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09/25/2012

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Kicked Off Airwaves, Radio Liberty Rethinks Strategy

U.S. government-funded Radio Liberty has reiterated its commitment to operating in Russia after Nov. 10, when a new law forces it to discontinue AM broadcasts, and after dozens of journalists and editors left the organization last week.

Promsvyazbank Goes Ahead With $500M IPO

Promsvyazbank, one of Russia's biggest privately owned lenders, announced Monday that it will proceed with a $500 million listing in London and Moscow.

British Firm Lands Gorky Park Contract

A year after trendy cafes and giant pillows on the lawns replaced cheap-looking grill restaurants with plastic chairs in Gorky Park, the venue is facing another wave of renovation, as a British design firm won a $200,000 bid to breathe new life into the popular leisure area.

MTS Contract With Yevroset at Risk

Mobile TeleSystems could face an uphill battle to keep selling  service plans through Yevroset because of possible ownership changes at the mobile dealership, but the chain says its shareholders have no influence on sales arrangements.

Deadly Hobby of Dog Hunting Gains Popularity

The Associated Press
Vera Lesovets held up photographs of her dog, Yasha, a spunky 5-year-old corgi, nipping playfully at the heels of a German shepherd twice her size.

North Caucasus Resorts Dazzle the Elite at Sochi

Tourism developments in the North Caucasus region got a boost of high-level support at the Sochi Investment Forum, which took place from Thursday to Sunday.

State Halves Export Duties for Some Oilfields

Combined Reports
The government has decided to almost halve export duties on oil produced at new fields in eastern Siberia.

Ponomaryov Faces Voting Suspension

The State Duma's ethics commission on Monday recommended that Deputy Ilya Ponomaryov's right to speak in parliament be suspended for one month after he called United Russia members "crooks and thieves" and wore jeans instead of a suit to the Duma.

Local Properties Win European Awards

The Moscow Times
Twenty-four Russian properties have won prizes for the country's best real estate developments at the European Property Awards ceremony Monday. This marks a record showing for Russian companies.

Dacha Community Chief Convicted in Borodino Scandal

The Moscow Times
The deputy head of a dacha settlement on the historic Borodino battlefield was found guilty Monday of land fraud leading to unauthorized construction at the historic site.
Three military cadets in heels and olive uniforms being led along Tverskaya Ulitsa by their commanding officer, right, in the more casual jeans and sneakers.

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Three military cadets in heels and olive uniforms being led along Tverskaya Ulitsa by their commanding officer, right, in the more casual jeans and sneakers.

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