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Big-Name Writers Lead Protest Rally of 10,000

A week after bloody clashes between radical youths and riot police tarnished the first major protest rally in months, the moderate middle-class opposition appeared to re-assert itself Sunday with an unexpectedly large march of thousands led by some of Russia's most prominent writers.

Medvedev Starts Implementing Presidential Orders

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev assigned his acting first deputy Igor Shuvalov to oversee the implementation of presidential orders Saturday and said work should start right away, without waiting for the new government to be set up.

Foreign Firms' Security Service Raided

Police have raided a company that provides private security to major Western firms like IKEA and Procter & Gamble in what its founder, State Duma Deputy Gennady Gudkov, called punishment for his support of anti-Kremlin protests.

Ravine Scoured for Superjet's Missing Black Box

Combined Reports
Indonesian special forces and professional climbers scaled down a treacherous ravine on a volcano face Sunday in search of a missing flight recorder that could explain the deadly crash of a Sukhoi Superjet 100.

Borodin's Swiss Accounts Frozen

Swiss bank accounts belonging to former head of Bank of Moscow Andrei Borodin were frozen by local law enforcement authorities.

Leningradka-MKAD Junction Ready By New Year

The first part of a new intersection at the notorious bottleneck where Leningradskoye Shosse and the Moscow Ring Road meet should be open by the end of this year.

U.S. Senator Slams Putin for Protest Crackdown

The Moscow Times
Outspoken U.S. Senator John McCain has criticized President Vladimir Putin for a recent crackdown on protesters, as well as for oligarchy, corruption and activities in the Baltics and Ukraine.    

Gazprom Puts a Number on Extra Sales to Japan

Russia shipped a fifth of its overall liquefied natural gas production to Japan last year, in addition to the originally planned volume, as a response to the nuclear plant emergency there.

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