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Visa Rules Set to Be Eased in Central Asia

 Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are planning to liberalize their visa rules this summer, marking what looks like a trend among former Soviet states.

In the Spotlight

This week, television presenter Ksenia Sobchak had both her privacy and her safe invaded, as it turned out that investigators were following her love life pretty carefully.

SPIEF 2012: Jochen Wermuth on Leadership

The Moscow Times
With this year's forum focusing on "Leadership That Works," the founding partner of Wermuth Asset Management speaks about how leaders should address such "micro" problems as poorly functioning government services and everyday corruption.

As 4G News Nears, Rostelecom, State Prepare

State-owned Rostelecom is making big plans for the mobile market in Moscow and other regions, while the government is weighing how much to bill the companies it will choose in July's selection process for the next generation of mobile spectrum.

Homeless Won't Be Expelled for St. Pete Forum, Police Chief Says

The Moscow Times
Rumors that homeless St. Petersburg residents will be driven out of the city before the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum next week are unfounded, police chief Sergei Umnov said.

2 Dead in Fountain Debacle

The Moscow Times
Rescuers in Nizhnevartovsk on Thursday discovered the bodies of a man and woman who appeared to have been killed by an electric shock from a set of fountains installed close to the shore of Lake Komsomolskoye.

Spa, Hockey Hall of Fame in New Gazprom Office

The Moscow Times
Gazprom Export employees could soon be spending their downtime at work in style, after it was reported that the company's new St. Petersburg offices are to include a spa, swimming pool and hockey hall of fame.

Insane Man Prevented From Date With Putin

The Moscow Times
Police detained a man heading to the Kremlin to share a "revelation from on high" with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, taking him to a psychiatric hospital instead.

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