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Medvedev Signs Party Reform Bill Into Law

President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday signed into law a bill drastically reducing the minimum membership requirement for a political party to take part in elections.

UTair Flight Rolled Wildly Before Crash

Aviation officials said Tuesday that a preliminary inquiry into the UTair flight disaster that killed 31 people in Siberia showed that the plane's wings had begun rolling wildly before the crash but that the cause remained unclear.

Gromov Intends to Become a Senator

Outgoing Moscow region Governor Boris Gromov said Tuesday that he will join the Federation Council as a senator and that he expects Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu to replace him as governor.

Technology in Business Undervalued but Promising

Only 54 percent of Russian and Eastern European executives responsible for information technology believe that investments in technology facilitate decision making.

World Cup to Bring Nearly 1 Million Jobs, $18Bln

The Moscow Times
The 2018 football World Cup will bring Russia nearly 1 million jobs, boost GDP by 527 billion, rubles ($18 billion) and attract an additional 95 billion rubles to tax coffers, Vedomosti reported Tuesday.

Anti-WTO Movement May Be in the Offing

The co-owner of the country's largest producer of farm equipment, who doubles as a political leader, is drumming up support for a referendum that could force the government to backtrack on the WTO.

Mavrodi Fined 20,000 Rubles for Not Paying Fines

The Moscow Times
Founder of pyramid scheme MMM Sergei Mavrodi is seeing his expenses climb, and not only due to client payouts.

After Norway Massacre, Seliger Secures Life Insurance on Young Campers

The Moscow Times
The director of the annual Kremlin-sponsored Seliger camp said Tuesday that he would take out life insurance policies on the 20,000 young people expected to attend the event this year.

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