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Gazprom Puts Shtokman and Partners on the Shelf

Development of the vast Shtokman gas field will be put on hold indefinitely until a more cost-effective plan can be worked out.

What Awaits Pussy Riot Musicians in Prison

Though penal colonies are considered "more humane" than prisons, the successors of the Soviet-era gulag system are still no walk in the park.

Sidelined by TV, Sobchak Takes Helm at Glossy Magazine

TV host and opposition activist Ksenia Sobchak is taking a crack at print journalism by editing SNC magazine, a glossy lifestyle publication published by the Moscow-based Artcom media group and directed at young urban women.

Border Guard Kills 7 Servicemen in Dagestan

The Moscow Times
A border guard gunned down seven servicemen and injured six others at a checkpoint in Dagestan before being shot dead himself.

Airlines' H1 Passenger Traffic Up 15.7%

The Moscow Times
Russian airlines' passenger traffic rose 15.7 percent to 40.2 million travelers in January to June.

After WTO, Carmakers Still Protected

The bevy of foreign carmakers whose vehicles are rolling off assembly lines in Russia may have wondered if they did right to invest in local production when the WTO unexpectedly spread its arms to embrace the country as a new member.

Michelin to Invest $44M in Davydovo Plant

The Moscow Times
Michelin intends to invest 35 million euros ($43.96 million) this year in the development of its tire factory in Davydovo in the Moscow region, as well as a logistics base in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Smoking Law Could Hit Classic Cartoons

Lovers of Soviet-era cartoons were sent into a tizzy Wednesday after reports surfaced that the classic “Nu, Pogodi” and “Cheburashka” programs could be edited to remove smoking scenes.

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