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03/12/2013

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Lugovoi Ends Cooperation With London Over Litvinenko

State Duma Deputy Andrei Lugovoi announced Tuesday that he would no longer cooperate with British authorities over the case of Alexander Litvinenko, in whose poisoning death he is widely considered the prime suspect.

Heavy Snowfall Forecast for Moscow This Week

The Moscow Times
Russian tradition might dictate that this week marks the start of spring, but weather forecasters are warning Moscow residents to brace for heavy snowfall.

Putin Taps Aide Nabiullina to Head Central Bank

Reuters
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday tapped his chief economic adviser, Elvira Nabiullina, to head the Central Bank, backing a loyal technocrat likely to bow to political pressures to ease monetary policy.

Accusations of Plagiarism Become a Political Weapon

Members of the political opposition often accuse state officials of grandiose misdeeds, such as falsifying election results, stealing millions from state coffers, or even ordering the killings of their adversaries.

Space Officials Discuss Earth Defense

Space officials, scientists and military personnel will combine forces to develop a strategy for detecting and countering threats from outer space, Russia's top space official said Tuesday.

Russian Scientists Find Mysterious Bacterium in Antarctic Lake

The Associated Press
A new form of microbial life has been found in water samples taken from a giant freshwater lake hidden under kilometers of Antarctic ice, Russian scientists said.

Russia Remains in Last Place for Public Trust

The level of trust in government officials and business executives remains dramatically low in Russia, with most residents saying they are more inclined to rely on their colleagues and independent experts, a research company said Tuesday.

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