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Q&A: Hyundai's Petrunin Continues Family Tradition

When speaking about business, Denis Petrunin lards his speech with sailing terms: An economic crisis is like a storm, and companies are ships braving the wind and waves.

Paid Parking Runs Into Problems, Spurs Protests

The Moscow Times
While paid parking might be necessary to tackle Moscow's traffic problems, only one day into the experiment left many drivers unhappy.

IBM to Share Technology With Reiman's Firm

International Business Machines has struck a deal to provide designs for chipset production to domestic chipmaker Angstrem, a step by the global electronics giant to gain a bigger footprint here.

Internet Restriction Law Comes On Line

The law giving government agencies the power to order Internet companies to block material the state deems illegal came into force Thursday.

Medvedev Sends Innovation Spending Plan Back to the Drawing Board

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday rejected a government plan to develop science and technology after describing its reliance on a surge in private funding as "absolutely unrealistic."

New Visa Rules for Airline Crews Take Effect

The Moscow Times
European airlines have criticized new visa rules for aircrews that took effect Thursday, but there were no reports of canceled or delayed flights because crew members had no visas.

Activists Say Migrants Were Held as Slaves in Grocery Store

Federal investigators have opened an inquiry in response to a complaint from two women that they were held in the basement of a Moscow shop against their will for a decade.

Pro-Kremlin Youth Target Mormons

A week after President Vladimir Putin called totalitarian sects a "threat to society," pro-Kremlin youth activists in Moscow staged a picket against Mormonism, accusing the U.S.-based religious group of a range of crimes from fraud to pedophilia to sheltering CIA agents.

English Improving but Teachers Scarce

Visitors will still need to pack their phrasebooks for some time to come as Russia ranked last among European countries in terms of English-language skills.

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