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Shoigu Set to Govern Moscow Region

Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu is all but certain to become the next governor of the Moscow region after United Russia named him among three nominees for the post.

Parents Charged in Bryansk Missing Child Tragedy

The father of a toddler in Bryansk has admitted to killing the child and staging her abduction.

Rosinter Signed as First McDonald's Franchise

Shares in restaurant group Rosinter surged on the back of unconfirmed reports that it has won the first-ever franchise to run McDonald's restaurants in Russia.

Blog of 'Putin's Daughter' Offers Glimpse of Secretive Family

The Moscow Times
A blog purportedly written by one of Vladimir Putin's daughters had the Russian blogosphere buzzing Sunday, with what some said was a rare glimpse into the secretive family life of the president-elect.

Goldman Sachs Sees Overheating as Biggest Risk

The major risks for Russia in the near future are likely to come from an overheated economy, rather than falling oil prices, as accelerating consumption and lagging output might fuel inflation.

Shebarshin, Who Headed KGB for 2 Days, Takes Own Life

Leonid Shebarshin, a Soviet spymaster who briefly headed the KGB after the 1991 coup attempt and oversaw the rise of Islamic radicalism in Iran, committed suicide amid failing health Friday.

Germany Negotiating Treatment for Tymoshenko

The Associated Press
The German government is talking to Ukraine about possible medical treatment in Germany for former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

No Music in This Elevator, Just Possible Gems

The Moscow Times
A Krasnoyarsk resident made an unusual find in the elevator of her apartment building this week: a bag of 476 stones that look like diamonds.

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