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09/05/2012

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Priest 'Beat' 2 Elderly Women in Fight for Parking Spot

A St. Petersburg priest has been suspended from his duties, a church official said Wednesday, after he was accused of attacking two elderly women with his fists and car keys in a fight over a parking spot.

Q&A: For Transaero's CEO, Success Is All in the Family

Transaero CEO Olga Pleshakova, whose husband serves as chairman of the airline's board, says that having family members who work together helps maintain a friendly atmosphere in the workplace.

Kremlin Faces Brezhnev-Style Gerontocracy

President Vladimir Putin has introduced legislation into the Duma that would increase the maximum age at which top officials can continue to work in state service from 65 to 70.

No Fireworks Expected at First Gubernatorial Elections

The country's first popular gubernatorial elections are due next month, but it is clear already that none of the five regions holding them will see political upheaval.

Vokrug Sveta Tight-Lipped on Gessen's Departure

Vokrug Sveta, Russia's oldest travel magazine, confirmed that a disagreement over authority between the publisher and editors led to the departure of former editor-in-chief Masha Gessen.

Esquire Reporter Grilled Over Chechnya Source

Federal agents questioned an Esquire reporter on Tuesday about a source who accused security forces of abducting a Chechen man and chaining him to a basement pipe for four months.

What Awaits Investors in the Far East After APEC

The recently created Far East Development Ministry has been tight-lipped about its plans, but ideas have been popping up for making the vast but sparsely populated area a magnet for private money.

Kinder Surprise Goes Russian

Ferrero Group, the Italian family-owned chocolate giant, is launching production of Kinder Surprise at its factory in the Vladimir region this month and will introduce its first Russian-themed toys inside the chocolate eggs in January.

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