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05/25/2012

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4 Russian Bikers Detained in Iraq

The Moscow Times
Four Russian bikers have been detained in Iraq, possibly on suspicion of spying, prompting a surge of concern at home.

Chaika Creates Prosecutor for Business Rights

The Moscow Times
In line with a recent appeal by President Vladimir Putin, the General Prosecutor's Office has created a special division for upholding the rights of entrepreneurs.

Protest and Chaos Seen in Kudrin-Ordered Study

Continued protests in Russia will likely lead to violence or chaotic change, according to a new study ordered by the former finance minister.

4 Russian Bikers Held as Spies in Iraq

The Moscow Times
Four Russian bikers who refused to obtain Iraqi visas looked set to be freed after five days in custody late Thursday following frantic diplomatic talks.

Today in History

Search engine Yandex announced the pricing of its NASDAQ initial public offering of 52 million shares at $25 per share Tuesday, higher than the earlier price guidance of $20 to $22 per share — and shot up more than 42 percent in the first half day of trading.

Japanese Diplomat to Visit After Motorcycle Tourist Murdered in Siberia

The Moscow Times
A Japanese diplomat will travel to Chita on Thursday from the Khabarovsk consulate in response to the murder of a Japanese tourist who was traveling across Russia on a motorcycle.

Tensions Rise as Opposition Leaders are Freed

Sergei Udaltsov and Alexei Navalny emerged from prison Thursday, while a dramatic standoff erupted at a State Duma hearing over a bill that would hike fines for illegal demonstrations.

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