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04/11/2012

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NATO Flight Plan Awakens Russians' Ire

A NATO plan to turn an airport in Ulyanovsk into a hub for transporting cargo from Afghanistan has put the Kremlin in the unusual position of trying to explain how doing business with the Western alliance that has long been Russia's foe can be profitable for the country.

Update: Police Disperse Ulyanovsk Anti-NATO Tent Protest

International Space Station Takes Stunning Nighttime Photo of Moscow

The Moscow Times
From a vantage point high above Volgograd, Moscow resembles a bright, glittering star in a nighttime photograph captured by one of the crew members of the International Space Station.

Duma Shortens New Year Break, Creates Flexible Two-Day Holiday

The Moscow Times
The State Duma on Tuesday passed in a third and final reading a bill subtracting two vacation days from the current 10-day New Year break and creating a pair of flexible vacation days that will be assigned before each year.

Air Spat With Minsk Settled

The Moscow Times
Russian and Belarusian air authorities have settled their dispute over flights, in a move which may see Belarusian companies providing internal flights in Russia and vice versa.

Duma to Quiz Putin on WTO and Infrastructure Projects

The Moscow Times
Vladimir Putin will face questions about state privatizations, Russia's WTO entry and the Cabinet's slow implementation of infrastructure projects during his final address to the State Duma as prime minister Wednesday.

Confusion Shrouds Perm Governor's Future

The Moscow Times
Perm Governor Oleg Chirkunov has confirmed that he plans to step down early, but some of his team seem to think otherwise.

Khodorkovsky's Partner Charged With Tax Evasion

The Associated Press
Prosecutors have charged a fugitive business partner of jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky with tax evasion.

Committee Head Denies Report of Counter-Revolutionary Council

The Moscow Times
State Duma CIS Affairs Committee head Leonid Slutsky denied a newspaper report published Tuesday that said a council to prevent "color revolutions" would be created.

Open Government Tells Medvedev to Appoint Protector

Outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday reiterated a call for extensive privatization and proposed naming a federal prosecutor for business rights.

Militants Killed in Stavropol Had Planned Terror Attacks on Easter

The Moscow Times
Nine terrorists have been killed by security services in the Stavropol region since Monday evening in two separate firefights.

Kremlin Youth Camp Spending to Double Despite Reluctant Sponsors

Half a billion rubles ($17 million) will be spent to hold an annual youth camp on the shores of Lake Seliger this year, its director said, but attracting the funds may be difficult because many potential sponsors seem reluctant to be associated with the Kremlin-backed event.
A worker getting busy with some spring cleaning on an upper floor of the State Duma building on Tuesday. The cleanup comes just in time for a visit from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday who will discuss many issues in his last address before returning to the presidency.

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A worker getting busy with some spring cleaning on an upper floor of the State Duma building on Tuesday. The cleanup comes just in time for a visit from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday who will discuss many issues in his last address before returning to the presidency.

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