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Q&A: After Cracking the Code, IKEA Follows Tradition

Felines pawed their way across the thresholds of two new IKEA stores last year in a breakthrough for Per Wendschlag, who had been country manager here for less than a year.

Forbes Shows $52Bln Decline in Russia's Richest

Vladimir Lisin stepped down from the top spot in the list of Russian billionaires after dipping steel prices shaved down the value of his main asset, Novolipetsk Steel.

Moscow May Skip NATO Summit

NATO and Russia are facing new dissonances because the Western alliance's upcoming Chicago summit is likely to be held without Moscow's participation.

Pussy Riot Members Ordered Held Until June 24

A Moscow court on Thursday ruled to extend the detention period to June 24 of three members of punk group Pussy Riot, whose jailing has been harshly criticized by human rights groups.

Churov Announces Steps to Shore Up Honest Elections

The Moscow Times
Federal elections boss Vladimir Churov has announced steps to boost confidence in the nation's electoral system and strengthen federal oversight over municipal elections, as political tensions remain high over a disputed mayoral vote in the southern city of Astrakhan.

As Moscow Region Governor, Shoigu Won't Head Government

The Moscow Times
Unlike his predecessors, the incoming governor of the Moscow region won't act as head of government.

Russian Carmakers Rebuff Nashi

The Moscow Times
A slew of Russian carmakers have refused to furnish cars for a large-scale car rally to celebrate Victory Day by Kremlin-backed youth organization Nashi, all save for tiny ChechenAuto, acting at the behest of Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov.

Navalny Makes Time Magazine List of World's 100 Most Influential People

The Moscow Times
Opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny was the only Russian named by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential figures in a list published Wednesday.

Polite Driving to be Codified

The Moscow Times
A bill has been brought to the State Duma to introduce the concept of "aggressive driving," prescribing fines for those who violate the new rules, but opponents aren't sure how viable such a rule would be.

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