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10/23/2013

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In China, Medvedev Seals Deals and Praises Weightlifting

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday called for greater direct investment between Russia and China, on a visit to Beijing that resulted mostly in trade and banking deals.

Security Forces Hunt for Husband of Volgograd Bomber

The Associated Press
Security forces hunted Tuesday for the husband of a suicide bomber a day after she blew herself up on a bus in southern Russia, killing six people and wounding more than 30 others. They also raised the possibility that Moscow, not Volgograd, was the bomber's original target.

'GTA V' Makes History in Anti-Piracy Fight

"Grand Theft Auto V," which earned $1 billion worldwide in just three days, has broken seven Guinness world records, including best-selling video game.

Plans to Build Oil Platform in Whale Feeding Ground Suspended

The Moscow Times
Sakhalin Energy has suspended construction of an oil drilling platform that environmentalists said would harm highly endangered gray whales off the coast of Russia's Far East, the World Wildlife Fund said in a statement.

Yabloko Activist Smashes Printer to Protest Election Bill

The Moscow Times
A deputy  from the liberal Yabloko party smashed a printer with a hammer near the State Duma building Tuesday in what was intended as a protest against a bill that seeks to strengthen the first-past-the-post voting system in regional legislative elections.

6 Paratroopers Die in Explosion During Training

RIA Novosti
Six servicemen from an airborne division have died in an accidental explosion at a training ground in western Russia, defense officials said.

MTS and VimpelCom to Start Selling New iPhones This Week

Reuters
Mobile phone operators MTS and VimpelCom said they would start selling Apple's new iPhone models Oct. 25, with VimpelCom the country's only carrier to sign a direct sales contract with the U.S. company so far.

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