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Tyumen Court Hands BP $3.1Bln Fine

A regional arbitration court in Tyumen ordered BP to pay $3.1 billion in damages in another sign of the mounting pressure on the international oil major as it negotiates with bidders seeking a stake in its lucrative Russian joint venture, TNK-BP.

Navalny Summoned to Face Charges in Once-Dead Case

Investigators have summoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny to face charges Monday in connection with his work with Kirov’s governor in 2009.

Galstyan Dedicates Russia's First Gold to Flood Victims

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Arsen Galstyan has become Russia’s first Olympic judo winner since the Soviet collapse, and he dedicated his gold medal to those affected by recent floods in the Krasnodar region.

Foreign Tools Win Fight For Fighters

The formidable Su-30 fighter is a staple of the country’s arms exports, but machine tools from Germany and the Czech Republic have taken over an essential role in making them.

Lavrov, Japanese Minister Spar Over Disputed Islands

The foreign ministers of Russia and Japan sparred on Saturday over disputed islands that have strained their relations since World War II, making no visible progress in talks toward a resolution weeks before Russia hosts an APEC summit.

Russian Railways' Family Connections

To get an idea of how parts of Russia's economy still resemble the Soviet Union, take a look at Russian Railways.

Tajik Rebels Surrender After Assault Threat

Rebels facing off against government troops in Tajikistan's volatile east began laying down their weapons Sunday after the authorities threatened to start a new offensive to capture a former warlord accused of killing a local security chief.

Ukrainian Lawmakers Halt Vacations for Special Session

Ukraine's parliament will reconvene for an extra session Monday, the chamber said, in a move that could lead to a contentious bill to make Russian an official language in parts of the country being signed into law.

Shevchenko Trades Soccer for Ukrainian Politics

Famed Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko has quit football to start a career in politics with an independent party just months ahead of the October parliamentary elections.

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