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Surkov Makes Kremlin Comeback

The Moscow Times
Former Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov will be returning to the Kremlin after an almost two-year break to serve as an aide to President Vladimir Putin.

Opposition's Council Left in Limbo

An alliance of Russia's nonparliamentary opposition that was formed at the peak of large-scale street protests in Moscow last year has seen an exodus of its leaders, prompting predictions of its impending political death.

'Hundreds' of Russians Join Fight in Syria

The Moscow Times
A senior Russian official confirmed that hundreds of Russian mercenaries are thought to be fighting in Syria in an interview with Interfax on Friday.

Dagestan Partners Up with Silicon Valley

The technology incubator is a joint venture between Global Venture Alliance, Summa Group and U.S.-based Plug and Play.

Aeroflot to Finalize Boeing Deal

The Moscow Times
Aeroflot will pay<b> </b>up to $7.47 billion, including maintenance and insurances, to lease 50 Boeing jets for up to 18 years, Vedomosti reported on Friday, citing two sources close to the state-controlled airline and the leasing company Avia Capital Service.

Viacom Takes Over MTV Russia

Global media giant Viacom has taken back control of the MTV network in Russia after years of franchising the brand to local license holders and will relaunch the channel Oct. 1, an entertainment news website has reported.

CPC to Get Kashagan Oil

The Caspian pipeline, CPC, will be ready to get commercial oil flows from the newly launched Kazakh Kashagan oil field only in the spring, a senior official at Russia's oil pipeline monopoly said Friday, suggesting an alternative route for the oil.

Russia Boosts Security For Sochi Olympics With Pantsir-S Systems

RIA Novosti
Six Pantsir-S short-range air defense systems have been delivered to the Russian military ahead of schedule to ensure security during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, a senior defense ministry official said.

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