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Anti-Corruption Gains Support, But Not Popularity

A legal and cultural framework for combating corruption is evolving, though components are still missing in Russia's transparency framework, anti-corruption analysts say.

Burger King Gives Boost to Franchising

Burger King has announced that it plans to open several hundred new restaurants in Russia with the help of its franchise operators.

Putin Prepared to Play Iran Peacemaker

Russia will attempt to play mediator between Iran and the West when President Vladimir Putin sits down with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Beijing on Thursday.

Tourism Brings Revenue and Conflict to Russia's Park System

Even before the October Revolution, Russia’s first protected natural area was set up around Lake Baikal in 1916, laying the foundation for a national park system originally designed to keep visitors out.

Local Officials to Be Punished for Photoshop Flub

The Moscow Times
Administration officials in Krasnodar's Labinsky district might consider signing up for a basic Photoshop course after they were caught publishing a poorly altered photograph of themselves on the administration's website, prompting laughs from around the Internet.

Orthodox Church Destruction Fought in Morocco

The Russian Orthodox Church is fighting the demolition of a church in Casablanca after a defrocked priest illegally sold it to a local developer.

Demand for Environmental Engineers Not Translating Into Jobs

Graduates of Russia's environmental science faculties are struggling to find employment in their sphere despite a global trend toward demand for their expertise, a survey has found.

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