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02/28/2012

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Rostelecom Completes NTK Takeover

With Rostelecom planning to take full ownership of Moscow broadband operator National Telecommunications, the state-owned telecoms giant is poised to get a foothold in the capital's crowded market for fixed-line Internet and paid television services.

Putin Bristles at West In Foreign Policy Text

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin offered a blueprint of his foreign policy priorities in a 6,060-word article published Monday, but analysts said it contained little new thinking.

Putin's Election Promises Could Cost $161Bln

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is on course to win next weekend's presidential election, but at what cost?

Severstal Will Spend $1.7Bln on Upgrades

Severstal said Monday that it plans to spend a total of $1.7 billion this year to modernize its facilities and carry out new projects in Russia and abroad as part of its development strategy until 2015.

Jailed Protester Put in Psychiatric Ward

An opposition protester on Red Square carrying a banner calling for the destruction of the Lubyanka was whisked off to a psychiatric hospital Sunday after refusing to talk to police.

Astrakhan Building Leveled in Blast

The Moscow Times
An entire section of a nine-story apartment building in the city of Astrakhan collapsed Monday after a gas explosion on a lower floor.

Foiled Effort to Kill Putin Revealed

Ukrainian and Russian security officials announced Monday that they had uncovered a plot by a Chechen-connected terrorist group to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Four Uzbeks Detained Near White House, Sought Meeting With Putin

The Moscow Times
Four citizens of Uzbekistan were detained near the White House on Sunday, afterwards telling police that they were seeking a meeting with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev.

Punk Band Could Face Prison Time for Church Performance

The Moscow Times
All-female punk band Pussy Riot faces up to seven years in prison following their five-minute unauthorized performance in Christ the Savior Cathedral on Feb. 21.

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