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02/27/2012

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Opposition Join Hands in Anti-Putin Protest

Thousands of people formed a human chain around the center of Moscow on Sunday as the opposition upped its campaign for honest elections just a week before the presidential vote.

Moscow Gives Foreign Business a Say

A new City Hall council seeking to support businesses convened for the first time Friday, giving membership to the president of the American Chamber of Commerce and lending an ear to concerns he raised on behalf of PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and the like.

Putin Takes Commanding Lead in Poll

Despite months of ongoing protests, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has the support of a commanding 66 percent of the population in the final days before he seeks to return to the presidency for the third time, an independent poll has found.

Transaero Adding Vnukovo to Destinations

Transaero Airlines has set up a third base of operations in Moscow at Vnukovo Airport, southwest of the city.

Rise Aside, Top Party’s Rebranding To Proceed

United Russia's poll numbers are up 10 percent since December and now approach 50 percent, but experts close to the party say that the jump doesn't indicate growing voter affection and that United Russia still needs to be rebranded.

2011 Mail.ru Income Outperforms Yandex

Internet company Mail.ru said Friday that it increased net income by 156.9 percent last year to hit $207.6 million, putting it ahead of fellow market player Yandex, which achieved a 51 percent increase to $179.3 million net in 2011.

Prokhorov Party Sign-Up Begins

Billionaire-turned-presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov invited supporters to join his own political party over the weekend, which he has promised to found after the March 4 election.

Peter the Great 'Elected' Next President

The Moscow Times
Peter the Great outstripped the competition in a bid to become Russia's next president in a rehearsal vote held in 12 voting stations in Moscow on Saturday.

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