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02/07/2012

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Rallies Ushering Out Business as Usual

A record turnout at the weekend's opposition rally prompted economists Monday to predict a longer period of political uncertainty for business and the chance of a runoff in the presidential election.

Putin Article Advocates 'True Democracy'

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin published the fourth in a series of newspaper articles Monday, and in it, the odds-on favorite to win the presidency addresses the middle class and calls for "true democracy."

Sechin Pushes to Privatize Novorossiisk Port

Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin asked the government to sell its stake in Novorossiisk Commercial Sea Port directly to state-owned oil firm Rosneft, bypassing the normal privatization service.

Family Center Slated for Moskva-City

Family entertainment will be added to the activities at Moskva-City with the opening of Masterslavl, or the City of Craftsmen, in the fourth quarter of the year.

Medvedev Says Reforms Unrelated to Protests

The Moscow Times
President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday that the proposals he made in December for reforms to the political system were not concessions to protesters who have rallied in cities across the country in favor of just such reforms.

Campaign Begins With Testy Debate

Communist Gennady Zyuganov and businessman Mikhail Prokhorov kicked off the presidential campaign season on Monday with a testy TV debate that centered on Zyuganov's political accomplishments and Prokhorov's connection to the chaotic 1990s.

Superstition Hot Line to Open

The Moscow Times
The Russian Orthodox Church is planning to open a hot line later this month to help fight "superstition" and promote the practice of confession instead.

Post Offices Targeted in Heists

The Moscow Times
Two masked robbers armed with what appeared to be a pistol, held up a Moscow post office branch Monday morning and made off with 2.5 million rubles ($83,000), in the second successful robbery of a city post office since Friday.

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