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02/28/2013

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Internet Sleuths a Real Threat to Lawmakers

The ouster of Vladimir Pekhtin from the State Duma is considered a milestone victory for opposition-minded online sleuths like blogger Doctor Z, so much that activists have started to call their sleuthing "pekhting."

What the Papers Say, Feb. 27, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

Mysterious Bison Death Fuels Corruption Row

An adult female European Bison turned around and leisurely defecated in the direction of a group of tourists from Moscow.

Aeroflot Won't Take Baby on Board

An eccentric move by billionaire Alexander Lebedev resulted in a wave of bloggers' irony Wednesday after the banker nominated his 1-year-old son to the board of directors at Aeroflot, in which he owns a minority stake.

Russians Savor Kerry's Description of 'Stupid' Americans

A first meeting between new U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov might have been a key development in tense U.S.-Russian ties this week, but Russian media instead savored a declaration by Kerry that Americans have "the right to be stupid."

Coca-Cola Sees Similar Investment Risks in Russia and Nigeria

The Moscow Times
The risks of doing business in Russia are on par with those in Nigeria and Romania and can negatively affect sales, Coca-Cola said in a report issued to its investors.

Illegal Polar Bear Trade Booming

The Moscow Times
Moscow is at the center of a small but booming illegal trade in polar bear body parts, new research says.

Dvorkovich: Baikalsk Mill to Be Closed

The Moscow Times
The factory at the center of an almost 30-year-long campaign by environmental activists will finally be closed, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Wednesday.

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