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Urlashov Faces More Charges

Investigators said Wednesday that they were preparing a new criminal case against former Yaroslavl Mayor Yevgeny Urlashov, who was arrested on attempted bribery charges in early July in what his supporters say was a frame-up to ruin his party's chances of winning regional elections.

Top Economist Quits University

The Moscow Times
A renowned economist is following in the footsteps of self-exiled former rector Sergei Guriev by leaving the New Economic School in Moscow.

What the Papers Say, July 31, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.

IT Firms See Risks in State Regulation

A highly contested law allowing the courts to block online resources suspected of having pirated content came into force on Thursday amid claims by domestic IT companies that ineffective government regulation is hampering innovation in the computer technology industry.

Gucci to Operate Independently in Russia

The Moscow Times
Recognizing the local market's potential, Italy's luxury powerhouse Gucci will begin managing its operations and development in Russia without intermediaries, Vedomosti reported Wednesday.

Ukrainian Confectioner Suspends Exports to Russia

Ukraine's leading confectioner Roshen has suspended its exports to Russia after chief sanitary inspector Gennady Onishchenko banned the products, saying that they don't meet quality and safety standards.

Industry Unable to Lift GDP

The Moscow Times
The main economic indicators of Russian industrial production do not suggest the country is on its way to recovery in the second half of 2013.

Ikea Puts Hot Dogs Back in Stores

The Moscow Times
Ikea stores in Russia will resume selling hot dogs in its restaurants across the country starting Aug. 1.

Putin Calls For High-Speed Siberian Railway

RIA Novosti
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called for the $28 billion high-speed Moscow-Kazan railway to be extended to the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

Sberbank Analyst Responsible For Plagiarism Resigns

The Moscow Times
Andy Smith, the department head at Sberbank CIB accused of plagiarizing research produced by investment company Aton one year ago, has left the company, Vedomosti reported.

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