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03/15/2012

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Detour to Jail Interrupts Dacha Trip

An environmental activist and his lawyer were arrested Wednesday in connection with their attempt to take photographs at an elite mansion in the Krasnodar region.

RusAl Clash Could End Up in Court

The shareholder spat within United Company RusAl might end up in court, as billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, who has resigned as its chairman, is considering filing a lawsuit against the aluminum giant over allegations that he had failed to perform his duties as head of its board of directors.

Officials Discuss Pay With President

Outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday floated the idea of holding open competitions to recruit several deputy ministers in the future Cabinet that he will likely lead.

Russian Cops Single Out Fellow Officer in Fatal Sodomy Case

Four former cops suspected in a shocking fatal sodomy attack with a champagne bottle on a man detained in Kazan have all pointed the finger at a senior lieutenant as being the one responsible for the sadistic assault.

Yury Milner Leaves Mail.ru

Internet company Mail.ru Group announced Wednesday that its board chairman Yury Milner will leave the company, with its current chief executive Dmitry Grishin becoming CEO and chairman.

Contract Disclosure Enforcement Starts

State-owned Federal Grid Company said it is jettisoning contracts with companies failing to disclose their owners just as news broke that the government has assigned the person who oversaw Rosneft's acquisition of Yukos' assets to verify the beneficiary owners of state company contractors.

Kobzon Ready to Take One Last Crack at U.S.

A crooner adored by millions around the former Soviet Union, seasoned politician Iosif Kobzon was once called "Russia's Frank Sinatra."

Theaters May Be Forced to Show Russian Films

The Moscow Times
The government is discussing a possible move to institute a quota for screen time given to Russian films in movie theaters, Kommersant reported Wednesday.

Nine Homemade Bombs Found in Nalchik 'Lab of Death'

The Moscow Times
Security services in<span id="bxid_518501"> </span>the North Caucasus found nine homemade bombs at<span id="bxid_518501"> </span>a laboratory in<span id="bxid_518501"> </span>Nalchik on<span id="bxid_518501"> </span>Tuesday, thereby preventing a<span id="bxid_518501"> </span>potential series of<span id="bxid_518501"> </span>terrorist attacks.

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