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03/14/2012

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New Realities Exert Force on Cabinet Choices

Politicians and analysts expect a major reshuffle of the government when President-elect Vladimir Putin takes office in May, with a new Cabinet possibly including members of the systemic opposition.

Deserter Who Claimed Abduction Gets 2 Years

A Saratov region conscript who said he had been kidnapped and forced to work in a factory has been convicted of desertion and sentenced to two years in a settlement colony.

Aeroflot Billing Sukhoi for Downtime

Vedomosti
Aeroflot, the first buyer of the Sukhoi SuperJet, is receiving compensation from the liner's manufacturer, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, for losses incurred due to downtime resulting from technical problems with the aircraft.

Zubkov Aids Tax Haven Fight

First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov is proposing a clampdown on offshore business, putting his weight behind draft legislation to widen tax authorities' power to prevent illegal offshore financial activities.

5 Russian Cops Implicated in Fatal Sodomy Attack

Five police officers have been detained in connection with the shocking death of a detainee who, according to reports, was beaten and sodomized with a champagne bottle at a Kazan police station over the weekend.

McFaul Pushes for Trade Status

The Obama administration will not support any human rights or democracy legislation in exchange for Congress repealing the 1974 Jackson-Vanik amendment.

Yandex Uses Its Own Services for New App Wired

Yandex on Tuesday presented their new service, Yandex.Navigator, which is available on iOS and Android OS.

RusAl Chairman Calls It Quits

A dramatic public clash arose between the billionaire owners of United Company RusAl on Tuesday after Viktor Vekselberg resigned as chairman of the company's board of directors, saying the aluminum giant is overloaded with debt and facing a "deep crisis" due to the improper actions of its management.

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