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Putin Pushes Investment on China Trip

Russia and China on Tuesday moved closer to opening a joint investment fund, worth at least $2 billion, as part of President Vladimir Putin's visit to Beijing.

Protest Fine Amendment Inches Forward

The United Russia-controlled State Duma on Tuesday approved an amendment to dramatically hike fines for disorder at public rallies, as part of a contentious draft law that activists say damages the right to free assembly.

Punk Band's Legal Team Reveals Full Performance

Members of punk rock band Pussy Riot made no insulting remarks during their controversial performance in Christ the Savior Cathedral.

Government Snooping Has Risen 75% Since 2007

Court-sanctioned snooping on private phone calls and e-mails has increased 75 percent over the past four years.

Railroads Look to Improve Image

Car transfers, free Internet and air conditioning will be available to railroad travelers as early as this summer as Russian Railways and its subsidiaries modernize routes to improve their image.

Buranovskiye Babushki Ready to Sue

Buranovskiye Babushki may have used a classic peasant's oven as a prop during their performance at the Eurovision finals, but the group is not keen to let local food producers profit off their efforts.

Over 2,600 Foreign Workers Arrested in Sting

The Moscow Times
More than 2,600 foreign nationals have been rounded up in Moscow for being in violation of immigration laws in a widespread sting.

Americans See WTO Boosting Energy-Efficiency Market

The United States has become the latest foreign government to join a rush to stake out claims in Russia's nascent energy-efficiency market.

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