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03/21/2012

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Visa Pact With U.S. Stuck in Holding Pattern

A major visa facilitation agreement with the United States is likely to be held up in the State Duma until early next year.

Parnas Registration Blocked Once Again

As a presidential bill easing restrictions on registering political parties passed a key second reading in the State Duma on Tuesday, a Moscow court upheld a decision barring liberal opposition party Parnas from participating in elections.

Dvorkovich Gives Skolkovo, State Asset Updates

Presidential economic adviser Arkady Dvorkovich sketched out new details for funding Skolkovo, opened another front in the battle against graft and updated the timeline for state asset privatization in a talk with reporters Tuesday.

Allegations Mount in Kazan Police Scandal

Top law enforcement officials are scrambling to battle dozens of new allegations of police brutality in Kazan after the shocking death of a detainee.

Top Leftist Says A Just Russia Should Embrace Protests

A Just Russia should adjust its party platform by including anti-government protesters' demands for more democracy and human rights.

Panicked Passengers Flee Plane With Missing Wing Part

Passengers on a Transaero flight on Tuesday were told they were not allowed to leave a plane whose wing was missing a piece of equipment.

FIFA Set on Beer at 2018 World Cup

Russia is proving more tractable than Brazil in relaxing its beer bans for the football World Cup sponsored by the maker of the Budweiser amber brew.

Sales of Putin's Picture in New Boom

Bloomberg
Portraits of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin are surging in online sales after his re-election to the Kremlin, almost eliminating demand for President Dmitry Medvedev's image.

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