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05/17/2012

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Police Clear Chistiye Prudy Camp, Arrest 20 Protesters

The Moscow Times
Early Wednesday police ordered opposition protesters camped out on Chistoprudny Bulvar to leave the area, ending a week-long occupation by the demonstrators.

Safety, Cost Meet Head On in Arctic Oil Race

Half a century ago, this town on the White Sea coast was a supply mecca for residents of the nearby metropolis Arkhangelsk, who regularly made the 35-kilometer trip just to buy sausage, which was usually available in the well-stocked stores of strategically important defense industry centers.

Airlines Push for Passenger Blacklist

Ill-tempered air travelers might want to think twice before throwing a fit at 35,000 feet on Aeroflot. If the airline gets its way, they could be blacklisted.

Religious-Themed Art Show Sparks Protest

A religiously themed art exhibition organized in Krasnodar by a prominent patron of the arts has sparked a flurry of protest from activists and even a fake bomb threat, despite being supported by a senior Russian Orthodox Church official.

Occupy Camp on the Move After Police Move In

After days of speculation, riot police swooped in and dismantled the opposition's Occupy-style encampment in a central Moscow park early Wednesday morning, detaining more than 20 exhausted activists and hustling the others into a nearby metro station.

Citibank Sees Ongoing Challenges to Economic Stability Ahead

Russia will confront a persistent protest movement and a steady decline in oil revenues over the coming years.

Ignatyev Tells Duma 2012 Sberbank Sale Still Possible

The Central Bank has not ruled out selling a 7.6 percent stake of financial giant Sberbank this year.

TV Commentator Criticizes 'Disinfected' Inauguration Motorcade

The Moscow Times
Television humorist Mikhail Zhvanetsky criticized President Putin's inauguration motorcade on state television, saying it looked "disinfected" and "wiped with alcohol."

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