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Medvedev Seen Hanging in the Balance

When Dmitry Medvedev announced on Sept. 24, 2011, that he would step aside to let Vladimir Putin return as president, he disappointed critics and supporters alike. Disgruntled observers described him as a "political corpse."

New $130M Baltic Port Gives Export Flexibility

An oil terminal went into operation at this Baltic Sea port on Thursday as part of an effort to ease Russia's reliance on transit countries.

Quality Interpreters Becoming Scarce

On a hot September day, 12 years ago, Andrei Tsybenko was ushered into a stuffy back room at the CNN studio in New York.

Q&A: Danone's Filip Kegels Promotes Ambition and Fun

Danone's dairy business in Russia surged on the back of a rivalry between the local office and the company's U.S. branch.

Google Goes Down Temporarily for Some Russian Users

The Moscow Times
Several services run by Internet company Google, including its search engine, email service Gmail and video-sharing site YouTube, became inaccessible to Russian users for several minutes Friday afternoon.

What the Papers Say, Sept. 28, 2012

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

Sobchak to Get Her Money Back

The Moscow Times
Federal investigators will return the almost $2 million in cash they seized from the apartment of it-girl-turned-political activist Ksenia Sobchak in June.

Eccentric Deputy to Gain Duma Leadership Post

Alexei Mitrofanov, the flamboyant lawmaker and author, will likely be given a leadership position in the State Duma on Friday amid bribery allegations against him.

Small Mobile Players Pursue 4G Alternatives

With the government’s broadband wireless spectrum now in the hands of Rostelecom and the Big Three mobile operators, the losers in this year’s 4G-spectrum contest are pursuing other ways of entering the market for next-generation mobile broadband communications.

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