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Murmansk Governor Out, New Moscow Region Governor In

President Dmitry Medvedev nominated Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu as the next governor of the Moscow region on Wednesday, a shuffle that was widely expected.

Russia Accuses McFaul of Arrogance Over Missile Shield Comment

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul on Wednesday of arrogance over remarks he made on the contentious issue of missile defense, Russia's latest rebuke of an envoy whose three months in Moscow have been clouded by controversy.

Vets From 1979 War Turning Detective

In the years following his disappearance from his truck battalion during a mission in Afghanistan in 1982, some of Alexei Zuyev's former comrades in arms reported seeing him alive behind enemy lines.

Danish Rockwool Responds to Tatarstan Hospitality

In this city in the Volga republic of Tatarstan, the regional government celebrated the successful courtship of yet another foreign investor when Danish insulation maker Rockwool opened a factory here Wednesday.

Russian Spy's Closeness to Obama's Circle Prompted 2010 Arrests

The Moscow Times
The FBI decided to arrest a 10-member Russian spy ring after one of its female agents got "close enough" to President Barack Obama's inner circle — but the agent wasn't Anna Chapman and the worry wasn't about sex, U.S. media reported Wednesday.

Clues Help ID Assassination Lynchpin

A former bodyguard and European envoy of Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov has been identified as the purported plotter against opposition figures Akhmed Zakayev and Umar Israilov.

Medvedev Puts Pressure on Officials to Reveal Sources of Income

The Moscow Times
The Kremlin wants to add teeth to a requirement that government officials declare their sources of income when they buy big-ticket items like houses and cars, news reports said Wednesday.

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