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04/09/2012

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News Analysis: Old Cabinet in Flux: A Look at Its Members

The outgoing Cabinet has steered the country through one of its worst economic crises and droughts.

Shoigu Says Capital Should Be Moved to Siberia

The Moscow Times
Newly minted Moscow region governor-in-waiting Sergei Shoigu suggested in a radio interview Friday that the capital of Russia be moved from Moscow to Siberia.

'White Square' Activists Arrested for Tent Near Lenin's Tomb

At least three activists were arrested after pitching a tent near Lenin's Mausoleum on Red Square during a flash mob-style opposition protest Sunday.

Russia Intends to Intercede for Bout

The Russian arms dealer sentenced to 25 years in an American prison will be on the agenda for upcoming talks between the two countries.

UK Businessman Fears Danger From Russia after 'Police Leak'

The Moscow Times
A senior executive from Hermitage Capital fears his life may be in danger after his home address in London was leaked to officials involved in the pretrial detention death of Hermitage lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Ukraine Orders End to Euro 2012 Price Gouging

The Associated Press
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has ordered his government to prevent hotels from charging exorbitant prices for fans attending the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.

South Ossetia Holds Runoff Presidential Vote

The Associated Press
A former KGB chief and a human rights ombudsman faced each other in Sunday's runoff presidential election in Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia.

Moldova Closes Pro-Communist TV Station

Reuters
Moldova's state broadcast regulator has stripped a pro-Communist television station of its license, forcing it off air for what it said was biased reporting.

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