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Sobyanin Gives American Business Palatial Welcome

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Tuesday impressed members of the American Chamber of Commerce with an offer of cooperation at a meeting in a former imperial palace, an event that some of the foreigners in attendance described as unique.

Moscow Takes Top Honors at Golden Mask Fest

It wasn't the best beginning for a festive evening. The first four envelopes opened at the 18th annual Golden Mask Festival award ceremony contained the same message: No award given.

Norway Thwarts Russian Mother

A Norwegian court has deprived a Russian mother of her parental rights and awarded custody of her 5-year-old son to her Norwegian ex-husband.

VTB 24 to Spend $385M on People's IPO Reversal

A retail unit of state-controlled lender VTB said Tuesday that it had finished collecting bids from small investors who purchased the bank's stock in 2007 and faced losses due to the price decline, with 65 percent of shareholders having tendered their shares.

High-Rise Under Construction Collapses in Moscow

The Moscow Times
Ten people were injured and one killed when a multi-story building being built in the south of Moscow collapsed suddenly Tuesday.

Russia's Top Olympic Cyclist Caught Doping Before 2012 London Games

The Moscow Times
One of Russia's top contenders for an Olympic medal may never make it into the London 2012 competition, as cyclist Denis Galimzyanov was suspended after testing positive for a banned performance-boosting substance.

Shein Slams Foot-Dragging in Astrakhan Election Case

Astrakhan's ex-mayoral candidate Oleg Shein accused authorities on Tuesday of dragging their feet in resolving a disputed election in the southern city and said he would continue his month-long hunger strike.

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