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05/21/2012

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Dozens Detained as Protesters Relocate

Round-the-clock opposition protests drew hundreds of people to the streets over the weekend for another creative stroll, and the police forced the camp to relocate yet again.

Medvedev Meets With Obama at G8 Summit

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev insisted that the “reset” was still on during a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of a weekend G8 summit at Camp David.

Cabinet Appointments Complicated by Unwillingness

Vedomosti
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is not having an easy time forming a Cabinet, as many of those he invited did not want to work in the government.

Furniture Magnate Shot Dead in Mercedes in Moscow Region

The Moscow Times
A 46-year-old furniture magnate was killed with six gunshot wounds to the head and chest early Sunday as he arrived in his Mercedes at his home in the Moscow region.

Report: Kremlin Has Secret Dossier on Public Chamber Members

The Kremlin has compiled a dossier on the 126 members of the Public Chamber that measures their degree of loyalty and whether they would be willing to act on Kremlin orders.

"Green Filter" to Weed Out Bad Laws

Federation Council lawmakers may introduce a "green filter" to weed out draft bills that could damage the environment.

Usmanov Shows His Acumen Again in Facebook IPO

Reuters
Russia's richest man recognized the value of Facebook three years ago when he invested in the social-networking company and has now enjoyed a payday of about $1 billion, propelling him further ahead of Russia's oligarchs, who have largely stuck with oil and steel.

Putin Offers Senior Post to Tank Worker Who Scorned Protesters

Sending a clear signal that loyalty will outrank experience in making government appointments, President Vladimir Putin has nominated a tank factory employee who once promised to target opposition protesters in Moscow as his new envoy to the Urals Federal District.


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