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08/22/2012

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Extradition Delayed for Putin Plot Suspect

A Chechen detained in Ukraine and accused of plotting to assassinate President Vladimir Putin has managed to have his extradition to Russia postponed by appealing to the European Court of Human Rights.

Sharapova Starts Candy Business

The Moscow Times
Tennis player Maria Sharapova has launched a candy business under the Sugarpova brand.

Suburban Kiosk Cashes In on 7-Eleven's Fame

A bus-stop kiosk selling beer and cigarettes could easily get lost among many similar shops scattered on the streets of this town 18 kilometers north of Moscow if it were not for one special feature.

Report on Putin's 'Politburo 2.0' Sets Tongues Wagging

The Kremlin is grooming influential figures such as liberal-leaning former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin as possible leaders in case of a political crisis, and President Vladimir Putin's system of governing resembles the Soviet Politburo more than the so-called power vertical.

Shoigu Promotes Transparency, Elections Coverage

With the Moscow region struggling to make land transactions less opaque and attract more corporate investment, Governor Sergei Shoigu has been ramping up rhetoric about transparency.

'Pussy Riot' to Be Brand Name

"Pussy Riot" is being trademarked to prevent outsiders from profiting from or tarnishing the band's image.

Sberbank, RBS Lend $500M to Gazprom Unit

State-owned Sberbank and Britain's partially nationalized The Royal Bank of Scotland teamed up this week to extend a $500 million credit line to Gazprom.

Harvard Grad Found Dead on Irkutsk Bridge

The Moscow Times
An 23-year-old woman believed to be a recent Harvard graduate has been found dead in an apparent suicide in her hometown of Irkutsk.

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