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Fugitive Businessman Polonsky 'Captured by Cambodian Police After Hiding in Jungle'

The Moscow Times
Fugitive businessman Sergei Polonsky was arrested by Cambodian police Monday after his attempts to evade capture in the jungle failed, his lawyer said.

Neo-Nazi Activist Flees Russia Over Anti-Gay Video Campaign

The Moscow Times
A neo-Nazi known to be the leader of a radical right-wing movement announced Sunday he had left the country due to possible prosecution over a recent video.

Putin Heads East, Looking to Challenge U.S. Clout in Asia

When President Vladimir Putin was asked at last month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Bali what he thought about U.S. President Barack Obama's absence due to a government shutdown, his answer could be interpreted either as genuinely sympathetic or cunningly sarcastic.

State Spending to Buoy Sales of Cheaper Drugs

Czech firm Zentiva's drug to treat high blood pressure took just three months on the Russian market to outsell rival medication made by U.S.-based Merck.

Mizulina's Surrogacy Ban Idea Ridiculed

The latest idea of infamous State Duma Deputy Yelena Mizulina to ban surrogate motherhood for fear that it "threatens mankind with extinction" amused and shocked observers Monday, although it appeared that legislation to enact such a ban is not planned for the near future.

Rosneft Signs Oil Transport Deal With Kazakhstan

Rosneft said Monday it had agreed on the basic principles for shipping oil to China via neighboring Kazakhstan in a deal essential for Russian company to honor its supply commitments to Beijing.

11 Auchan Stores Barred From Selling Alcohol

The Moscow Times
The sale of alcohol has been banned in 11 Auchan hypermarkets in the Moscow region.

Moscow's 3 Worst Districts Are Clumped in Southeast

The Moscow Times
A poll of real estate analysts has revealed the capital's three most disadvantaged areas, based on transport access, social infrastructure, quality of buildings, ecology, crime levels and density of the migrant population.

Norilsk Nickel to Sell Foreign Assets, Double Russia Exploration

The Moscow Times
Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest nickel producer, plans to sell its foreign assets and double its spending on resource exploration in Russia in the face of weak metal prices, the company's chief executive, Vladimir Potanin, told The Wall Street Journal.

Ukraine Halts Russian Gas Imports

Ukraine halted Russian gas imports last Friday in a dispute over pricing, sources in Russia's gas industry and state export monopoly Gazprom told Reuters on Monday, but the flow to Europe via Ukraine is so far unaffected.

Shipbuilder Outlines Concept of Future Attack Submarine

RIA Novosti
Russia's fifth-generation strategic and attack submarines will most likely be non-nuclear-powered, more compact and less "visible," a senior designer at the Rubin design bureau said Monday.

Gas Explosion Kills 4 in Moscow Region

The Moscow Times
A gas explosion ripped through the upper floors of a nine-story apartment building in the Moscow region Monday, killing at least four people and injuring six others, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

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