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Surkov Replaced by Trusty Technocrat

The veteran foreign policy advisor will be in charge of organizing a government that has repeatedly been accused of poor work recently.

Putin Says Amnesty Plan for Businessmen Needs Refining

President Vladimir Putin, who was expected during a meeting with more than a hundred entrepreneurs on Thursday to give a nod to the State Duma to draft an amnesty act freeing thousands of imprisoned business people, said the concept needed more work, Russian television reported Thursday.

Pyotr Todorovsky, Filmmaker Who Broke Taboo, Dies at 87

The Moscow Times
Pyotr Todorovsky, an Academy Award-nominated director whose films explored World War II and broke a Soviet-era taboo against portraying prostitutes, died Friday after a long illness. He was 87.

50,000 Schools Shut for Summer

The Moscow Times
Eleventh-graders are in for a day of mixed emotions as the summer semester draws to a close in schools across the country.

Police Bust Carjacking Equipment Makers

The Moscow Times
A gang that manufactured and sold sophisticated electronic equipment for carjacking has been thwarted by Voronezh region police and cyber-crime officers, the Interior Ministry said Friday.

Reputed Georgian Mobster Nabbed in Tula Region

The Moscow Times
Tula region police said Friday that they have detained a reputed Georgian-born mobster known by the nickname "Chuto Khonsky."

New Map to Appear on Moscow Metro

The Moscow Times
Transportation authorities are introducing a new metro map to be used across the city's subway network by the middle of next week.

Russia, U.S. to Boost Law Enforcement Cooperation

RIA Novosti
Russia and the United States may set up joint working groups to counter emerging crime threats, Russia's Interior Minister said at the end of a working visit to the United States.

2 Children Die in Perm Region Building Collapse

The Moscow Times
A special commission has been set up to investigate the collapse of a building in Kungur, Perm region, which resulted in the deaths of two children on Friday.

Couple Accused of Knifing Clown to Death

The Moscow Times
A young married couple have been detained on suspicion of knifing a veteran circus clown to death in his Moscow region apartment after he refused to surrender his belongings, investigators said.

Russia Hopes to Rein in World Cup Spending

RIA Novosti
Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has said that the government is hoping no more than $8 billion over and above existing spending programs will be needed from state coffers to fund the 2018 football World Cup.

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