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Wave of the Future: MTS Turning Phones Into Credit Card

Mobile TeleSystems is rolling out a service that will let its customers make purchases and check bank balances with a wave of their phones.

Officials Account for Half of Anti-Monopoly Violations

The Moscow Times

Officials are responsible for about half the registered violations of anti-monopoly laws, deputy head of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service Andrei Tsarikovsky said in an interview with Rossiiskaya Gazeta.

Pushkin Square Getting a Makeover

City Hall is seeking a developer for the redevelopment and the reconstruction of Pushkin Square, one of the capital's most famous public spaces and a gathering point for protesters.

Activists Score Victories in Preservation War, But More Battles Ahead

Giving with one hand and taking with the other, Moscow authorities have given historic preservationists both a court decision and a new restoration program to celebrate — but battles are appearing on the horizon over the building of kindergartens.

Yukos Exec's Property Released

The Moscow Times
A Moscow court on Monday finally ordered the release of seized property that belonged to former-Yukos vice president Vasily Alexanyan, who died last October long after charges against him had been dropped.

Time Is Running Out to Rent a Dacha

Those wishing to rent a dacha in a picturesque neighborhood outside Moscow should hurry up, since the number of high-quality options is declining as the summer season comes into full swing.

Yale Attendee Tipped as Sverdlovsk Governor

A bureaucrat who attended classes at Yale is tipped as the next leader of the Sverdlovsk region after Governor Alexander Misharin resigned Monday following a fatal road accident last winter.

City Denies Police Will Target Protester Camp

A senior city official denied Monday that plans were afoot to close an opposition protest camp on Chistiye Prudy, now in its sixth day.

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