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02/18/2013

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Rogozin Tasked With Meteorite Prevention

In light of the meteorite blast that sent shock waves through the Ural Mountains city of Chelyabinsk on Friday, leaving more than a thousand people injured, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev tasked his deputy, Dmitry Rogozin, with proposing ways to predict and prevent disasters from space.

Moscow Exchange IPO Yields $500M

The Moscow Exchange began trading its own shares Friday, successfully concluding the largest initial public offering in Russia since the 2008 financial crisis.

Fisheries Agency Head Faces Forgery Charges

Investigators on Friday opened a criminal case on forgery charges against Federal Fisheries Agency head Andrei Krainy, the latest high-ranking official to be targeted in an anti-corruption campaign by the government.

Udaltsov's Birthday Party Ends in Police Clashes

A gathering of about 70 people outside the southern Moscow apartment of opposition leader and radical leftist Sergei Udaltsov, who is under house arrest on suspicion of plotting to incite riots, ended in violent clashes with police on Saturday, his birthday.

G20 Leaders Pledge to Avoid Currency Wars

Leaders of the Group of 20 said Saturday that global economic growth remains weak despite government measures, but they agreed to avoid currency wars intended to stimulate the economy by devaluing their money.

Chelyabinsk Entrepreneurs Quick to Profit Off Meteor

The Moscow Times
Enterprising businessmen in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk lost no time in finding a way to capitalize on the meteor strike that shook the city on Friday morning.

Gays in Belarus Face Reprisals for Activism

The Associated Press
Police in Belarus are going after gays, raiding their clubs and locking up clubbers overnight, and summoning gay activists for questioning.

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