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Verdict Triggers Street Protests

Moscow's main thoroughfare was shut down Thursday evening and dozens detained as thousands of demonstrators protesting a guilty verdict against opposition leader Alexei Navalny took to the streets.

Navalny Sentence a Blow to Business

The Russian stock market reacted pessimistically Thursday following the ruling of a regional court that sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to five years in prison for embezzlement.

What the Papers Say, July 18, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
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Navalny's Co-Defendant: Corrupt Businessman or Collateral Damage?

RIA Novosti
This week, a little-known Russian business consultant named Pyotr Ofitserov finally took his eldest daughter on a long-promised visit to Moscow's famed Tretyakov Gallery.

Minister Proposes 7km Bridge to Sakhalin Island

RIA Novosti
The Far East Development Minister has proposed building a massive bridge from the mainland to the island of Sakhalin in order to turn the island into a "third door to the Pacific."

Organizer Sentenced Over 'Zorb' Death

The Moscow Times

The owner of an extreme sports attraction that killed a tourist at a mountain resort in the North Caucasus this January has been given a four-year suspended sentence and put on probation for two years.

Russian-Designed Mobile Phone Goes on Sale

The Moscow Times
Web designer Artemy Lebedev and Orbita Telecom, a Latvian company founded by Russian entrepreneur Mikhail Nikolayev, have begun sales of their new mobile phone, the Just5 Brick, created by Lebedev's Moscow design studio.

Asian Investors Eye Far East

The Moscow Times
Asian investors are keen to invest in infrastructure development in Russia's Far East, including the Trans-Siberian Railroad and Baikal-Amur Mainline, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin said at a railway coordination council in Khabarovsk Thursday.

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