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08/17/2012

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Pussy Riot Trio Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

A Moscow court on Friday sentenced three members of female punk group Pussy Riot to two years in prison each, in a decision that prompted outrage from the opposition and among the group's supporters around the world.

Q&A: If Only the School Bullies Could See Lou Naumovski Now

Over a span of three decades, businessman Lou Naumovski has introduced Visa credit cards to Russia, dug for gold in Chukotka and even imported a record-setting 6 million doses of Canadian bull semen for Russian cows, among other achievements.

Early Investor Vostok Nafta Closing Russian Equity Portfolio

Sweden's Vostok Nafta, one of the first foreign investors to buy into Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, will sell all of its shares because of increasing competition and falling returns.

Russian Helicopters Get American Hoses

The world's most produced helicopters are adding an important improvement thanks to U.S. manufacturer Eaton.

Russia-linked Company Invests in Asteroid Mining

Vedomosti
A Russia-linked company has invested in a space venture worthy of a science fiction novel, betting that asteroids could be mined for gold and platinum.

Russia Says UN Should Stay in Syria

Reuters
Russia told the United States on Thursday that it favors a continued United Nations presence in Syria, warning that a UN exit from the Middle Eastern country would have "serious negative consequences."

Tymoshenko Appeals Conviction for Abuse of Office

Reuters
Defense lawyers for jailed Ukrainian ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday said there were no grounds for a criminal case against her as they launched a fresh appeal against her conviction last year for abuse of office.

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