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12/28/2012

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Adoption Ban Passes Unanimously

The Federation Council unanimously passed legislation on Wednesday to ban U.S. adoptions of Russian children. The bill only needs President Vladimir Putin's signature to become law.

3 on Hunger Strike Over School Merger

Students and professors barricaded themselves inside a Moscow university on Wednesday, with three teachers declaring a hunger strike, after the government fired their rector as part of the school's merger with another one.

Farm Equipment Import Duties Soar

Russia has sharply raised the import duty on farm equipment to a level higher than it was before the country joined the WTO.

Firms Fail to Supply Arms Worth $474M

A number of defense suppliers failed to deliver weapons worth a total of about 14.5 billion rubles ($474 million) to the country’s armed forces this year, a Defense Ministry official said Wednesday.

Former Butyrka Doctor Acquitted of Negligence Charges in Magnitsky Case

The Moscow Times
A senior prison doctor who was the only remaining defendant in the death of Hermitage lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was fully acquitted by a jury on Friday.

Putin Signs Adoption Ban

President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed off on a controversial bill that bans U.S. citizens from adopting Russian orphans.

Pozner Faces Ban From State TV

The Moscow Times
Four State Duma deputies are threatening to ban foreigners from state television if they utter discrediting remarks about the country. The proposal was made in a letter to Vladimir Pozner, ostensibly to punish the popular Channel One show host for his critical comments.

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