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03/13/2012

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Railway to Invest $34M in Renovations

Russian Railways will invest more than 7 billion rubles ($34 million) in reconstructing railway stations this year, including 4.3 billion rubles for the reconstruction of stations in Moscow.

Business Leader Champions Reform

The outgoing president of one the country's biggest foreign business associations has advocated democratic reforms as the only way to improve the economy and business climate.

Man Dies In 'Savage' Police Beating

Promises of police reform suffered another setback Monday with the announcement of the death of a Kazan citizen allegedly assaulted by local police officers.

City Officials Hint At Reining In Rallies

Opposition leaders fear that City Hall is working to make it more difficult to organize large street rallies, following an unprecedented wave of protests that have attracted tens of thousands.

Tele2 Pursues 4G Inclusion Against Odds

Sweden's Tele2 is committed to taking part in the Russian government's auction of wireless spectrum that will likely be the basis for a 4G network, though industry observers say Tele2's chances of winning frequencies are slim.

Living Tops Investing For London Home Buys

Russian buyers continue to rank first among foreigners spending on high-end housing in London, giving the market a significant boost in the last few years.

Spoof 'Icon' Signs for Punk Band Pop Up in Novosibirsk

The Moscow Times
Icon-like signs have appeared in the city of Novosibirsk portraying a masked member of the all-female punk band Pussy Riot, which has gained notoriety after two of its members were jailed last week for participating in an unsanctioned performance at Christ the Savior Cathedral.

Serbian Monitor: Seeing Is Believing in Putin

Among the motley crew of international observers invited to oversee the presidential election last week, Serbian politician Tomislav Nikolic was probably the most grateful for Prime Minister Vladimir’s Putin victory.

Hals to Get Bank of Moscow Projects

Vedomosti
VTB has made a decision on what to do with development projects it received along with Bank of Moscow.

Moscow Police Go Off Heightened Security Mode

The Moscow Times
Police forces in Moscow have as of Monday gone off the heightened security alert they were on for the period around the presidential election.

Mitrokhin Requests Investigation of Putin's Meeting With Berlusconi

The Moscow Times
Yabloko party leader Sergei Mitrokhin submitted an appeal to the Prosecutor General's Office to investigate the reason for a meeting in Sochi between President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Gazeta.ru reported.
A somber-faced granny adds some much-needed color to the gray confines of the Kievskaya metro station on a snowy Monday. Her brightly colored, ankle-length orange jacket offsets the vivid kaleidoscope of hand-knitted scarves she is offering for sale to busy commuters headed on their daily trip to work.

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A somber-faced granny adds some much-needed color to the gray confines of the Kievskaya metro station on a snowy Monday. Her brightly colored, ankle-length orange jacket offsets the vivid kaleidoscope of hand-knitted scarves she is offering for sale to busy commuters headed on their daily trip to work.

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