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08/03/2012

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As U.S. Acts on Magnitsky, Europe Debates

From the former head of a Moscow tax office accused of a $230 million fraud to the chief prison doctor who refused to see a dangerously ill man for more than two months, about 60 Russian officials face U.S. sanctions under the Magnitsky Act.

Dvorkovich Tasked With Creating Incentives for Arctic Extraction

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday appointed his deputy, Arkady Dvorkovich, to oversee the creation of tax and customs incentives for oil companies developing hydrocarbon reserves in the Arctic.

Q&A: Actress and Restaurateur Vysotskaya Has a Lot on Her Plate

People eat out in Moscow because they like the crowd, the atmosphere, the reputation of the restaurateur — almost anything but for the food. Coming from Yulia Vysotskaya, an actress and TV presenter who recently opened a restaurant, that claim could raise an eyebrow.

Puppy Diplomacy: Putin Gets Pets Wrapped With a Bow

Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker once recalled that Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev gave him a horse when he visited the newly independent nation in Central Asia in the early 1990s.

Milner Prizes Illuminate Paradox of Russian Physics

Although a third of this week's winners of billionaire Yuri Milner's Fundamental Physics Prize began their careers in Russia, their victory sends a mixed message about the state of Russian science, since all of them currently live and work abroad.

Bomb Hoax Interrupts Day 4 of Pussy Riot Trial

A bomb hoax interrupted the fourth day of the trial of the Pussy Riot female punk band, and the judge rejected a request from the defendants to excuse herself from the case for allegedly violating their rights.

What the Papers Say, Aug. 2, 2012

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