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Moscow Places Low in World Finance

President Dmitry Medvedev's flagship project to turn Moscow into an international financial center suffered a double blow Wednesday as global surveys returned negative results on the city.

Russia Struggles to Reform Soviet-Era Orphanages

Vikenty was 13 when he started school. Although he was being taught in the Moscow children's home that provided his earliest memories, he knew something wasn't right.
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International Companies to Compete to Develop Ring Railroad

International transport companies have signaled interest in competing to build rolling stock for the planned Moscow Ring Railroad.

Ousted Police Chief Faces State Scrutiny

Investigators have searched the apartment and dacha of  former St. Petersburg police chief Mikhail Sukhodolsky.

Party Reform Bill Passes Council and Heads to Medvedev's Desk

The Federation Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed long-awaited legislation to liberalize party politics in Russia, despite concerns raised by one influential senator that the law contains loopholes that could allow extremist parties to emerge.

Medvedev Signs Orders on Caucasus Tourism

President Dmitry Medvedev signed orders Wednesday that aim to speed up the development process for tourist resorts in the North Caucasus.

How Many Kids Are in Institutions? No Way to Know

Government agencies, international bodies and domestic charities give wildly differing estimates of how many children are housed in state institutions, and there are no reliable, up-to-date figures.

McFaul Tears Up Dance Floor at Spaso Hootenanny

U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul wowed guests with his polka steps at a country-western bash at his sumptuous residence on Tuesday night that featured a yodeler flown in from McFaul's native Montana.

Police Heighten Security in Metro After Bomb Threats

The Moscow Times
Police have increased their ranks in the Moscow metro on Wednesday after receiving two bomb threats since Tuesday.

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