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01/17/2014

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Qatari Fund Negotiating Purchase of Pokrovsky Hills

The Moscow Times
Qatari sovereign investment fund QIA is negotiating to buy Moscow residential community Pokrovsky Hills from a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, a news report said.

Protesters Arrested After Standoff With Police Over Hotel Construction

About a dozen people were arrested late Wednesday after a standoff with police over the construction of a hotel in the Novokosino district of eastern Moscow.

Global Experts See Role for Small Players in Big Business

Despite the transformation of Russia by its natural resources sector, red tape and governmental capriciousness will retard further growth, regional investment and any semblance of a competitive environment, executives and economists said at this week's Gaidar Forum in Moscow.

Page on Tabloid's Website Added to List of Extremist Materials

The Moscow Times
The Justice Ministry has added a page on Moskovsky Komsomolets' website to the federal list of extremist materials over a comment left by a reader in 2011.

'Not a Single Complaint' About Sochi Preparations

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak has said that there had been no misuse of funds allocated for the upcoming 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, with only 99 billion rubles from the overall price tag of 214 billion rubles taken out of the state budget.

Man Suspected of Killing Mother and Stashing Body in Balcony for Years

RIA Novosti
A man in Russia's Far East has been charged on suspicion of killing his mother and stashing her body on his balcony for 3 1/2 years, investigators said.

Natural Gas Seen as Antidote to Warming

As a major exporter of fossil fuels, Russia may seem an unlikely candidate for global environmental champion, but macro-economic experts believe the country can play a vital role in reducing carbon emissions and the impact of climate change.

Russian Trawler Detained in Norway Freed

RIA Novosti
A Russian fishing vessel detained by Norwegian coast guards earlier this week has been released after its owner paid a fine, officials said.

EU and Russia Shrink Planned Summit to Short Meeting

The Associated Press
A long-planned summit between President Vladimir Putin and the European Union leadership has been reduced to a short meeting in the wake of their confrontation over Ukraine's future.

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