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Journalists Toe Fine Line With Opposition Politics

Oleg Kashin lit another cigarette. His iPhone beeped, as it does every few minutes.

Poll: Fewer Russians Want to Emigrate Than in 1991

The percentage of Russians who say they want to leave the country has dropped by half since last summer and is now lower than it was in the final days of the Soviet Union, according to a new poll.

Lack of Supply Drives Housing Market Rise

While the cold continues on Moscow's snow-slicked streets, apartment prices have stayed hot in the capital as the city's construction restrictions force high prices for elite apartments and unmet need keeps middle-class housing in demand.

2 Arrested in Separate Cannibalism Cases Around Russia

A man in Vladivostok has been charged with allegedly killing a drinking buddy and eating his corpse, while a second man has been arrested in the Penza region for at least six acts of cannibalism that had initially been blamed on someone else.

Bank Privatizations Risk Downgrades

The fulfillment of a proposal by President Dmitry Medvedev to reduce the state's presence in the financial sector could hit the credit profile of Russia's biggest banks.

Dubai Developer a Pioneer in Residential Development

The high-end housing market outside Moscow saw a surge in buyers' activity last year, with the number of deals rising 20 percent from a year earlier.

Pundits Divided on Success of 'Reset'

President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday that the relationship between Russia and the United States was at its best during his term in office.

Channel One Needed State Support to Stay Afloat

The Moscow Times
State-controlled Channel One has published financial statements for the first time, showing that the station would not have been able to survive in 2009 and 2010 without state support.

100Bln Rubles of Defense Contractor Debt Could Be Written Off

The Moscow Times
The possibility of restructuring 100 billion rubles ($3.4 billion) in tax debts for companies in the military-industrial sector has been written into the 2012 budget.

Earthquake Proofing Gets More Funds

The Moscow Times
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has promised to provide 4.8 billion rubles ($162 million) from the federal budget this year to build earthquake-resistant houses and increase the seismic stability of existing homes in the 27 most vulnerable regions.

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