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Ancient Bones Found in Krasnodar Dolmen

The Moscow Times
Residents of a Krasnodar town have made a remarkable discovery in a local riverbed: a stone structure known as a dolmen that contained human remains thought to be thousands of years old.

Canadian Minister Tackles Russian Trade Barriers

Canadian Minister of International Trade Ed Fast arrived in Russia to sign a $275 million finance deal with Sberbank and to promote commerce with a country that he admits many Canadians view warily.
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Media Shake-Up Stirs Worries of Political Control

Two high-ranking media executives have been pushed out of their jobs in shake-ups that both said were business driven, but that still raised worries among some observers about politically motivated censorship.

Medvedev Further Reduces Pace of Privatization

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday approved a new schedule for reducing state ownership of companies, which slows down some of the major privatizations.

Prokhorov Will Not Reveal Donors

Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov's new Civil Platform Party, which aims to bring grassroots activists into power, will not reveal its sponsors.

McFaul Says Magnitsky Bill Unneeded

The so-called Magnitsky bill is unnecessary because U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has already dealt with demands to punish Russian officials involved in human rights violations, the ambassador says.

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