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Size of Burning Forest Territory Exceeds 2010 Disaster

The Siberian wildfires that killed eight people last week are spiraling out of control and could be more disastrous than the fires of 2010.

Nashi Founder Yakemenko Leaves Youth Affairs Post

The Moscow Times
Vasily Yakemenko, the notorious founding father of the pro-Kremlin Nashi youth movement, has officially stepped down from his post as the head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.

Yakemenko's Departure Signals End of Era for Youth Politics

Vasily Yakemenko, the founding father of the controversial pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi, is out as head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.

Chief Investigator Accused of Threatening Reporter

A liberal-leaning newspaper claimed Wednesday that the Investigative Committee's chairman threatened one of its reporters, who has since fled the country for fear of his safety.

Small Business Fears Big Brother

Mistrust of authorities is still a key barrier prohibiting policy makers from gathering information on Russia's business realities.

Apartment Repair Costs Could Pass to Owners

The cost of replacing a leaking roof, installing new pipes and making other major repairs could be transferred from the municipal companies managing apartment buildings to individual owners if a United Russia-backed bill becomes law.

'Blackmailed' Latvian Smuggler Sentenced to 25 Years

The Moscow Times
A Latvian who claimed he was blackmailed by a Russian man and forced to smuggle $48 million worth of cocaine from Trinidad to Eastern Europe was sentenced to 25 years in jail by a court in Bermuda on Tuesday.

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