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04/27/2012

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Q&A: Kremlinologist's Russian Skills, Preserved in Alcohol

Every April for the past 17 years, former U.S. soldier Igor Belousovitch has gone to Arlington National Cemetery at the invitation of the Russian Embassy in Washington.

Economic Forecast Held Hostage to Putin

The Economic Development Ministry expects the country’s economy to grow 3.4 percent this year before expanding 4.7 percent in 2015, according to an updated version of the forecast that was approved at the Presidium meeting chaired by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

Medvedev Boasts and Admits Flaws of Reign

Freedom and democracy are on the way up, corrupt governors are headed out and the country's political culture has improved, outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday in summarizing his four years in office.

Parents Seek Help in Ugly International Custody War

Dozens of Russian parents stripped of their parental rights abroad following difficult custody battles called for help Thursday from Russia’s top children’s ombudsman.

Putin Agrees to Raising Freight Rates

The Moscow Times
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday agreed to consider allowing Russian Railways to recoup its investments through higher cargo rates.

Deductions for Property Buyers May Be Broadened

Vedomosti
The Finance Ministry is proposing in the draft of key tax policies for 2013-15 changes in the procedure for calculating the tax deduction for real estate acquisition and construction.

Newsmaker: Usmanov Took Long Road to Become Rich

There are few former Central Asian jailbirds who can also claim to be popular hate figures among football fans in north London — but they include Alisher Usmanov, who became Russia's richest man and married a gymnastics champion along the way.

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