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Russia Prepared to Cease 'Milk War' With Lithuania

The Moscow Times
Russia is prepared to lift its ban on imports of Lithuanian dairy products following successful negotiations with Lithuanian authorities, acting head of the Federal Consumer Protection Service Anna Popova said Tuesday.

Church Official Fired After Labeling Single Mothers With Derogatory Term

The Moscow Times
An Orthodox Church branch has fired its chief missionary over his recent proposal to use a common Russian expletive to denounce single mothers, the church said in a statement.

Russia Builds Up Arctic Forces as Resource Fight Intensifies

As nations around the world begin to clamor for territory in the resource-rich Arctic, Russia is rapidly building up its military presence in the region, seeking to defend its national interests and match the more established Arctic forces of other countries.

State Boosts Grip on Economy With Bank Crackdown

For some bank depositors, the second half of 2013 has been a year to increase their intimacy with the state, whether they wanted to or not.

Investigators Close Criminal Case of One Greenpeace Activist

The Associated Press
One of the activists detained in Russia's Arctic has been granted amnesty, Greenpeace said Tuesday.

Japanese Firms to Get Privileged Access to Russian Land in Far East

The Moscow Times
Land-hungry Japanese investors may gain access to Russian land in the Far East and tax incentives to develop it.

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Russia is preparing to lift a suspension it imposed on the import of Lithuanian dairy products in October, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.

RusAl Launches Legal Action Against Metal Exchange Rule Changes

The world's biggest aluminum producer RusAl has begun legal action aimed at having the London Metal Exchange overturn planned reforms to its warehousing policy.

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