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02/10/2012

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Putin Has Plethora of Business Ideas

President of state-controlled bank VTB Andrei Kostin on Thursday called for business to support the government ahead of next month's presidential election, hinting that entrepreneurs' participation in opposition protests could be hazardous to their health.

Troubles Pile Up for Embattled Youth Head

A senior Kommersant executive demanded Thursday that the Prosecutor General's Office open a criminal case against officials at the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi, accusing the organization of being behind an Internet attack on the paper several years ago.

VTB Buyback Details Finalized

State-controlled bank VTB will buy back its stock from retail investors at the 2007 issue price of 13.6 kopeks per share over the next two months in a move aimed at preserving the reputation of the country's second-largest lender.

Blog Shows Lavish Chechen Spending

Prominent blogger and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny on Thursday accused the Chechen Interior Ministry of illegally spending millions of rubles in federal money on expensive cars and other goods.

Agricultural Levies to Be Harmonized

After joining the World Trade Organization, Russia will have to start taxing some agricultural products that are now exempt.

Aeroflot Countering Bribery Allegations

Aeroflot said it will file a countersuit for slander and defamation against a U.S. tour company that has accused the airline of bribery and extortion.

Q&A: Yury Luzhkov Says He's a Completely Free Man

By Maxim Glikin / Vedomosti
Immediately after Yury Luzhkov was dismissed from office, his friend and predecessor Gavriil Popov asked him to be dean of the International University in Moscow.

Pro-Putin March Plan For Feb. 23

The Moscow Times
Supporters of presidential candidate Vladimir Putin plan to hold a march Feb. 23 and expect that 200,000 people will come.

City Hall: No Approval Needed for 'Big White Circle' Opposition Event

The Moscow Times
Opposition protesters announced plans to gather on the Garden Ring Road in central Moscow later this month, in the latest in a series of events calling for political change.
Actors dressed as hamsters holding signs bearing opposition slogans pose Thursday with a live bear for a pro-Putin videoshoot in Moscow. Authorities scoff at the opposition as “network hamsters” who spend all their time blogging, but activists have embraced it as a term of endearment.

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Actors dressed as hamsters holding signs bearing opposition slogans pose Thursday with a live bear for a pro-Putin videoshoot in Moscow. Authorities scoff at the opposition as “network hamsters” who spend all their time blogging, but activists have embraced it as a term of endearment.

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