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12/01/2008

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Protesters Decry Assault on Editor

Staff Writers
This past weekend, more than 1,000 people gathered to protest the attack on Mikhail Beketov, the owner and editor of Khimkinskaya Pravda, who was brutally beaten on November 13. Most protesters are pointing the finger at Vladimir Strelchenko, the mayor of Khimki.

IT Minds Expecting The Next E-Boom

With internet use growing rapidly in Russia and traditional retailers struggling to cover rising property costs, electronic commerce is ready to step in as the next big boom with lower prices and added convenience.

Crisis Fails to Dull Luster of Millionaire Fair

Staff Writers
"Everybody else has a crisis, but we have the Millionaire Fair!" -- This year, the glitzy show at Moscow's Millionaire Fair has been overshadowed somewhat by the global economic crisis.

RusAl Nominates Prokhorov

The Moscow Times
United Company RusAl has nominated Onexim Group president Mikhail Prokhorov to the board of Norilsk Nickel, RusAl said in an e-mailed statement Friday.

Central Bank Devalues Ruble Twice in a Week

The Central Bank on Friday allowed the ruble to depreciate for the second time in a week and said it would raise key interest rates in an effort to reduce capital outflows.

Medvedev, Castro Talk Cooperation

The Associated Press
President Dmitry Medvedev met with revolutionary icon Fidel Castro on Friday, discussing Guantanamo Bay and hopes for a multipolar world with Cuba's former leader during a tour of Latin America aimed at raising Moscow's presence in the region.

Icon of Stalin Draws St. Petersburg Church's Ire

Soviet leader Josef Stalin might seem like an unlikely subject for an icon, but one priest disagrees -- and his stance has sparked an angry response from the church.

See 'Nutcracker,' Johanson December in St. Petersburg

With Christmastime approaching, what besides back-to-back-to-back performances of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" should you expect to find in St. Petersburg's cultural venues?

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