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Netanyahu in Russia for Urgent Syria Talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to urge President Vladimir Putin to nix planned deliveries of sophisticated ground-to-air missile systems to the government of war-torn Syria during a meeting in Russia on Tuesday.

2 Militant Nationalists Arrested for Killings

Two members of a militant nationalist group that has been implicated in a number of high-profile killings, including those of a prominent judge and an opposition journalist, have been detained in Serbia and Ukraine, the Investigative Committee said Monday.

Real Estate Deals for 30 Million Square Meters Dissolved

Moscow authorities have dissolved real estate contracts totaling more than 30 million square meters since the end of 2010, Vedomosti reported, citing Deputy Mayor Marat Khusnullin.

State-Funded Projects to Face Scrutiny by Independent Experts

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree requiring all major state-funded investment projects to undergo a compulsory technological and financial audit by a panel of independent experts and community representatives.

Participation in St. Petersburg Forum to Cost More

The Moscow Times
The price for participation in the St. Petersburg Economic Forum has increased by more than 66 percent, Vedomosti reported Monday, citing the forum's organizers.

Private Operator Seeks to Improve Commuter Rail Services

Mikhail Khromov has an issue with hares. They make him very angry.

CSKA Fans Call for Boycott of Russian Cup Final in Grozny

CSKA Moscow fans have called for a boycott of next month's Russian Cup final between their team and Anzhi Makhachkala because it will be played in the Chechen capital Grozny.

Coffee House Loses Appeal Over Price-Fixing at Domodedovo

The Moscow Times
Restaurant chain Coffee House has lost an appeal against a Federal Anti-Monopoly Service ruling that found it guilty of using noncompetitive business practices.

Putin Can't Blame Global Ills for Economic Crunch

He is one of a few people who can stand up to Vladimir Putin, but even Russia's former finance minister failed to persuade the president his economy's problems lie at home not abroad.

Lokomotiv Moves On From Crash in Amish Country

The Associated Press
Alex Kruchinin can step out the front door of his hotel and see nothing across the street but miles of farmland.

Police Cadet Detained in Shocking Wife and Child Killing

The Moscow Times
Investigators have detained a police cadet over the shocking killing of the wife and child of a drug control officer in St. Petersburg over the weekend.

St. Pete Officials Sanction Gay Rights Rally, Activists Say

The Moscow Times
LGBT activists said Monday that St. Petersburg authorities have sanctioned a gay rights rally, despite the city's highly publicized law against "homosexual propaganda."

State Seeks Foreign Investment in Roads

The Moscow Times
The government is cutting red tape in the construction sector in an effort to attract foreign investors to domestic road construction projects, a news report said Monday.

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