

The Moscow Times
Cigarette prices could jump 400 percent under proposals drawn up by the Health and Social Development Ministry in an effort to deter smokers.

EBay Expects 82% Russian User Growth

The Moscow Times
The number of Russians using online auction site eBay will surge 82 percent in 2012, the head of the local eBay office.

Moscow Offers Deep Gas Discount to Ukraine

The Moscow Times
If Ukraine joins the Russia-led customs union, the price it pays for Russian gas will fall to $160 per 1,000 cubic meters.

City Authorities Turn Off Fountains, Turn On Heating

The Moscow Times
Moscow's Deputy Mayor Pyotr Biryukov said Tuesday that city authorities would turn off the capital's fountains and turn on the heating in all homes by the end of the day.
A man walking near metro Belorusskaya on Monday, taking shelter from the rain under an umbrella with curves that mimic the exterior arches on the Church of Nikolai the Miracle Worker at Tverskaya Gate, in the background.

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A man walking near metro Belorusskaya on Monday, taking shelter from the rain under an umbrella with curves that mimic the exterior arches on the Church of Nikolai the Miracle Worker at Tverskaya Gate, in the background.

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