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02/05/2014

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Dozhd Television Faces Closure But Strives to Stay Afloat

Dozhd, Russia's only opposition-oriented television channel, on Tuesday announced that the decision of large cable providers to drop it could lead to its closure and attributed the move to a Kremlin-driven campaign to get rid of them.

Putin Rolls Out His English for IOC Opening in Sochi

President Vladimir Putin concluded the 126th session of the International Olympic Committee in Sochi on Tuesday evening just as he delivered Russia's appeal to committee voters in Guatemala in 2007 before they chose a city for the Winter Games: in English.

Gazprom Overspending Dwarfs Sochi Costs, Expose Says

Gazprom is spending money on useless pipelines that makes the $51 billion spent on the Sochi Olympics look modest, an opposition party investigation said.

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More Stories making business headlines: Finance Ministry Postpones Wealth Fund Forex Purchases to Protect Ruble; Medvedev Mints New State Space Corporation; Armenia Publishes Roadmap to Join Customs Union.

Report on EU Corruption Could Spur Russian Recrimination

A report declaring that not a single member of the European Union is corruption-free will likely be taken as political vindication in Russia, a representative from Transparency International Russia said.

Sochi Notebook: An Unexpected Irish Pub

Tucked among a variety of places offering Caucasus food and drinking traditions is an unexpected find: an Irish pub. Harat's, part of a chain of 24 pubs across Russia, does not adhere to all the traditions of an Irish pub and offers some local color as well.

Russian Gets 3.5 Years in Jail for Drunken Attempt to Hijack Plane

RIA Novosti
A Russian businessman was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in jail Tuesday for attempting to hijack a plane last year while drunk.

Do Not Protest for Gay Rights in Sochi, Olympic Village Mayor Urges

Reuters
Former Olympic champion and mayor of the Mountain Olympic Village Svetlana Zhurova has appealed to protesters not to use the Games as a platform to protest about gay rights in Russia.

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