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Duma Stalls on Petition Opposing Anti-Magnitsky Law

A State Duma committee on Monday discussed an online petition opposing the "Anti-Magnitsky Law" passed late last year, but it appeared to delay until at least April any action that could result from the petition.

Battle for Forestland Rages Outside Moscow

Around 50 local residents protested Monday at a construction site in the Selyatinsky Forest outside Moscow, where environmental activists and construction workers are locked in a battle over pristine woodland.

Lavrov Talks Customs Union With Ukraine

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his newly appointed Ukrainian counterpart, Leonid Kozhara, had a series of meetings on Sunday and Monday to underline the importance of fostering strategic ties between the two countries, with Ukraine's potential accession to the Russia-dominated Customs Union a central topic.

Ryazan Region Reportedly Heading to Bankruptcy

The impoverished Ryazan region is reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy amid speculation about the governor's health prompted by his political opponents.

Moscow Expansion Spurs Residential Market

Growing housing stock caused by Moscow's territorial expansion resulted in the city seeing an increase in the number of deals involving existing residential properties last year, analysts said Monday.

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