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Sberbank Wraps Up $5.2Bln Listing

Sberbank president German Gref usually speaks in little more than a whisper, but there were no problems with audibility Wednesday as he announced the state-owned bank's successful sale of a $5.2 billion stake to domestic and international investors.

Zyuganov Denies Scandalous Libya Tweet

Communist Party chief Gennady Zyuganov has denied responsibility for a scandalous Twitter post this week that seemed to compare slain U.S. diplomat J. Christopher Stevens to a euthanized dog.

Environment Ministry Calls Meeting over Murmansk National Park

The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has called an emergency meeting after environmentalists walked out of a working group meant to resolve a dispute about road-building in the Murmansk region.

Kremlin Backs Idea of Far East Tax Rebate

The idea to bestow tax rebates on businesses across the Far East appears to be gaining momentum at the pinnacle of the government.

Mitvol Accuses Kremlin of Ruining His Campaign

Khimki mayoral candidate Oleg Mitvol has accused the Kremlin of undermining his campaign in the Moscow region town.

Rostelecom Blocks YouTube in Omsk as Prosecutors Press for Restrictions

Federal prosecutors said that Internet providers could be breaking extremism legislation by failing to block access to an anti-Muslim video clip that has sparked violence abroad.

Foreign Ministry Accuses USAID of Meddling in Politics

Moscow’s abrupt decision to kick out the U.S. Agency for International Development raised new worries Wednesday about a widening crackdown on pro-democracy groups.

Insurance Claims Reveal Road Safety

The Moscow Times
A Russian insurance company has drawn up a road-safety ranking, a move that could have a bearing on motorists’ insurance premiums.

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