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Opposition Plans Large Anti-Kremlin Protests on July 26

The Moscow Times
The opposition will hold anti-Kremlin demonstrations on July 26 and hopes for a large turnout not only in Moscow but also nationwide and in other countries, an organizer said Monday.

Crowds Gather to Protest Russia's WTO Entry

The Moscow Times
Discontented Muscovites gathered on Ploshchad Revolyutsii on Sunday to demonstrate against Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization and decry a new wave of liberal reforms.

Rocker Spurns Capital for Vladivostok

Rock musician Ilya Lagutenko has announced the selling of his mansion in the Moscow region to build an eco-friendly residence in his native Vladivostok.

Ikea Sticks by Gudkov's Security Firm While Others Flee

Ikea does not plan to break its contracts with private security firm Oskord despite the legal problems of its founder, opposition politician Gennady Gudkov. But not all foreign companies have been as understanding.

Oil, Gas Output Slide in June

Russian oil output, the world's largest, edged down 0.2 percent to 10.32 million barrels per day in June from 10.34 million bpd in May.

Bashneft Receives Iraq License

The Associated Press
Iraq has awarded Bashneft rights to explore for oil in the south of the country after nearly one month of negotiations.

Upscale Russians Moving to English Countryside

Russians wary about Vladimir Putin's return as president and weary of London's crowded metropolis are plowing their cash into greener pastures outside the British capital, driving up prices for the best country homes.

City to Crack Down on Tax-Free Rental Income

Moscow authorities hope to supplement the city budget by up to 5 billion rubles a year at the expense of those who try not to pay taxes when they rent an apartment, but experts doubt the feasibility of the idea.

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