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Top 10 Venture Capital Companies Investing in Russia

More than 300 million euros ($371 million) is expected to be invested in information technology companies in Russia in 2012. So who is opening their coffers to make this happen?

Taxman Wants to Peek at Private Bank Accounts

Banks will be required to disclose information on private accounts at the request of tax authorities — and depositors would never know about it, according to a proposal by the Economic Development Ministry.

Pussy Riot Copycats Demonstrate at Cathedral in Germany

Three protesters in Germany face criminal charges for a performance at a church in support of the Pussy Riot punk rockers sentenced in Russia to two years in prison.

Nashi Official Accuses Opposition Deputy of Tax Evasion

A leader of pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi has asked the Investigative Committee to conduct an inquiry into possible tax invasion by opposition State Duma Deputy Gennady Gudkov, who has recently been the target of legal pressure.

Kasparov Complains of Police Abuse

Opposition leader Garry Kasparov will ask investigators to check whether police illegally detained, assaulted and defamed him in connection with a raucous pro-Pussy Riot demonstration on Friday.

Outlet Mall Boom Under Way in Moscow

Moscow is getting a spate of outlet malls, with U.S. real estate developer and investor Hines and local developer Belaya Dacha opening the first of them, Belaya Dacha Outlet Village, this past weekend.

Opposition Fears Split Over Pussy Riot Case

While the two-year prison sentences given to members of punk band Pussy Riot on Friday continue to mobilize unseen levels of outrage at the Kremlin in the West, the verdict could lead to a split in the country's fledgling protest movement.

Putin Supports Compensation to Region for City Expansion

President Vladimir Putin has agreed with Moscow region Governor Sergei Shoigu's position that tax losses to the region as a result of the expansion of the city should be reimbursed.

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