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Sale of VTB Stake for $3Bln Expected in Months

The government will proceed with its ambitious privatization plans despite challenging market conditions, Federal Property Management Agency chief Olga Dergunova said.

Lukashenko Warns Russia About Dangers of Privatization

The Moscow Times
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has warned Russia against charging headlong into privatizing state enterprises.

Assaults on Paramedics Worry Moscow Officials

The Moscow Times
Moscow's health department has voiced its concerns over the increasing number of attacks on ambulance workers in the capital.

Hot Water to Be Switched Off Starting May 13

The Moscow Times
Moscow authorities said Friday that they will start turning off the hot water supply for maintenance works in some parts of the capital from May 13.

Amnesty for Lightly Tippling Drivers Proposed

The Moscow Times

A bill has been submitted to the State Duma that would exonerate drivers who have lost their license or faced other penalties for violating the legal alcohol limit, equivalent to .2 grams of alcohol per liter of blood, RIA-Novosti reported Friday.

3 Die in Head-On Collision on Garden Ring

The Moscow Times
Three people died in a car accident in central Moscow in the early hours of Friday morning, police said.

Police Free Chinese Woman After Ransom Demand

The Moscow Times
Moscow police said Friday that they had freed a kidnapped Chinese woman and detained two of her suspected abductors, who were seeking over $150,000 in ransom money for her safe return.

Investigators Detain Nurses Over Orphanage Beating

The Moscow Times
Investigators have detained two nurses suspected of inflicting savage beatings on three small children in a Khabarovsk region orphanage.

St. Pete Airport Reopens After Bomb Hoax

The Moscow Times
St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport has returned to its normal schedule after police said an anonymous bomb threat was a hoax.

2 Missing After Tug Sinks in Neva River

The Moscow Times
Emergency workers are searching for two crew members missing after their tug collided with a bridge over St. Petersburg's Neva River and sank.

Bastrykin Probes Brutal Beating of 3 Orphans in Khabarovsk

The Moscow Times
Russia's top investigator, Alexander Bastrykin, has been tasked with investigating the savage beating of three small children in a Khabarovsk region orphanage.

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