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05/02/2012

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Political Players Vie for May Day Support

Breaking with recent tradition, President-elect Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev joined in a mass rally of trade-union supporters for the annual May Day celebration of labor in an effort to boost working-class support.

Shuvalov Suggests Privatization High on the Agenda

Despite repeated delays to the sale of a government stake in Sberbank, privatization will be the first priority of the new government.

Medvedev Wants to End 'Mobile Slavery'

Outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev wants to force mobile providers to let customers keep their cell-phone numbers while switching providers.

Transaero Starts Flying Nonstop to Los Angeles

The Moscow Times
Transaero has started offering twice-a-week flights from Moscow to Los Angeles, adding a third U.S. city to its nearly 100 destinations.

Lavrov Says Russia Won't Retaliate After U.S. Visa Denial for Kobzon

Moscow is deeply unhappy with Washington's decision to deny a visa to singer and lawmaker Iosif Kobzon, but won't retaliate by barring U.S. artists from entry, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview published Saturday.

Intoxicated British National Falls on Metro Rails

The Moscow Times
A 28-year-old British man fell onto the rails at the Borisovo metro station Tuesday, escaping in time to avoid being hit by a metro train.

22 Arrested in Opposition Rally

The Moscow Times
Police arrested 22 people Tuesday during a rally called Left March on Trubnaya Ploshchad.

Eni Unit to Lay Pipes for LUKoil

Italy's Eni scored another point in Russia when its subsidiary won an offshore-services contract from LUKoil.

Kremlin Rights Council Rues Failed Reforms

The last meeting of President Dmitry Medvedev’s human rights council was filled with complaints about failed reforms and saw the withdrawal of a prominent anti-corruption fighter.

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