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Billionaire Lebedev Charged With Hooliganism

Kremlin critic and billionaire Alexander Lebedev has been charged with hooliganism over a fistfight on a television show last year.

Cabinet Moderates Position in Turf War With Sechin

The Cabinet is negotiating with the presidential administration over the fate of 130 billion rubles in the coffers of state-owned holding company Rosneftegaz, despite having the authority to settle the matter independently.

Education Gives China an Edge Over Russia, LSE Says

China and Russia are natural business partners, but China has a headstart in developing its economy after investing more in education over the past two decades than Russia, said the new director of the London School of Economics.

Rogozin Taunts Romney After Airplane Flap

The Moscow Times
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin taunted Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday after the former U.S. governor told reporters that he was concerned that windows on modern airplanes are sealed shut.

Saving the Snow Leopard With Microfinance

In the mountain villages of southern Siberia where Russia abuts China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, the price of sheep's wool has increased tenfold since 2009.

German Lawmaker Refused Prison Visit With Khodorkovsky

The Moscow Times
A prominent German lawmaker on Wednesday pledged not to give up her efforts to visit jailed Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky, even though she was barred from meeting him in his Karelian prison this week.

City Hall Eyes $29Bln Transportation Program

Moscow City Hall is seeking tens of billions of dollars to fund a gargantuan metro expansion, gigantic road projects and almost 2 million square meters of housing over the next three years.

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