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Khodorkovsky Partner Lebedev Walks Free, Hints at 'Surprise'

Platon Lebedev, the one-time business partner of former Yukos owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, walked free on Friday night from a penal colony in northwestern Russia, after serving more than ten years on economic charges that many viewed as politically motivated.

Battle Over E-Commerce Ejects Foreign Couriers

Consumers and industry insiders are blaming domestic e-commerce lobbyists for the customs clampdown that provoked several international shipping companies to halt express deliveries to private individuals in Russia last week.

Sochi Concedes Defeat to Vancouver in Merchandise Sales

With the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games less than two weeks away, millions of licensed Olympic products have popped up on grocery store shelves, toy stores and special retail outlets across the country.

Dormitory Life of Moscow's Students (Photo Gallery)

The Moscow Times
Jan. 25, known as Tatyana's Day or Students' Day, marks the end of exams and the first school semester. It is also when Moscow State University was founded in 1755. The Moscow Times visited six Obshchezhitiye, or dormitories, to observe the lives of students. Many said that while communal life is hard, as space is limited, social life is great and costs are cheap - rent is as low as 67 rubles ($2) a month.

Killed Protester Mourned in Kiev Amid Crisis

The Associated Press
Thousands of Ukrainians chanted "Hero!" and sang the national anthem, as a coffin carrying a protester who was killed in last week's clashes with police was carried through the streets of the capital, underscoring rising tensions in the country's political crisis.

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More Stories making business headlines: Lithuanian Pork Imports Restricted; VTB to Cut Costs and Staff; Russia, U.S. to Discuss Financial Information Sharing.

EU and Russia to Swap Recriminations Over Ukraine

European Union and Russian leaders will trade recriminations over Ukraine at a summit on Tuesday, as the former Soviet republic reels from violent unrest after spurning the EU's embrace and lurching back toward Moscow.

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