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02/17/2012

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Doubts Nag Prokhorov's Candidacy

"Let's look at the history of human development," he begins. "Somebody always has to be first. That person says, 'We need to develop in this way,' and nobody believes him; they're suspicious of him. Nobody believed Steve Jobs or Bill Gates at first."

Skolkovo's MIT Seeks to Stop Brain Drain

"I'm probably not going to move back for a couple of decades," said Yekaterina Paramonova, a third-year undergraduate majoring in nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, echoing the sentiment of many Russians who have tasted life outside the motherland.

Duma Reform Could Reduce Poll Trickery

A bill submitted to the State Duma by President Dmitry Medvedev would ban political parties from putting nationally known figures on regional parliamentary election lists while increasing the number of electoral districts from 80 to 225.

Web Standards Body Opens in Russia

The World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, which helps set standards for how the Internet develops, opened an office at the Higher School of Economics on Thursday.

S&P Sees Growth in H2 Slowing

Political instability is likely to continue after the March presidential election and growth will slow in the second half of the year.

City Buying Eco-Buses and Cars

The Moscow Times
More than 2,000 new "environmentally friendly" buses will be employed on the streets of Moscow in the near future.

Draft Environmental Policy Gets Approval

Environmental considerations could become central to the government's decision-making process under a new policy approved by the Cabinet on Thursday.

Q&A: Metro's Jeroen de Groot Feels at Home, Humbly

The parching heat wave of 2010 did a tremendous favor to Germany's Metro Cash & Carry, just as Jeroen de Groot was coming on board to lead the company's Russian operation.

Harsher Charges Reinstated for Martial Arts Champ Accused in Death of Teen

The Moscow Times
World fighting campion Rasul Mirzayev's saga continued Thursday when charges of manslaughter in the death 19-year-old Ivan Agafonov were returned to the more serious crime of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Opposition Rally Barred From Central Square

The Moscow Times
Organizers of a Feb. 26 opposition rally called "Farewell to Putin's Political Winter" said their application to hold the event on Ploshchad Revolyutsii next to the Kremlin was rejected by City Hall.

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