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Siemens to Focus on Support Systems

Siemens is more interested in supporting projects on the new Moscow to St. Petersburg high-speed rail link than on the actual construction.

Microsoft, Cisco Look Beyond Sunday's Vote

Betting that the Kremlin will foster economic stability after next weekend's election, senior executives of the world's leading technology companies on Wednesday pulled the wraps off an independent advisory board aimed at pushing forward their modernization initiatives.

Police Now Obliged to Help Drunks

Police often turn a blind eye to public intoxication. But under the new rules, they have been instructed to start paying greater attention.

U.K. Exiles Blamed in Journalist’s 2006 Death

Former Chechen militant emissary Akhmed Zakayev and businessman Boris Berezovsky — both living in exile in London — have been accused of being the masterminds behind the 2006 murder of Novaya Gazeta reporter Anna Politkovskaya.

Electronic Signatures Coming

The country is one step closer to a new electronic signature system now that the FSB has taken steps to amend the 2011 electronic-signature law.

Zhirinovsky Takes Heat After Prostitute Remark

The Moscow Times
Nationalist firebrand and presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky caused controversy Tuesday by calling beloved singer Alla Pugachyova, and all other artists, "prostitutes" in a televised debate with billionaire candidate Mikhail Prokhorov.

Post -Vote Protests In Center Blocked

The Moscow Times
City Hall has turned down opposition requests to hold a rally on central squares on March 5 — the day after the presidential vote.

Putin Says Critics Want to Rig Vote

As thousands of opposition-minded Russians prepare to monitor the presidential election, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the opposition Wednesday of planning to commit falsifications and then present them as proof of an unfair vote.

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