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12/27/2013

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Ostozhenka Makes Top 10 Most Expensive Streets Worldwide

The Moscow Times
Ostozhenka street in Moscow has been named among the world's 10 most expensive streets in a study conducted by consultancy firm Knight Frank that ranked the world's prime real estate locations according to their price tag per square meter.

Humorous Year in Review: Putin's 2013 Through the Eyes of Lyudmila

Those who love Putin undress for him. Those who hate him also get naked. The bare facts behind Putin's divorce in 2013.

Putin's 12 Most Significant Trips in Russia This Year

Floods, armies, space travel, dreams of Eurasian integration and the prosperity of the Far East all dragged President Vladimir Putin from the comfort of Moscow in 2013.

Journalist Beaten in Ukraine Amid Unrest

The Associated Press
A prominent Ukrainian civic activist and journalist was brutally beaten outside Kiev on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks on activists and opposition members amid weeks of protests calling for the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych and his Cabinet.

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More Stories Making business headlines: Tycoon Vladimir Potanin getting divorced; Olympics organizing committee receives another $50 million; Proton rocket launches communications satellite.

50 Days Before Games, Main Sochi Stadium Still Not Open

With Sochi quickly becoming a focus of world attention as the finish line for preparations approaches for the Winter Games, the venue that will host the opening ceremony of Russia's largest international event in decades has still not been officially opened for use.

Charges on New Bypass Start Jan. 1

Drivers who have been enjoying the jam-free 18.5 kilometer ride along the newly built multi-billon dollar highway that bypasses Odintsovo to link the Moscow Ring Road with Minskoye Shosse will have to start paying for that pleasure from Jan. 1.

Chechen Leader's Dog Found After Appeal on Instagram

The Moscow Times
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's dog has returned to its owner, after a several hours' search prompted by Kadyrov's messages about the disappearance of the canine.

Siberian Official Sentenced to Five Years in Jail for Embezzlement

The Moscow Times
The former first deputy mayor of the Siberian city of Berdsk, Evgeny Martyanov, was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison for abuse of power and the embezzlement of 46 million rubles, the Investigative Committee reported.

Central Bank Allows Trading of Foreign Shares

The Moscow Times
The Central Bank has decided to alter its policy and allow trading of foreign stocks in Russia without direct consent of their issuers, as long as the broker offering the shares takes responsibility for providing full disclosure, Vedomosti reported Thursday.

Police to Set Up New Department to Fight Privatization Crime

The Moscow Times
The Interior Ministry will create a department for fighting crimes related to the privatization of state property, Vedomosti reported Thursday, citing an unidentified ministry official.

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