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Nashi Members Brawl With Official's Family Over Double-Parked Car

The Moscow Times
Police have opened a criminal case in connection with a brawl between members of pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi and the family of a Chechen government official over the official's wife's parked car, after a video of the fight went viral online.

NATO Hopeful as Missile Shield Tension Builds

Moscow’s criticism of NATO’s missile defense plans is overblown and based on false assumptions, but both sides can still clinch a deal on cooperation.

Ministry Begins 4G Frequency Tender

The Communications and Press Ministry has opened a much-anticipated competition for 4G wireless frequencies, with winning telecoms operators to be announced July 12 and licenses to take effect in 2013.

Moscow Airport Merger Envisioned on Paper

The long-discussed merger of Moscow's three airports is back on the agenda after a Transportation Ministry working group drafted a document that stated consolidation could be the way to tackle strains on capacity and balance soaring reconstruction and expansion costs.

Nationwide Hunt Begins for Business Angels

This week’s $75 million injection into classifieds advertising site is further proof of the investment attractiveness of Russian startups, which are a key element in the government’s push for diversifying the country’s energy-dependent economy.

Mystery Shrouds Kremlin Award for Churov

The Moscow Times
President Dmitry Medvedev handed out state honors to a cosmonaut, an ice hockey legend, Transaero’s CEO and 54 other people during his last awards ceremony Thursday — but a big question lingered over whether elections chief Vladimir Churov also had received an award.

U.K. Chamber Gets Scottish Feel

The new director of the Russian British Chamber of Commerce plans to leverage his Scottish roots to outpace his rivals and bring British businesses to the Russian regions.

Siberian Fisherman Kills Friend Over Lackluster Catch

The Moscow Times
An argument between two fishermen in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk ended in tragedy when a man stabbed his friend after the pair failed to bring in a satisfying haul, police said Thursday.

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