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Gudkov Faces Duma Dismissal Friday

Kremlin critic Gennady Gudkov is widely expected to lose his State Duma seat in a vote on Friday due to evidence that he engaged in unlawful entrepreneurship. Now other deputies are worried that the ruling party may have opened a Pandora’s box.

Medvedev Calls for Pussy Riot Release

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday called for the early release of jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band.

En+ Organizes Baikal Garbage Collection Event

The Moscow Times
Volunteers from the city of Irkutsk have collected over 1,500 130-liter bags of garbage left by tourists and sent it to recycling facilities as part of the 360 Minutes for Baikal environmentalist campaign

Blackout Hits Sheremetyevo Airport

An electric glitch severed power supply to Sheremetyevo Airport for almost four hours Wednesday, causing the delay of 30 flights.

2nd Spy Trial Starts for Defense Worker

A Russian defense company employee accused of espionage went on trial for a second time Wednesday in Sevastopol in a contentious case that could affect Russia's military presence in the Black Sea port.

Russia Mulls Internal Carbon Trading

President Vladimir Putin could make an announcement on an internal carbon trading system by the end of the month.

One Man Missing in Sinkhole Elimination Project

The Moscow Times
An operation to fill in a sinkhole that came about as a result of potash extraction by Uralkali in the Perm region has gone awry, with an excavator and its operator disappearing under the earth Wednesday morning.

Communists to Join 'March of Millions'

The Moscow Times
Communist Party members will join Saturday's "March of Millions" opposition protest, the party's local committee director said Wednesday, marking the first time since December that the Communists will participate in a mass anti-Kremlin demonstration under the party banner.

Kremlin Mulls Resuming Georgian Wine Imports

The Moscow Times
The Kremlin is considering resuming wine imports from Georgia, Gennady Onishchenko, head of the Federal Consumer Protection Service, said Wednesday.

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