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06/21/2012

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Detention of Pussy Riot Rockers Extended 30 Days

A Moscow court on Wednesday ordered three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot to remain in jail another month while they await trial on hooliganism charges.

Hazy Forecast for Russia's Global Green Agenda

President Vladimir Putin has apparently pulled out of the global sustainable-development summit in Rio de Janeiro that starts Thursday, dealing a further blow to the credibility of the summit.

New Film Studio Seeks Foreign Experience, Local Market

Russian film studios, unlike their East European counterparts, have largely stayed out of sight of Hollywood directors seeking to save on production.

Officials Charged in Petrozavodsk Plane Crash

The Moscow Times
Three aviation officials were charged Wednesday in connection with a RusAir plane crash in bad weather last year in Petrozavodsk that killed 47 people and injured five others.

Court Leaves VimpelCom's Hands Tied

The Moscow Arbitration Court declined Wednesday to hear VimpelCom's appeal of interim measures restricting the Russian company's activities while a lawsuit filed by the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service against Telenor, a shareholder in the telecoms operator's Dutch parent company, is settled.

SPIEF 2012: Arturo Cardelus on Russia's Business Climate

The Moscow Times
Ahead of this weekend's forum, the director of the Russian division of Italian confectionary Ferrero speaks about the boost to job creation that could be provided by greater state investment in infrastructure.

Missing Plane Likely Crashed in Reservoir

The Moscow Times
Rescuers on Wednesday found the likely crash site of a hijacked An-2 biplane that went missing more than a week ago with 13 revelers on board.

Sign Warns Against Talking to Satan

The Moscow Times
A street sign that shows three main characters from Mikhail Bulgakov's classic novel "The Master and Margarita" above the warning, "Don't Talk to Strangers," will not be taken down, City Hall said Wednesday.

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